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Japan: "ridiculously crazy, but true!"

— Published on 24 April 2019.

Geoffrey is incarcerated in Osaka, Japan. He regularly exchanges letters with the Prison Insider team, and was asked to describe how a regular day is spent. He has described his working and non-working days and underlined the special treatment reserved for foreign prisoners.

After more than three months of silence, he has sent another testimonial which is soon to be published. Geoffrey begins his letter by apologizing for his delayed response, and provides some very interesting information on how the Japanese prison system works on a daily basis.

...we are only allowed five letters per month…only one per week.

The three years spent in detention in absolute solitary confinement do not count as “time served” under the Japanese system

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