Rehabilitation authorities are stepping up surprise urine checks on discharged drug offenders to tighten scrutiny of potential relapses. Two former prison officers were jailed last year for falsifying specimens.Sunday, 10 March, 2013, 5:52am
An X-ray machine to detect drugs has been installed at a remand centre, much to the relief of prison officers who previously had to do manual rectum searches of the inmates.
"The manual process in the past was quite noxious," said Commissioner of Correctional Services Sin Yat-kin.8 Feb 2013 - 4:23am
Two ex-correctional services officers were sentenced to three months in jail on Friday, for falsifying urine samples taken from released drug offenders.
Tang Kwai-man and Leung Siu-wing were each convicted in Eastern Court on one count of misconduct in public office, and were granted bail pending appeal.5 Oct 2012 - 4:28pm
New prison officers are studying ethics as part of their training in the wake of the jailing of two officers for taking bribes.27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Five mainland women have given birth in jail in Hong Kong in each of the last two years, but prison officials said yesterday there was no reason 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.19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
About 30 prisoners have signed a petition urging lawmakers to grant them the legal right to make telephone calls home.
This comes after talks between a human rights group and the Correctional Services Department over granting an increase in the number of such calls broke down last month.6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
The Immigration and Customs Departments could follow the lead of the police and the prison service by opening their doors to ethnic minorities, according to the Equal Opportunities Commission.
Growing demands being placed on the disciplined services by minority groups meant these services should revise their recruitment policies, EOC chairman Lam Woon-kwong said yesterday.16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Working at the Correctional Services Department (CSD) could be tough, but it is exactly the challenges and diverse tasks that make its officers motivated.
Before being appointed to her current position as officer at CSD's staff training institute in Stanley, Carman Ching Ka-man worked in a psychological services team that rehabilitated drug addicts.6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Officers at the Correctional Services Department (CSD) have responsibilities that go beyond enforcing law and order.6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Hong Kong's prison officers are feeling hard done by.
The daily grind of travelling to work, six-day shifts and irregular meal times is taking such a toll on the men and women who help keep us safe in our beds at night that they want an hour shaved off their working week.30 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
A coroner's hearing into five recent jail deaths by suicide - four of them in the maximum-security Stanley Prison - served as a reminder that incarceration can be an emotional and physical ordeal, especially for vulnerable people. A finding that negligence and red tape hindered timely medical aid to inmates who hanged themselves made disturbing reading.12 May 2011 - 12:00am
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.29 May 2010 - 12:00am
A support group for prisoners' children says the lack of physical contact and support from their imprisoned parents is causing behavioural and developmental problems.23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
The Correctional Services Department is investigating how a 19-year-old woman inmate escaped from a minimum-security rehabilitation centre at Tai Lam yesterday. A department spokesman said the inmate, surnamed Cheung, went missing at about 12.30pm after going to the toilet during induction training at the Wai Lan Rehabilitation Centre.2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
The photo accompanying the report headlined 'Mong Kok video link takes legwork out of prison visits' on C3 yesterday should have been credited to the Correctional Services Department.30 Jan 2007 - 12:00am