New prison officers are studying ethics as part of their training in the wake of the jailing of two officers for taking bribes.Friday, 27 July, 2012, 12:00am
Wearing a crisp waiter's uniform, 36-year-old Ah Fai expertly folds two napkins into fan shapes, arranges chopsticks on the table and then serves a fried pork dish. He's not working in a restaurant, though - Fai is doing this behind bars.21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Two prison officers who asked an inmate and her boyfriend for cash and expensive gifts after illicitly relaying messages for them had 'brought shame on the Correctional Services Department', a judge said as he jailed the pair yesterday.9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Extra visits to prisoners are commonly allowed in the interest of their rehabilitation and relationships with their families, the government said yesterday amid media reports over extra visits paid to judge's niece Amina Mariam Bokhary.31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
Life behind bars was never supposed to be easy, but no one said it couldn't be breezy.
A wind of change may be about to sweep through Hong Kong's prison system after the completion of a jail which promotes open space - up to a point, of course - the environment and energy-saving.4 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
A prisoner on remand is suspected of smuggling an unusually large amount of drugs into jail by swallowing them after 26 pellets of a substance believed to be heroin were found in his faeces.
Officers at the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre say the amount of the drug was 10 times the amount usually seen in such cases.26 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
The former dean of the University of Hong Kong's medical school, who has been released early from prison, says he wants to make a contribution to society.12 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
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 were treated in jail.6 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
Six tablets of suspected heroin wrapped in plastic were passed by an inmate at the Tai Lam Centre for Women on Friday. The 33-year-old woman, charged with possessing dangerous drugs, was suspected of swallowing the drugs before being taken to the centre last Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the Correctional Services Department said the incident had been reported to police.31 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
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.19 Feb 2009 - 12:00am