Sandi Ersya Arrasid


The policy of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights that frees prisoners from prisons to limit the spread of COVID-19 is a policy that has been taken correctly. However, This policy still has several problems, including in increasing recidivists and also the criminal justice system in Indonesia which still prioritizes retributive justice rather than restorative justice. These problems hamper the effectiveness of the assimilation of prisoners to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in prisons. The main objective of this research is to find out what is the ideal concept to reduce the prisoner population in prisons in terms of limiting the spread of COVID-19. The research method used in this paper is normative juridical, secondary data being the main data. The results showed that law enforcement policies on the status quo were very out of sync, therefore the author initiated two modern concepts that have been known for a while, namely the RNR-Concept and the concept of restorative justice to reduce prisoners in prisons in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 without worrying about recidivists.


COVID-19, Prison, Prisoners, Policy

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