Hong Kong guards jailed for death of Taiwanese inmate after beating

Three correctional services officers damaged the reputation of their department and the city when they inflicted 117 bruises and wounds on the body of a Taiwanese inmate who died the next day, a judge said yesterday.

Friday, 21 September, 2012, 3:28am 2 comments

Corrections & clarifications

Yesterday's report on page A1, 'Prison rice purchase sees government 'fried'', said Hong Kong's prison population was more than 100,000. It should have read more than 10,000. The error was introduced in the editing process.

25 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

Today's scheduled fashion feature on getting into design school does not appear.

18 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Prison relents on leave for funeral

An inmate at Tung Tau Correctional Institute was granted leave yesterday morning to attend his father's funeral after an initial refusal by prison officers to let him go was reported by the South China Morning Post.

28 May 2002 - 12:00am

System undermined

THE Commissioner of Correctional Services spoke about possible prison anarchy brought about by the Bill of Rights (South China Morning Post, January 10).

He is no alarmist. As a front-line correctional officer, I fully support what he says.

The job of the correctional officer has never been easy. It has been made more difficult by the Bill of Rights.

21 Jan 1994 - 12:00am