A news report in The Sun-Herald (May 27, 2012) claims that Australian prison services are withholding the wages earned by Indonesians currently in Australian jails. A spokesman for the Minister for Corrective Services in Western Australia, Terry Redman, said wages earned in jail were given to the Indonesians on their release and prior to deportation. But Australian human rights lawyers say this kind of action is hurting poor families in Indonesia. The Australian Lawyers Alliance said there had been deaths in Indonesian families as a direct consequence of the detention of Indonesians in Australia and their consequent loss of income.
Read the full report at: http://m.smh.com.au/national/freeze-on-indonesian-prisoner-pay-20120526-1zbl0.html