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  1. Work on Lo Wu prison revamp under way

    Posted Apr 16th 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Work on the Lo Wu prison redevelopment has begun as part of correctional services' efforts to ease overcrowding in women's facilities. The existing institution, ... Council's Finance Committee granted funding for the prison redevelopment last June. Mostly women will be housed at the new prison, although Correctional Services Department officials have said ...

  2. Prison officers jailed for bribery

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the Correctional Services Department', a judge said as he jailed the pair yesterday. Ng Shuk-yi, 36, convicted last month of soliciting an advantage and three counts of attempted fraud, was sentenced ... group, while Lai worked at the Chi Ma Wan Correctional Institution in South Lantau,, until their arrest and suspension in March 2010. Wu was in the Chi Ma Wan jail, but has been moved. Kwok said ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yesterday's story on page A2 'Uncertain future in HK for Iranian shipping line', stated: 'Hong Kong will deny service to any ships linked to Iran.' It should have said: 'Hong Kong will deny services to any ships connected to Iran and are suspected of carrying prohibited goods.' The error was introduced in the editing process. ...

  4. 'Mainland mums not trying for jail terms'

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to fear mainland mothers-to-be might deliberately commit crimes punishable by a jail term in the hope of obtaining free obstetric services and the right of abode for their babies. Addressing a media briefing on the Correctional Services Department's review of operations last year, the service's commissioner, Sin Yat-kin, said there were 19 pregnant women in the city's ...

  5. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of faults' on page C1 yesterday, wrongly referred to Frank Chan Fan as being with cable car operator Ngong Ping 360. He is the government's director of electrical and mechanical services. ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Do we need to make property prices 'politically correct'?

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:05pm by George Chen

    ... it is politically correct for the (Hong Kong) government to be seen as introducing short-term measures to tame the property market, we believe measures would not have much impact on property demand,” said the bank’s research analysts Cusson Leung and Joyce Kwock in a recent report for the bank’s clients. Politically correct? How correct can politics be these days in Hong Kong and Mainland China? Local ...

  7. Guards' working day not such a trial

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the prisoners' tea? Unless there are disturbances the Correctional Services Department is not telling us about, the last time there was a serious riot in a Hong Kong detention facility was in the dim ...

  8. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Due to an editing change in the article 'BA adds its voice to chorus calling for third runway' on B1 on March 30 it was suggested that UPS still had to receive traffic rights for its Cologne-Hong Kong route. UPS received the traffic rights on January 28 before the launch of the air cargo service on March 28. ...

  9. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An article which appeared in this column on May 31, 2008 incorrectly stated that Winnie Chiu was human resources director at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, when her correct title was human resources manager, corporate services. We apologise for this mistake. ...

  10. Detainee 'passes' pack of heroin

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A detainee in the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre is under investigation after he excreted a pack of suspected heroin yesterday, the Correctional Services Department says. The man, surnamed Ng, 39, was admitted to the centre on February 12 on a charge of trafficking in a dangerous drug. The next day he tried to run away from a prison worker during a body search and was found ...




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