Behavior Inmates Drugs In Religious Life, Study In Penitentiary Lowokwaru Malang



Drugs Convicts are those who committed in drugs abuse and drugs crime. They may be users or drugs  dealers. Due to globalization and rapid advancement of communication and information technology, the modus operandi of drug abuse crime has also been improving in such way which shifts it into an international crime, thus become an extra ordinary crime; a number one enemy of the international community. This speedy drugs crime methods has led United Nations to issue a decree promoting a  joint international cooperation to combat the crime as well as to prevent the extra ordinary crime from spreading all over the world.

This is due to the fact that the crime is an organized one with a well-ordered and intricate networking which makes law enforcers exerts a lot of effort to detect the crime method. Its well-ordered operation is clearly illustrated in the way it carries out the business as well as it searches the victims indiscriminately from all work of life. The victims may comprise law enforcement officers, high ranking officials, children, etc. The number of drugs criminals according to Indonesia Statistics reaches more than 45, 000 persons. Unfortunately, only half of them have been processed in the court and thus sentenced to penitentiary.

Based on the above description, it is clear that drugs criminals are those skilled persons with high intelligence coming from relatively decent economy. Unfortunately, they have terrible religious life. This fact can be seen their day-to-day life in penitentiary. Sound understanding of the religion along with their religious teaching application is of paramount importance in order to prevent them from committing the crime. This research tries to describe and analyze the following questions: (1) How is the religious life of those drugs criminals at Malang Lowokwaru penitentiary? (2) What the factors which lead them be religious person in the penitentiary? (3) What are the appropriate approaches to be taken in order to make them religious persons?

The research results show that (1) the drugs offenders are willing to heed the religious teaching from mental coach of penitentiary officers, feeling guilty of their crime offences. They are also willing to commit repentance. In addition, they are able to build cordial social relations among their colleague inmates. Also, they perform prayer at the mosque. With regard to internal factors, the research finds that they have poor understanding of the drug abuse law and religious teachings. They want to obtain an instant wealth without due efforts. The research also find that there is a cordial harmonious relationship among them and the penitentiaryer guards ; they feel that they are seen as a valuable assets with a great potentials to be utilized for their future religious life.


KEY WORDS : Behavior, Convicts, Drugs,  Penitentiary

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