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Justice Minister Vows to Reduce Overcrowding at Detention Center with Mass COVID-19 Outbreak

Justice Minister Vows to Reduce Overcrowding at Detention Center with Mass COVID-19 Outbreak

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae on Saturday apologized again for a mass coronavirus outbreak at a detention center in Seoul, saying the country will prioritize resolving overcrowding of inmates at the facility. Choo has been under fire for belatedly responding to COVID-19 infections at Dongbu Detention Center in southeastern Seoul, [...]

Justice Minister Apologizes over Massive Virus Outbreak at Detention Center

Justice Minister Apologizes over Massive Virus Outbreak at Detention Center

SEOUL, Jan. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae on Friday apologized over massive coronavirus infections among inmates at a detention center in Seoul. Choo has been under fire for belatedly responding to COVID-19 infections at Dongbu Detention Center in southeastern Seoul, in which over 900 cases have been confirmed over the past month. [...]

Court Orders Government to Issue Compensation for Poor Toilet Conditions at Detention Center

Court Orders Government to Issue Compensation for Poor Toilet Conditions at Detention Center

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The Supreme Court of Korea has ordered the government to provide compensation to dozens of people who experienced humiliation using toilets in extremely poor condition at a detention center. It’s the first time the Supreme Court has reached a verdict in favor of plaintiffs over a case involving a poorly [...]