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Monday, April 25, 2011

Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum

Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum reveals the history behind mental bars. Located just outside of the Stanley Prison, the air-conditioned museum presents the development of Hong Kong's correctional services and the challenged faced by HKCS at different stages.

Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum

Thousands of exhibitions and descriptions, photographs and videos, along with two mock cells and a mock gallows helped to paint the picture inside the head of every visitor.

Mock gallows

Mock cells

The most interesting gallery presented how the HKCS handled the "Vietnamese Boat People" saga during the early 1990s. It was a time when groups and groups of illegal immigrants from Vietnam seeking refugee in Hong Kong just years prior to the handover to China. The HKCS had to deal with contanst riots inside the refugee camps.

The Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum and the Prison requires around 15 minutes of walking from the Stanley town center. Please note that it is a "display only" museum and a tour of the prison itself is not included.