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Gov’t Says 52-hour Workweek Also Applies to Prisoners

Gov’t Says 52-hour Workweek Also Applies to Prisoners

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean prisoners who typically work in a variety of prison-support jobs will now be subject to the government’s recent 52-hour workweek initiative. On Thursday, the Ministry of Justice released an advance legislation notice for a revision of the law on the execution of sentences and the treatment of [...]

Installation of Karaoke Rooms for Prison Inmates Stirs Up Controversy

Installation of Karaoke Rooms for Prison Inmates Stirs Up Controversy

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — After the news came out that a karaoke room, called “noraebang” in Korean, and arcade game machines had been installed for prison inmates, local citizens showed mixed responses. On Wednesday, Jeonju Prison located in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province opened a string of facilities to help reduce stress levels in [...]