Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Prison feedback: Comment boxes to aid prisoners

Prison feedback: Comment boxes to aid prisoners

Prison feedback: Comment boxes to aid prisoners

Prison feedback
Ministry of Interior officials said yesterday that Banteay Meanchey provincial prisons will place comment boxes at all incarceration sites to facilitate feedback from prisoners.

Kuy Bunson, deputy director of the ministry’s department of prisons, said the boxes aimed to provide prisoners with a mechanism to file comments or complaints about their living conditions.

“We will do this project nationwide with the cooperation of the Cambodia Criminal Justice Assistance Project.”

Phean Chorvan, acting director of Banteay Meanchey prison, said the comment boxes will be installed this month.

He added that prisoners would be free to write about any issues affecting them.

Soum Chankea, provincial coordinator for local rights group Adhoc, said the comment boxes are important for the prisoners because they are afraid of directly confronting prison officials.

“What I worry about is that the prison officials will mistreat them when they reveal their identity,” he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • EU parliament’s 13-point vote to decide on possible sanctions

    The European Parliament is due to vote on Thursday on a 13-point resolution on Cambodia – which includes a call for the treason charges against bailed opposition leader Kem Sokha to be dropped – a threat that could see the EU enforce a range of sanctions against

  • Government hits back at threats to pull EBA, suspend UN seat

    The spokesman for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has said the government is in no way concerned after the European Parliament gave it three months to reverse what it called the “systematic repression of the political opposition”. Ignoring the ultimatum could mean facing

  • Sar Kheng: Sokha requested security

    Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Sunday revealed the story behind the transfer of former opposition party leader Kem Sokha from Trapaing Phlong prison in Tbong Khmum province to his house in the capital. Speaking at the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) headquarters in Prey

  • PM vows to ‘protect’ Chinese interests

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday told Chinese companies investing in Cambodia not to worry about contract cancellation in the Kingdom. Speaking at a roundtable meeting with business executives in China as co-chair of the China-Asean Expo, the prime minister told six Chinese conglomerates with