Thursday, August 12, 2010

Penjara Pudu

Lalu depan penjara pudu setelah ianya dirobohkan..

Wikipedia - The Pudu Prison was a prison in Kuala LumpurMalaysia. First built in 1891 along Jalan Hang Tuah, the prison was built in stages by the British colonial government, and was completed in 1895.[1] The construction began with its 394-metre prison wall at a cost of RM$16,000, and had been adorned with the world's longest mural at one point in its history.[2] Circa 1911, Richard Alfred Ernest Clark, a former soldier of the third battalion of the Middlesex Regiment, was one of the European warders in the history of Pudu.[3]
Early in its history, Pudu prison was the only prison in the State of Selangor and used to imprison men and women with short sentences. The prison was also self-sufficient as it had a vegetable garden that could produce enough food for its inmates annually.[4] It later housed criminals including drug offenders and was a location for administering corporal punishment by rotancaning. The canings were administered in a special "caning area", so marked, not inside the building but in the grounds. It is no longer used as a prison and while it was once open as a museum, it can at present be viewed only from the outside. (A clear view is obtained from the monorail train between Imbi and Hang Tuah stations.) Until 2008, it served as a day-holding facility for prisoners attending court hearings