Hotel Kerobokan: the shocking inside story of Bali’s most notorious jail. Kathryn Bonella. 2009.

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Welcome to Hotel Kerobokan, the ironic nickname for Bali’s most notorious prison, and home to a procession of the infamous and the tragic including; the Bali Bombers, murderers, gangsters, the King of Denpasar, Australian beautician Schapelle Corby, Chef Gordon Ramsay’s brother Ronnie, the Bali 9 heroin traffickers – two now executed after ten years on death row in Hotel K, British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford – now on death row and expected to be shot in late 2015 – among many others.

Hotel Kerobokan paints a graphic picture of Bali’s notorious prison; the filthy and disease-ridden cells, a United Nations of prisoners living crushed together in misery. Petty thieves and small-time drug users share cells with killers, rapists and gangsters. Hardened drug traffickers sleep alongside unlucky tourists who’ve seen their holiday turn from paradise to hell over one ecstasy tablet.

Internationally titled Hotel K, this book reveals the wild sex nights organized by corrupt guards for prisoners who have the money to pay, the rampant drug use, the killings made to look like suicides and prisoners paying for days down at the beach. It exposes the jail’s role in supplying high-grade drugs to the outside, the gang that rules the jail through terror, the corruption that means anything is for sale, and the squalor and misery endured by prisoners.