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Doctors Leave Correctional Facilities amid Poor Wages and Prisoner Lawsuits

Doctors Leave Correctional Facilities amid Poor Wages and Prisoner Lawsuits

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean doctors working at correctional facilities such as prisons and detention centers are suffering from poor working conditions and frequent lawsuits by prisoners. The number of general practitioners and specialists working at South Korean correctional facilities totaled 89 as of February, according to the Ministry of Justice. Given [...]

‘Mom’s Voice’ Program Brings Inmates and their Children Together

‘Mom’s Voice’ Program Brings Inmates and their Children Together

SEOUL, Jul. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Justice said Monday it will implement a program called “Mom’s Voice” from next month that allows female inmates to record themselves reading fairytales to their children. To promote the emotional stability of the inmates’ children, government officials explained, the ministry decided to run a program to [...]