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Life Inside Bali's Infamous Kerobokan Prison | Foreign Correspondent

  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 11 มิ.ย. 2017
  • To many, Bali’s Kerobokan jail is a place of creepy fascination, a repository of misery in an island playground. But what’s it really like in there?
    For the first time a TV crew has obtained virtually unrestricted access to all corners of Kerobokan’s men’s prison. The Foreign Correspondent team spend a week roaming the jail, filming and interviewing prisoners and guards to capture life inside.
    "Yeah, this is my little piece of paradise" - Bali Nine member Matthew Norman.
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  • @abish1650
    @abish1650 3 ปีที่แล้ว +151

    Man, this prison is a rehabilitation camp. Really fascinated by the way people with bad pasts are changing for a better future. Hope humanity grows.

    • @Tanokops
      @Tanokops 3 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      For the foreigner it does 😋

    • @AlphaHealthYT
      @AlphaHealthYT 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Yeah, a rehabilitation camp... but you can never get fully rehabilitated, that's why you need to spend your whole life there.

    • @luvtocook6881
      @luvtocook6881 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Our prisons should be the same way. Sadly in the US they’re being built by corporations for profit, and in order to make money they need inmates and they need them to stay… when you have that kind of a system the inmate doesn’t stand a chance from the moment they enter the court room… judges are being dragged into longer sentences and sentences for those who would never see the inside of a prison before… we’re letting down inmates and only creating better criminals thereby putting the public at risk of coming into contact with them.

    • @briantarigan7685
      @briantarigan7685 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@Tanokopsthe Indonesians also being treated the same way in there

  • @omarsuave6148
    @omarsuave6148 5 ปีที่แล้ว +165

    His father is amazing. I literally have no one in my family who would ever do that for me. No one would move to the country I'm imprisoned in just to frequently see me. His father truly loves him.

    • @traci150
      @traci150 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Lenny Online me too

    • @brentbarnhart5827
      @brentbarnhart5827 4 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      My mother and father heard an untrue rumor about me, I've never been in trouble in my life, always been a respected leader wherever I am, own many businesses, very successful man, and a nice and caring person toward even strangers. But my parents after hearing this untrue rumor, and after me telling them the absurdity of the claim, declared me dead and never spoke to me every again when I was 40 years old. So I am assuming, if I actually ever did anything, they wouldn't come see me, when they threw me away over an untrue rumor. YES, this man has a wonderful and loving father. He is Blessed, not all can say that as you have stressed. Blessings to you Omar.

    • @idealist420
      @idealist420 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@brentbarnhart5827 Don't try to prove anything to them. Do things to prove yourself worthy to you. You don't have to impress anyone but yourself. Competition should always be within you.

    • @brentbarnhart5827
      @brentbarnhart5827 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@idealist420 Agree, my satisfaction in life does not come from others.... it is NICE but I am able to get said satisfaction out of seeing my own work in motion, so to speak. Your comments are very valid.... thank you and God Bless.

    • @amandacullen2624
      @amandacullen2624 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@brentbarnhart5827 did they never talk to u again ? Wat was the rumour about that’s pretty harsh for parents to do

  • @rrrriajiii
    @rrrriajiii 2 ปีที่แล้ว +55

    He said the prisoners as "warga binaan" which in english it's actually translated as "person in care" rather than "prisoner"
    It may looks like a subtle gesture but as we can see compared to almost every prison in this world, the result is spot on.

    • @jeromimikhaelasido8800
      @jeromimikhaelasido8800 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      ya bukan subtle gesture sih mas, sejak jaman menteri kehakiman sahardjo tahun 1962 semua istilah istilah terkait dgn penjara diperhalus semua. termasuk juga itu. jadinya itu bukan gestur tapi kewajiban dia utk menyebut orang orang di video ini sebagai warga binaan alih-alih napi.

  • @dontcare7086
    @dontcare7086 3 ปีที่แล้ว +34

    This is what prison should be. These men are actually being rehabilitated and trying to better themselves. Of course not everyone will take advantage of this but for the most part they seem like they're trying their best and making the best out of a bad situation. There's no point being violent and miserable especially when you're all in it together.

  • @boyjengka9556
    @boyjengka9556 3 ปีที่แล้ว +280

    If Bali prisoner feels uncomfortable with their situation right now in Bali prison, I think guard have to show them a documentary video about Madagascar prison, their mindset will be changed and suddenly they feel like living in a resort in Bali prison.

    • @reconss5290
      @reconss5290 3 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Their eyes will tear blood from what they will see lol

    • @aflah8890
      @aflah8890 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Ya of course

    • @crybxby6848
      @crybxby6848 3 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @MyVishal98
      @MyVishal98 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      They will gonna consider it a vacation 😂😂😂 and gonna live for long time here😂

    • @annaemilia2505
      @annaemilia2505 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      or they should show the prisoners the film of that prison in deep russia called the black dolphin ....with prisoners that locked up 23 hours per day in their cells and 1 hour per day walking in a small cage - no more - and they are knowing that they will never be free again. This bali prison has more dignity and responsebilities and things to do for the prisoners there. What I do not understand ist why people risk prison in other countries by drug dealing etc - if they would have been caught in countries like saudi arabia ....they would not have faced prison - they would have faces the sword.....

    @KONTHEDON4 4 ปีที่แล้ว +440

    This prison is actually not that bad, trust me you don't want to be in African or South American prisons

    • @lexxusify
      @lexxusify 4 ปีที่แล้ว +26


    • @advaithrvasistha44
      @advaithrvasistha44 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@lexxusify yess

    • @riverrazors7915
      @riverrazors7915 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      I was in Singapore prison back in 2003 and it was really hell..once I got caught playing scrabble during master check and I spent 7 days tied by wrist and ankles to the walls of 2x2 cell in the blistering heat since the cell blocks were made out of metal and the sun would hit on it all afternoon..sometime the temperature would get so hot that when the warden opened the door you would see smoke coming out of the cell..we slept on the floor and we were sometime up to 32 inmates in 20 m2 cell..

    • @jenrutherford6690
      @jenrutherford6690 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @Green Fire jeepers you must be one tough character to have survived.

    • @jenrutherford6690
      @jenrutherford6690 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@riverrazors7915 for playing scrabble ????

  • @ontheroadagain9068
    @ontheroadagain9068 3 ปีที่แล้ว +28

    "I am always hungry" 20:05 the QnA session broke my heart.
    You could see Matthew put up a brave smile as he actually speaks the truth and everyone laughs.

  • @dib_anbesa
    @dib_anbesa 3 ปีที่แล้ว +29

    That's what you call the unconditional love from his dad! He left Australia just to be close to his son!! God bless you brother!

    • @Animal-Reaction-Clips
      @Animal-Reaction-Clips 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Nah man he possessed heroine to export and then supply and ruin lives and torture families of those affected and for this reason alone he deserves life in prison

  • @choneydolma4498
    @choneydolma4498 3 ปีที่แล้ว +65

    IDK but seeing this episode I feel very calm and peaceful.. All the prisoners have very positive and humble attitude.. I have seen people with freedom more depressed, stressed out.. with health and mental problems, there are neighbors fighting with each other, there are angers, jealousy, hatred,..etc.. I have seen suffering far worse outside jail than in this jail.!!!..In this prison prisoners are more closer to God, community, brotherhood, skills,.. songs, sports, some sort of very soothing vibrant...I am glad humanity still exist in some prison...!!

    • @johnnycash2154
      @johnnycash2154 3 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Yesss i really love their positivity

    • @Kanal7Indonesia
      @Kanal7Indonesia 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Ikr this feels like a resort

    • @rein0123
      @rein0123 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Ofc people are gonna be more positive in front of a camera.

  • @lepuscuniculus7527
    @lepuscuniculus7527 4 ปีที่แล้ว +57

    Matthew dad moved to Bali just for his son. Wow the fatherly love is incredible. And Chen has passion for aviation but he is stuck in the prison. That is sad. But at least he can see the open sky and keep dreaming.

  • @tatianapashkova3558
    @tatianapashkova3558 3 ปีที่แล้ว +20

    this prison looks like a University campus. Too nice for a prison, still great to see how kind, openhearted and humane these Indonesians are. Really great!

    • @logangellasch8944
      @logangellasch8944 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I think prisons in Germany or Switzerland are nice. Not this

    • @BayuCTG
      @BayuCTG 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@logangellasch8944 try thai prison. Thats the best prison in the world

    • @user-bn5bx6vd8l
      @user-bn5bx6vd8l 3 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@logangellasch8944 you're comparing jail in first world country to this lol.

    • @astinharun5331
      @astinharun5331 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@user-bn5bx6vd8l in first world country the Prinson too cold for braeath lol

  • @gagakhandokoiriantoroputra4803
    @gagakhandokoiriantoroputra4803 3 ปีที่แล้ว +100

    At 28:50, the governor of the prison used such as sweet words "warga binaan" for Matthew, which means "citizen to be educated". He did not use the word "tawanan" which literally translates to prisoner.

    • @zNblack00
      @zNblack00 3 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      ^this, Something from Bahasa Indonesia that was utterly lost in translation!

    • @originalsun5206
      @originalsun5206 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@zNblack00 *bahasa Melayu

    • @generalbaguette3489
      @generalbaguette3489 2 ปีที่แล้ว +16

      @@originalsun5206 melayu and indonesian is not the same language, they're very similar because its basically the same raced people made the language but its diffrent

    • @blank6670
      @blank6670 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@originalsun5206 it's Bahasa Indonesia not Bahasa Melayu, Bali is from Indonesia not Malaysia.

    • @EyyoWagwanBoy
      @EyyoWagwanBoy 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@blank6670 Bahasa Melayu is not only in malaysia btw

  • @diatonix2
    @diatonix2 4 ปีที่แล้ว +132

    It may be overcrowded, but it is still a hundred times better and more humane than many other prisons.

  • @AlanAttack
    @AlanAttack 5 ปีที่แล้ว +30

    When you see people in this situation its brings home the reality of how precious your life is, its time I stop taking my own freedom for granted and wasting my time, its time to do something.

    • @swamplife3148
      @swamplife3148 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      @911 Calls still no pussy tho...

  • @tibork3845
    @tibork3845 2 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    This is 'infamous prison'??? I was a refugee from the Soviet Union, this is luxury hotel compared to our refugee camp where I spent one and half years. We had one shower and about 10 toilette for 300 people (men and women together), shared one room with 11 other people. These people have a very lucky life!

  • @na6493
    @na6493 2 ปีที่แล้ว +27

    I admire the dad. He moved to Bali and is near his son.

    • @charitymanning9204
      @charitymanning9204 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      I was thinking the exact same thing. That is unconditional love to the fullest.

    • @canvassketch4112
      @canvassketch4112 2 ปีที่แล้ว


  • @ulaso3989
    @ulaso3989 5 ปีที่แล้ว +144

    This prison seems like a paradise compared to American prisons

    • @derpypotato3650
      @derpypotato3650 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @Jason Adams yep

    • @kekfreedomheritage5633
      @kekfreedomheritage5633 4 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Many state prisons in USA are very bad, and some Fed prisons are bad, but usually better than state prisons from what has been reported from prisoners themselves. There are many killings and serious injuries and isolation in US prisons. Some prisoners are completely isolated for years and decades. The jails in various local areas can be very bad as well.

    • @connoroleary591
      @connoroleary591 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Yes, this prison seems humane.
      The way most prisoners are treated is so cruel that it is a stain on civilisation.
      Redemption and reform should be the aim of prison, not brutalisation and gangs.

    • @polishpat95
      @polishpat95 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Which makes them non typical criminals.
      They're normal people who got imprisoned for stuff like a personal small amount steroids. Like WTF

    • @zjuvergaur
      @zjuvergaur 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      The prison in Iceland is like a vacation you can't escape lol it's a total joke, i've been there for a few months couple of years ago, i loved my stay, came out refreshed and alot healthier than when i first arrived there - so i could party even harder and for 1 or 2 extra days ^^

  • @smode983
    @smode983 4 ปีที่แล้ว +52

    The U.S. could learn a thing or 10 from this prison system. It's not perfect by any means but they seem to be treated like humans, shown respect and dignity, kept active and given opportunities to improve themselves.
    All of the inmates look so damn friendly lol.

    • @sicksamuel5110
      @sicksamuel5110 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Inmates don’t deserve to be treated humanely

    • @CasevacDevilDoc
      @CasevacDevilDoc 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      The USA is a privatized system. They get money for each head and recidivism means the cash keeps coming back.

    • @cactusboysucculent5137
      @cactusboysucculent5137 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@sicksamuel5110 Why?

  • @Nalinc33
    @Nalinc33 2 ปีที่แล้ว +30

    This is a heavenly prison compared to other countries .seems like inmates friendly and calm. Clean environment

  • @RedSoulful
    @RedSoulful 2 ปีที่แล้ว +45

    My girlfriend is Brazilian, and she told me that this looks like heaven in comparison with some prisons in Brazil. It isn't controlled by drug lords and I can see some respect between inmates and guards, it doesn't look too overcrowded and there are no signs of gang related murders. I mean... this is looks way, way better than some prisons in Africa and South America

  • @Simplepinoy703
    @Simplepinoy703 4 ปีที่แล้ว +42

    Got locked up once. That single cell no matter what anyone say can F w/mind. Your mind goes in another world and think about the craziest things. Once I got out. I studied my ass off, got my GED and when that certification came. I applied for community college. My life didnt start til I was 23. Tough life is what makes you a stronger person. Good luck to all that's willing to change and hope you give your second chance a better beggining.

    • @prodby5star940
      @prodby5star940 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Bro that whole message is dumb as shit

  • @Kittybarcode
    @Kittybarcode 3 ปีที่แล้ว +49

    This is sad but heart warming at the same time. I’m glad they are being so productive in prison . Also, good to see Indonesian governments has provided humane conditions and a beautiful garden for its criminals .

  • @najeebjr_654
    @najeebjr_654 ปีที่แล้ว +11

    most of them in this prison got high level of humanity,, so many life lesson from this video you got our respect dear brothers

  • @MStarr-dp8fc
    @MStarr-dp8fc 2 ปีที่แล้ว +30

    I saw a lot of sadness and regret in Matthew’s and Chen’s eyes. Facing life in prison is tough.

    • @-------------------13
      @-------------------13 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Tough? Eat good food for free, has comfy bad and some books inside.. And you still think that's tough?

    • @MStarr-dp8fc
      @MStarr-dp8fc 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @@-------------------13 compared to the horrendous prison conditions in Madagascar for example. I’d say this prison in Bali is a lot more sanitary and “comfortable”
      However They tried to smuggle WEED out of Bali. Not cocaine, meth, heroin, opioids.
      I understand every country has their own rules and laws. They did break the law.
      However LIFE in prison for WEED is a very harsh penalty.
      FREEDOM is priceless.

    • @-------------------13
      @-------------------13 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@MStarr-dp8fc But they don't know how to appreciate their freedom by using and smuggling drugs in Asia.
      They know the law is so strict and they break it.

    • @-------------------13
      @-------------------13 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      You don't know how much trouble they get into when they're high. There are so many cases in Indonesia because of drugs.

    • @MStarr-dp8fc
      @MStarr-dp8fc 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@-------------------13 Now you’re onto another topic.
      First you went from the topic of them eating good for free, has comfy books inside….
      I’m talking about the Bali 9 and their case. They were caught. guilty for attempting to smuggle WEED. Understand now?
      I know for a fact that people who are high on OTHER drugs besides MARIJUANA
      Get into lots of trouble. And commit terrible crime.
      I know weed is illegal especially in Indonesia. However please tell me what crimes people commit while high on weed??
      Again….I am NOT excusing what they did.

  • @codymonahan3210
    @codymonahan3210 4 ปีที่แล้ว +86

    This prison looks like a breeze compared to other prisons. That is crazy how much stuff they get and the tools they get to handle.

    • @keeganmoonshine7183
      @keeganmoonshine7183 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      lol they have freaking blowtorches. If I was there I would try to escape. Get Dad to get a boat and try and sail back to Australia and never go back to Indonesia.

    • @mkultra80
      @mkultra80 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@keeganmoonshine7183 oh yeah? We will extradict your ass from straya' then..

  • @nikolainagele4589
    @nikolainagele4589 4 ปีที่แล้ว +30

    I think, what maybe some TH-cam users must understand...if you like a documentary, it doesn't mean you agree with the people, situation or what happens in the documentary or what they are reporting of, it is just to show, you like the quality of the documentation and like the work of the makers/producers and journalists...

    • @lrrrruleroftheplanetomicro6881
      @lrrrruleroftheplanetomicro6881 4 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      and other times we'll downvote out of political beliefs.

    • @nikolainagele4589
      @nikolainagele4589 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@lrrrruleroftheplanetomicro6881 you understand my point, thanks

    • @nikolainagele4589
      @nikolainagele4589 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@lrrrruleroftheplanetomicro6881 I hope not, I hope we stay correct....

  • @Joycemcnamara
    @Joycemcnamara ปีที่แล้ว +15

    Their culture makes the difference. Also, not being treated like caged animals, they don’t act like caged animals. How fascinating.

  • @Jawwaad1111
    @Jawwaad1111 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    Although they might only be letting us see what they want us to see, this prison looks like a paradise compared to others I’ve seen here on TH-cam

  • @tanveer0987
    @tanveer0987 4 ปีที่แล้ว +48

    Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky had said "The degree of civilisation in a society is revealed by entering its prisons", Indonesia seems more civilized then some of the first world nations.

    • @michaelgeorge4643
      @michaelgeorge4643 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      ...Until you realize that people are wasting away for their entire lives because they used a teeny amount of a mind altering substance to escape their pain

    • @ericlencher2356
      @ericlencher2356 4 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      I guess you missed the part where they shot 2 men to death by firing squad for a non violent drug offense. That destroys your entire argument.

    • @sadbuttrue5200
      @sadbuttrue5200 4 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      @@ericlencher2356 kill 2 drug dealer to save million people i think its fair enough, we also death penalty a man behind bomb bali

    • @justkidding9381
      @justkidding9381 3 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      @@ericlencher2356 nah that's why we don't have drug cartel war here in indos, so damn few illegal gun possession of non law enforcement here like it's almost legend to have gun when u are civilian except if u are terrorist, everything just peace here

  • @chelseajennings4377
    @chelseajennings4377 4 ปีที่แล้ว +22

    That's an awesome father that moved that far away to live with his son! That's something like my father would do for me! Amazing family and great support that he has! He is his father's world and you can see it in Dad's eyes when he sees his son every time he goes to visit! That's an awesome American Dad that Bali 9 member has. I would do the same if that happened to a parent or family member of mine, though! No doubt! I would be close to them where I lived!

  • @lillymarie1965
    @lillymarie1965 2 ปีที่แล้ว +26

    In every foreign jail documentary I see comments about Madagascar. That jail had given us all PTSD

    • @alvinaditya3684
      @alvinaditya3684 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      The scariest jail I ever watched.

    • @stormsebastian926
      @stormsebastian926 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@alvinaditya3684 more of disgusting cell than scary.

    • @kenyanempress9175
      @kenyanempress9175 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I was just telling a couple of friends about the worst prison in the world being in Antananarivo, and they were shocked beyond.

    • @ConceptofFreedom
      @ConceptofFreedom 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Madagascar? Really?
      I have to watch it next I guess.

    • @itsjustmechill.5292
      @itsjustmechill.5292 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      "Alright time to roll over and spoon the next sweatiest,smelly person near you in 95 degree heat"
      That would be the ultimate torture to me, I believe I would just take gunshots while climbing the fence instead of that.

  • @mbahdookoonsakti6498
    @mbahdookoonsakti6498 3 ปีที่แล้ว +20

    2017: no
    2018: not yet
    2019: lil bit closer
    2020: lets put this to everyone's recommendation

    • @tomye4956
      @tomye4956 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      too old find a better one.

    • @RainMaker426
      @RainMaker426 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      That's right, this video suddenly appears in my recommendation

  • @scottshanahan3827
    @scottshanahan3827 3 ปีที่แล้ว +41

    I wouldn't want to be locked up anywhere, but this is one of the best prison situations I've ever seen.

    • @reconss5290
      @reconss5290 3 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      Yea, never seen people so friendly to each other in prison like this before :O

    • @37mountainguy
      @37mountainguy 3 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      It looks like summer camp in paradise

    • @sebby324
      @sebby324 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Have you seen the UK they are like 3 star hotels

    • @widjiro
      @widjiro ปีที่แล้ว

      yeah prison in scandinavian although very comfortable, the people are very anti social

  • @NgJackal1990
    @NgJackal1990 4 ปีที่แล้ว +132

    If this jail is bad, guess you haven’t seen jails in Madagascar, Phillipine, Thailand, and the tent city.

    • @christinewebber7924
      @christinewebber7924 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Tent city isn't that bad. Made it look way worse then the reality. Jail isn't suppose to be comfortable. Tent city you get three meals and a cot. Clean running water. Proper toilets not just a whole in the floor. They still get the store showers ability to work out, study etc.

    • @Ober1kenobi
      @Ober1kenobi 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      America has a Tent city jail

    • @pututunik8748
      @pututunik8748 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      wait, what is a tent city?

    • @NgJackal1990
      @NgJackal1990 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@pututunik8748 Google Arizona tent city jail.

    • @pututunik8748
      @pututunik8748 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@NgJackal1990 ah ok

  • @elainebundy5038
    @elainebundy5038 3 ปีที่แล้ว +10

    The most freeiest prettiest prison ive seen on TH-cam

  • @ConceptofFreedom
    @ConceptofFreedom 2 ปีที่แล้ว +20

    I feel sorry for the guys.
    Don't do drugs in Bali. I lived there a few years and learnt many things.
    Ask yourself, is a joint really worth one year of your life? Not to mention other drugs.
    If you can't leave a few days or weeks without drugs, then Bali is not your place to visit.

  • @kevinbratwurst1418
    @kevinbratwurst1418 5 ปีที่แล้ว +64

    wow. i assume this is better then 90% of the prisons in US. i mean they have work, the guards are friendly, there's a garden to go to every day. Three simple things that millions of prisoners are dreaming of.....

    • @yy-rp3hr
      @yy-rp3hr 5 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      Better than 100%

    • @danielsonn3046
      @danielsonn3046 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      norway prisons are nicer

    • @princesssolace4337
      @princesssolace4337 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @@danielsonn3046 ...is it 24/7 summer in Norway?

    • @ChristianNorge
      @ChristianNorge 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@princesssolace4337 Nah, but that's all preference, some people actually like having 4 seasons over perpetual summer

    • @conceitedxo
      @conceitedxo 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      the thing is when your only prison sentence is in this kind of prison im guessing its still hell for you. in the end youre not with your family and not free to do what ever you want

  • @aineio6559
    @aineio6559 3 ปีที่แล้ว +33

    I just want to give Mathew a hug😩 I mean he gets life sentence since he's 19 and stay there. He's already turned into a new leaf.

    • @aayush5838
      @aayush5838 3 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @bencas9288
      @bencas9288 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      He can rot he didn’t care before he got caught

    • @Aqua_Man84
      @Aqua_Man84 3 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      ben cas never made a mistake I’m sure your so perfect with your perfect family

    • @bshava8323
      @bshava8323 3 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      I don't agree to drugs but he seems to be showing true remorse for what he did.

    • @kelsiy.6256
      @kelsiy.6256 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      ben cas ew.. like you’re perfect.. seeing how cold you are I doubt it.

  • @TheDickassman
    @TheDickassman ปีที่แล้ว +26

    This looks like a resort compared to the Madagascar or Philippine prisons

    • @momozuki2650
      @momozuki2650 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Yes u right indonesia is better for everything from philipine.

  • @galihabdul8650
    @galihabdul8650 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    this is amazing, props to videographer, editor and all the people that worked really hard for this video

  • @gulli1337
    @gulli1337 4 ปีที่แล้ว +43

    That's a very interesting approach Indonesia is taking. I've rarely seen so much sadness but love at the same time in one video. What a difference to US prisons. Matt should be credited with his efforts of teaching others and run the production facility.

  • @pailetallenchu4294
    @pailetallenchu4294 4 ปีที่แล้ว +24

    Mathew smile but you can see his eyes his pain😔

  • @stusmith6631
    @stusmith6631 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Totally blown away by the insight this vid has given me about the humanity n compassion shown in the Bali prison ... thx guyz 😎

  • @benjaminzeev3272
    @benjaminzeev3272 2 ปีที่แล้ว +21

    After watching the Madagascar prison documentary , this looks like burj khalifa

    • @kenyanempress9175
      @kenyanempress9175 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      More like prison heaven

    • @zackborneo776
      @zackborneo776 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Hahahah, do you kno prisons for corruptor in Indonesia like hotel five star 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟😂

  • @letimessel7136
    @letimessel7136 3 ปีที่แล้ว +55

    Ahhh God bless Mathew's Father... Heart breaking seeing him putting a brave face and hiding the pain... Unconditional love.. That not everybody has.. :(((

    • @buddyrockstar8525
      @buddyrockstar8525 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      So true. He is a loving father. I wish I had one of those

  • @godsonjohnson6257
    @godsonjohnson6257 4 ปีที่แล้ว +40

    I love it that they’re allowed to be with their families once every month. That’s nice

    • @jejfcjsksksw1209
      @jejfcjsksksw1209 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      Look at the venezuela prison, where they can mutilate another inmate without the security realise, and then eat them raw, that's both crazy and sad

  • @silencebeats14
    @silencebeats14 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    I can say that , Matthew is a really kind hearted guy !! I just pray that he'll be released very soon !!!!

    • @notevenexist8553
      @notevenexist8553 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Matthew sentence a life imprisonment. In Indonesia it means he would locked up untill his last breath.

  • @Revelation13-8
    @Revelation13-8 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Interesting to see how the prisoners respects that guard because he is a kind person

  • @ldg508
    @ldg508 5 ปีที่แล้ว +32

    Mathew is very lucky that his father moved there to be next to him.Around here family tends to forget about you when you go to jail/prison

    • @angelabell8725
      @angelabell8725 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Got that right don"t even bother to send a birthday card

  • @tommy2pieceya734
    @tommy2pieceya734 4 ปีที่แล้ว +70

    Just watched world's toughest prisons, Madagascar and I must say you guys have no idea, how good you have it, no idea...

  • @derflop
    @derflop 3 ปีที่แล้ว +33

    I've noticed something: in places like the EU and Indonesia where they treat the prisoners like actual human beings and give them the appropriate respect, they are MUCH better behaved, don't harbor much (or any) grudge towards "the system", and in general appear to actually become rehabilitated towards the end of their sentence. This is independent of prison conditions since clearly Kerobokan prison is no 5* hotel compared to EU prisons, yet all the inmates seem to have mutual respect for each other and the guards and rules in general.
    The US could really stand to learn something from all this.

    • @triarb5790
      @triarb5790 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      That is the difference between a rehabilitation philosophy and a recidivist punishment mentality.

    • @MrOzgooner
      @MrOzgooner 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      yes but they also are not an aggressive race of people and have a different mindset to westerners in general. Do this in western prisons and they would more than likely take advantage of the situation because this is western aggressive culture and in most cases cannot be trusted

    • @globeid8108
      @globeid8108 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Trump want to reform us prison but i dont think it gonna happen anytime soon bcs hes not in office now

  • @SurajAdhikari
    @SurajAdhikari 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Watched many prison documentaries and Bali prison seems like one of the best. Sun, sky, games and friendships.

  • @moisty254
    @moisty254 4 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    why does it look like that is the most chilled out laid back prison on earth

  • @rishadrish
    @rishadrish 3 ปีที่แล้ว +44

    This is heaven when compared to that in Madagascar, Bolivia etc

  • @muankimakhenglawt1688
    @muankimakhenglawt1688 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    i've always enjoyed this types of videos cause sobriety goes on in my current situation and it's really help me to overcome temptation and it reminds me how blessed i am that i have still time to start over life..

    • @amigo9963
      @amigo9963 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      If you want really appreciate your life, just go watching south catobato prison Philippines, it's more way crazy than this

  • @Trustyzaney
    @Trustyzaney 3 ปีที่แล้ว +10

    This place looks like paradise to me.. Not even us prisoners get treated so good.. Compared to Madagascar this place is a cake walk.. The damn guards are even unharmed. Wow

    @IMWATCHING501 4 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    Wow, hats off to his father for moving to be closer to his son.

  • @joanserumola6070
    @joanserumola6070 5 ปีที่แล้ว +21

    Matthew makes me sad...you can see in his eyes that he is very remorseful ..as for his father moving to Bali just to be able to see his son, brought tears to my eyes..a fathers love very unbreakable, regardless of what he has done.

    • @krisamagus1
      @krisamagus1 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      exactly what I wished to comment.Now I don't have to.:)

  • @Shipdacheese
    @Shipdacheese ปีที่แล้ว +35

    This prison should be an example for others...prisoners get to go to the gym, spend time in the sun and learn to work with their hands. They're not free but they're not caged animals either. This is how you do rehabilitation. Well done Bali!

    • @malbig2344
      @malbig2344 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      I think you need to read the book "Hotel K"... This is not a nice place to be...

    • @briantarigan7685
      @briantarigan7685 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      This is Indonesian prison, not just Bali

  • @juscogens5541
    @juscogens5541 2 ปีที่แล้ว +22

    Compared to Madagascar this is a five star resort!!!

  • @bettingresource
    @bettingresource 4 ปีที่แล้ว +62

    Looks like Paradise compared to American prisons.

  • @latishabrown6911
    @latishabrown6911 4 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    I have so much respect for Michael's Dad, what a great man & a wonderful parent. I pray Michael gets out.

  • @Tee017
    @Tee017 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    A journalist named Kathryn Bonella who visited Kerobokan frequently, wrote a book about it.
    She spoke with guards, both female & male prisoners and saw the corruption within the prison which she writes in her book “Hotel Kerobokan”. Its an interesting read and the prison is nothing like they have portrayed here

    • @Frank-33FX
      @Frank-33FX 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Been there, done that. I was the first American to get a death sentence in Indonesia and spent just shy of 12 years on death row there on a first time drug conviction. What a crap-hole situation to be in. Frank Amado is the name in case you want to Google to verify my statement.

  • @fritzkuhne2055
    @fritzkuhne2055 3 ปีที่แล้ว +10

    this is actually the nicest prison i have seen

    • @jacksonjackson3561
      @jacksonjackson3561 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Not exactly the nicest but it's not bad either

    • @asundalatetelaso5617
      @asundalatetelaso5617 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      You think prison isn't bad??, you don't know the story about fellow prisoners being tortured by other prisoners.

  • @Aeon2K23
    @Aeon2K23 4 ปีที่แล้ว +21

    bro indonesians are so nice even the prisoners are nice and polite

    • @miyu_myu21
      @miyu_myu21 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      we are nice but we kinda really toxic or like to fight someone if you mock us

    • @kenan_da_human650
      @kenan_da_human650 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@miyu_myu21 ntaps wkwkw

  • @AviationNut
    @AviationNut 5 ปีที่แล้ว +26

    It's crazy prisoners of different cultures, ethnicity and religions get along very well in prison, but normal people outside of prison kill each other because of ethnicity, religion or culture. This world is a mess.

  • @prairierider7569
    @prairierider7569 3 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    I sure hope they are granted clemency, they are definitely deserving and look at how many hundreds they are affecting with positive change and learning new skills!❤️ Thanks for posting

  • @Tsunami655
    @Tsunami655 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

    This prison still beats United states prisons for sure. The bali 9 guys, are almost in luxury staying their life sentences here instead of other prisons.

    • @travelingdude33914
      @travelingdude33914 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Except for the 2 they executed by firing squad

    • @leon15776
      @leon15776 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      You wanna see Aussie jails there even better

    • @Melnokina.-.
      @Melnokina.-. 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ​@@leon15776they don't teach proper English in Australia?

  • @uniquegod1997
    @uniquegod1997 3 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    for real this prison looks really really nice. like a small bit of paradise

    • @miyu_myu21
      @miyu_myu21 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      You gotta tell who is the girl in ur pfp I've seen her picture in a song but couldn't find who she is

  • @420styletomatoes6
    @420styletomatoes6 4 ปีที่แล้ว +45

    That's got to be the cushiest jail in the world. I was expecting some hard core prison documentary.

    • @JRLOC
      @JRLOC 4 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Same! Lol

  • @MeowTV06
    @MeowTV06 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    I think this is a good prison, creating a family atmosphere where it will not cause trauma and hatred when you are free later, congratulations Bali you did your best, because drugs must be punished because it has killed thousands of lives per year

  • @waky3625
    @waky3625 3 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    After seeing so many documentaries. The best prison documented.

  • @Aldnon
    @Aldnon 4 ปีที่แล้ว +18

    So many things missed in translation here, life sentence here means the amount of their age. (Indonesian weird laws)
    So if they got convicted when they are 18 years old means they will be in prison for 18 years.
    The difference is they can't get their jail time reduced.
    I still don't know where this sentence "they will die in prison" came from. They won't die of old age there. By the time they got released they will be 36 years old.

    • @Jw290179
      @Jw290179 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      Roy K Ald oh really? I learnt something new today. Didnt know that.. tks

    • @cerealkiller1052
      @cerealkiller1052 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      no, lifetime imprisonment means forever. they will spent the rest of their lives in prison. no matter what their age when they commited the crime. 18,30,or 70

    • @Aldnon
      @Aldnon 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@cerealkiller1052 Nope, that's not how it works mate... I am actually Indonesian law practitioner, let me tell you in detail.
      Indonesian law doesn't allow sentence more than 20 years so life sentence can mean eighteen years to twenty years because KUHP twelve article one already said this.
      The only maximum special case is 25 years and thats obsolete laws came from revolutionary era ( urgh I worded this one kinda wrong its not actually revolutionary era but the era under Sukarno and Suharto).

  • @callmedee6502
    @callmedee6502 4 ปีที่แล้ว +17

    not even going lie , the song the guy is singing at 6:08 hit me out of nowhere

    • @enmilia
      @enmilia 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      The song is called Tentang Cinta by Ipang :))

  • @tooyoungtobeold8756
    @tooyoungtobeold8756 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    He's a got good dad, moving countries to be near his son.

  • @yudcrazy4964
    @yudcrazy4964 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11

    U know.. I watched this literally after watched two episodes of toughest prisons... one from Philippines and the other, the hell on earth of Madagascar.. This Bali prison looks like a peaceful small dorm in comparison...

    • @larrym8404
      @larrym8404 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      That Madagascar prison is literally hell on earth

  • @mydixiewrecked1727
    @mydixiewrecked1727 4 ปีที่แล้ว +11

    The part with the children visiting broke my heart.They are the ones truly suffering. 😞

  • @ulimbombonaulindi5088
    @ulimbombonaulindi5088 5 ปีที่แล้ว +84

    This prison actually looks good, no crapy uniforms, no gangsters, plenty of activities, good gardens where you meet your family once a month, it like the freest prison I have seen, well...on tv!

    • @billybunter55
      @billybunter55 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Don't believe anything you see on screen

    • @ilham7345
      @ilham7345 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      trust me gangs and murders still could happpen inside the prison here

    • @crazymofo8024
      @crazymofo8024 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@ilham7345 dont talk like you've been there

    • @ilham7345
      @ilham7345 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@crazymofo8024 I knew bcs an old friend told me. He was in prison for 3 months for some petty crimes.

    • @crazymofo8024
      @crazymofo8024 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      ​@@ilham7345 oh, my friend also told me that there's also a dragon living there. he been charged 2 years in prison for spreading lies. but i guess since he stay longer compared to your friend, i should also believe him too huh? its that what you're trying to say?

  • @WoeBringer1195
    @WoeBringer1195 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    This place looks like heaven compared to the Antananarivo prison in Madagascar.. After watching that documentary this place looks like a cake walk.

    • @thenicest157
      @thenicest157 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      if u ask me Madagascar is toughest prison in the world ..no compare with this sumer camps

    • @solemare4130
      @solemare4130 ปีที่แล้ว

      Watch prison in Peru

  • @Fallout1p
    @Fallout1p 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    When you have nothing, you open yourself up to everything. Wow thats strong

  • @yeadontwearitout
    @yeadontwearitout 4 ปีที่แล้ว +25

    This is the most humane prison I"ve ever seen

    • @walden420
      @walden420 4 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      Yeah I don't understand how it got to be known as "notorious". They should check out some of the prisons in the U.S. if they want to see notorious.

  • @MrObliviousegg
    @MrObliviousegg 4 ปีที่แล้ว +27

    I am the only person thinking this is a very decent standard of living for a prison? Especially for one in an Asian country...

    • @samuelmaganya4559
      @samuelmaganya4559 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      I was thinking the same thing.

    • @melodymaker2011
      @melodymaker2011 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      this jail is better then any uk prison defo

    • @amber_Forever16
      @amber_Forever16 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      peter rosher it’s not a jail!

    • @ChristianNorge
      @ChristianNorge 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      Agreed, but some of them shouldn't have been imprisoned in the first place. A year's sentence for what, 7g of hashish? And 4 years for a miniscule amount of methamphetamine. The only crime they committed was against themselves.

    • @nohellbelow
      @nohellbelow 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Indonesia... Call it "Land of God*

  • @smbutte
    @smbutte 2 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    Indonesians are truly beautifully natured people.

    @GUNDAMxGSRx 2 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    This place is actually pretty humane compared to some of the others shown on other documentaries. 👍

  • @Robzabest25
    @Robzabest25 4 ปีที่แล้ว +36

    Dang what that rooster do wrong to be in prison too 21:52

    • @spinny2010
      @spinny2010 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Birds represent ultimate freedom by being able to fly. It's weird that certain types want to keep them caked. It's a sad sad world we live in.

    • @jimmyjim5yearsago376
      @jimmyjim5yearsago376 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@spinny2010 but roosters don't fly

  • @godisgreat3292
    @godisgreat3292 5 ปีที่แล้ว +18

    This jail is paradise compared to some other countries. I have seen some documentaries about jails in some countries it’s like hell.

  • @JohnnysCafe_
    @JohnnysCafe_ 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    We are not the same person we were at 18, that guy has learned his lesson and has served as a warning to others so he should not be there any more.

  • @kacevang7464
    @kacevang7464 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    These prisoners appears to be so much happier then other prisoners elsewhere.

  • @azimil1
    @azimil1 4 ปีที่แล้ว +31

    Its like holiday in bali compared to the prison in Madagascar

    • @ElectorNiklas
      @ElectorNiklas 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      For real, a real paradise compared to Madagascar

    • @georgestacey9558
      @georgestacey9558 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      Is that the truth

    • @yanisbebeto9208
      @yanisbebeto9208 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      Very true

    • @Djokamez
      @Djokamez 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      They got their own room, rice cooker even a coffee its like 5 Stars hotel compared to Madagascar

    • @ft2305
      @ft2305 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Madagascar prison is an insult to humanity

  • @tardsandwich7204
    @tardsandwich7204 4 ปีที่แล้ว +25

    Anyone else think the place and people were really nice

  • @souljaboy9047
    @souljaboy9047 2 ปีที่แล้ว +18

    This is way better than Madagascar prison

    • @bigdarshan
      @bigdarshan 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      OMG That was the worst place imaginable, this is paradise in coparioson

  • @kiko9031
    @kiko9031 3 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    I cant believe we all watching this together now.. 😂😂 same day

  • @GTRNR
    @GTRNR 4 ปีที่แล้ว +22


    • @anuragtomar1546
      @anuragtomar1546 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      goo turner go see madagascar prison

  • @Shootskas
    @Shootskas 4 ปีที่แล้ว +31

    So what is so "infamous" about this prison? It looks like a holiday resort.

    • @rawdog42
      @rawdog42 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

    • @JJJJ-gl2uf
      @JJJJ-gl2uf 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Long sentences and the possibility of being executed are what make it infamous.

    • @Shootskas
      @Shootskas 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@JJJJ-gl2uf that has nothing to do with the prison itself, but the justice system.

    • @Kanal7Indonesia
      @Kanal7Indonesia 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1


  • @roblarssen249
    @roblarssen249 3 ปีที่แล้ว +12

    The drug sentences are more draconian but the conditions in the prison itself look more humane than in most American prisons

    • @r0n_gg942
      @r0n_gg942 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      So what would you rather have? life in prison over 15k to smuggle drugs in Indonesia or 2 years where you might have to fight for life in American Prison? dumbass and pointless comparison.... The smiles are fake... Where did you see happiness in Matt or Chan stories???? Hollow souls clinging on to the slightest bit of hope.

    • @roblarssen249
      @roblarssen249 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@r0n_gg942 I would rather have a humane prison system in the US and other countries that doesn't criminalize drug use but ok

    • @yahir8780
      @yahir8780 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@r0n_gg942 how about decriminalizing drug use and avoid this crap altogether?

  • @atok1997
    @atok1997 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    The other name of this prison can be Rehabilitation center. Blessed to see that they treat the prisoner's like humans. For some it'll be better than home.

  • @raykeller6693
    @raykeller6693 4 ปีที่แล้ว +40

    this is a more humane prison,than any I'v ever seen in canada or the U.S. after more than 6 decades of observational experience.

    • @JiFan
      @JiFan 4 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      Hahaa compared to Singapore, it's a holiday resort!

    • @AmitSinghco
      @AmitSinghco 4 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      This definitely looks like holiday resort with limited freedom.

    • @raykeller6693
      @raykeller6693 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@AmitSinghco i call it (possible) rehabilatation. Prisons are a sick concept so far in history.

    • @widjiro
      @widjiro 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      yeah US treatment of it's prisoners are like a pet

    • @raykeller6693
      @raykeller6693 ปีที่แล้ว

      @Donnell Tyquan Okafor choose your prison. I like the yoga system of rehabilitation. There’s NO REHABILITATION, in Canadian prisons. But here, the prison guards are a big problem. They know no yoga either. We currently live in the minimum security prison called North America. Cheers

  • @Whats_your_motivational
    @Whats_your_motivational 4 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    Wow don’t treat criminals like animals but people who made mistakes. And they actually act like humans. Amazing concept.

  • @rayofsxnshine5166
    @rayofsxnshine5166 2 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    I was still a kid when Bali Nine was sentenced.. and I only knew them as bad people who smuggled drugs. Now I'm 23.. and damn... they were around my age when they did this and people DO makes mistakes, but to give life sentence to an 18 years old.. that's harsh. when Chen said "get me home" at the end, man that felt like a slap to my face. They did wrong, but the sentence is overwhelming. Bring Matthew and Chen home

  • @illstuffamattresswithyou5657
    @illstuffamattresswithyou5657 3 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    I get the law is the law BUT I sure as hell don’t think death or a life sentence is warranted for drug offences. What a waste of human life, money and resources

    • @klewertv8728
      @klewertv8728 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      mexican cartel love your comment...!