Protection of Prisoners' Rights in the Criminal Justice System in Indonesia

Abdulrahman ., Anis Mashdurohatun, Sri Endah Wahyuningsih


Punishment through imprisonment is considered to provide no added value for a prisoner to improve his life. The correctional system was developed with the aim of ensuring that convicts realize their mistakes, improve themselves, and not repeat criminal acts so that they can be accepted again by society, can play an active role in development, and can live a normal life as a good and responsible member of society. The problem in this research is how to protect prisoners' rights in the criminal justice system in Indonesia. The research method uses a constructivist paradigm, with a socio-legal research approach method, and a descriptive research type. Types and sources of data use secondary materials in the form of primary legal materials, secondary legal materials and tertiary legal materials. Data collection methods use literature and qualitative analysis methods. The results of the research are that the protection of prisoners' rights in the criminal justice system in Indonesia is not yet based on the value of justice. Reconstruction of regulations for protecting prisoners' rights in the justice system in Indonesia based on Pancasila values of justice in Law Number 22 of 2022 concerning Corrections Article 7.

Keywords: Reconstruction, Regulation, Protection, Prisoners' Rights.

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/14-36-07

Publication date: December 31st 2023

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