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  1. Row over Bokhary's extra jail visits

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was specified by law. Under regulations, a prisoner is allowed visits twice a month. Each visit should last no more than 30 minutes. Up to three visitors are allowed each time. The Correctional Services ... there were 62 applications for extra visits from July 1 to December 29. The department said 90 per cent, or 56 cases, were approved. 'Heads of correctional institutions may also allow any ...

  2. New green jail offers a more humane look

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... in co-operation with the Correctional Services Department and it seeks to dismantle the myth that prison has to be dark, dank and airless. After winning a grand award in a regional green building ... by population. The maximum security Stanley Prison holds 1,511 inmates. The new complex, which the Correctional Services Department is less keen to talk about than their architectural counterparts, ...

  3. Prisoner ate large drugs haul to smuggle into jail

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... officers placed him in an isolation cell for close observation, the Correctional Services Department said yesterday. Officers familiar with the case said they had also been alerted by the fact ... of drugs as they can kill if the pellets burst inside their bodies,' the chairman of the Correctional Services Officers' Association, Chiu Chi-keung, said. Under existing security ...

  4. Give me a chance, says freed ex-dean

    Posted Aug 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Correctional Services Department said all applicants for pre-release were treated in the same way. A member of the Release Under Supervision Board, which considers each application, said prisoners who ...

  5. World Cup a gambling headache for city's prisons

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Gambling on soccer is banned in Hong Kong's prisons but inmates go to great lengths to avoid detection by officers- even using secret codes to place bets. Every four years, Correctional Services Department officers face a headache over increased gambling in jails due to the World Cup. Each of the past three years, there have been about 100 cases of inmates caught ...

  6. Regulations eyed for cosmetic contact lenses

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the flow of oxygen to the cornea. The bureau was replying to a question from health services sector lawmaker Dr Joseph Lee Kok-long. It said the number of people suffering from eye infections ...

  7. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In yesterday's story 'XLX sees rebound in urea prices', it should have said China XLX Fertiliser made a net profit of 119 million yuan last year, not a net loss. In another story, 'Cargo carriers brace for more consolidation', it should have said that Cathay Pacific Airways reduced its freighter service between Hong Kong and Shanghai to 16 weekly flights ...

  8. Worker injured in Lantau prison attack

    Posted Jan 06th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok An inmate at the maximum-security Shek Pik Prison on Lantau attacked a jail worker with a toilet bowl fragment yesterday morning, injuring his head and arm. The assault took place as staff searched the inmate in his cell, the Correctional Services Department said. The injured worker was treated at Princess Margaret Hospital. The inmate and another hurt jail worker ...

  9. social services

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Hong Kong's elderly people estimated to increase by 2033? a. 13 b. 14 c. 27 d. 0.88 4 Which of the following statements is correct? a. Dominic Au Siu-lung suggests nursing homes ... Compare the percentage with the city's average ratio. 2 Look at advertisements and websites to see what services elderly homes promise to deliver to customers. Answers: January 28 Reading ...

  10. S&P predicts property correction by mid-year

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito The mainland property market will see a correction this year due to slower demand, higher supply, tightening liquidity and the effects of government measures to cool speculation, according to Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. 'The middle of 2010 could be a potential turning point for many developers as increased supply leads competition to intensify ...




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