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  1. Correctional Services Department finds dangerous drugs on 17-year-old inmate

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.54pm: The Correctional Services Department said on Thursday it had discovered some dangerous drugs possessed by a 17-year-old man who was newly admitted ... years. Lau was recalled for a breach of supervision order and was admitted to Pik Uk Correctional Institution on February 26. The 17-year-old inmate told the department that he had no idea when ...

  2. Services asked to relax entry rules for minorities

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Woon-kwong said yesterday. The Police and the Correctional Services Department recently relaxed its language requirements, making Chinese less important in entry examinations for certain ranks. ... In August the Correctional Services Department replaced its written Chinese test with a group interview for some positions, while the police added a rule that favours applicants who speak and write ...

  3. Flaw seen in WTO protester jail plans

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The government plans to hold protesters arrested during the December WTO ministerial conference at Victoria Prison, but Correctional Services Department sources say ... because of difficulties in moving out inmates in time. Correctional Services Department sources said they were also expecting opposition from residents near the prison. Inmates are supposed ...

  4. Mindset on prisoner suicides has to change

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Correctional Services Department. Ironically, however, it is the department's response that has better articulated the essence of its public duty of care for at-risk inmates: 'We ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Suicide-proof beds for prisons

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Beds for prisoners thought to be at risk of killing themselves could be redesigned, the Correctional Services Department says. Commissioner of Correctional Services Kelvin Pang ... incidents,' Mr Pang added. There are about 33 to 44 incidents of prisoners attacking officers each year. While about 80 correctional services staff would be lost through natural wastage in the coming ...

  7. Prisoners petition to make calls legal right

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a human rights group and the Correctional Services Department over granting an increase in the number of such calls broke down last month. Inmates can only make calls of 10 minutes every three ... inmates' rights. 'Making phone calls is not mentioned in the current law. So the Correctional Services Department does not regard it as a basic right... It is not a routine practice ...

  8. Bars go out the window to stop prison suicides

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... recommendations after five jail suicides in eight months- four of them at Stanley. Correctional Services Commissioner Sin Yat-kin said yesterday the department was studying the recommendations, which ... themselves, some used the whole sheet,' he said. Some suicidal inmates also used shirts or trousers, he said. The chairman of the Correctional Services Officers' Association, Chiu Chi-keung, ...

  9. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the story headlined 'Pension fund picks Citibank, National Trust as custodians' on July 26, Northern Trust was mistakenly identified as National Trust. Northern Trust is a US-based financial institution that specialises in custodian banking services. ...

  10. Complaints over strip searches and insults

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Society for Community Organisation has received 22 complaints this year from asylum seekers over strip searches and inhumane treatment. It said the victims also had to endure insulting comments from watching immigration and correctional services officers. ...




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