Implementation of Special Remission Policy for Prisoners in Penitentiary Class IIB Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia

1Budi Kurniadi, Nantia Rena Dewi Munggaran and Yusef Wandi


Remission is a reduction in sentences for prisoners so that they behave well in serving their sentences in accordance with the objectives of the penal system in Indonesia. In reality the implementation of the policy with the reality of granting remission collided with a political administrative mechanism, so that the amount was limited and not well realized. This study aims to describe and analyse in depth regarding the implementation of policies, uncovering inhibiting factors and Penitentiary efforts, using a content of policy and context of implementation approach. The research method used is qualitative to uncover empirical reality by observing and exploring the behaviour of the object under study. The results of this study found that the factors that caused policy implementation were not optimal were (1) lack of understanding of the objectives of the policy content; (2) lack of competence and attitudes of policy implementers; (3) overlapping policy implementation; and (4) weak enforcement of regulations and implementation characteristics. It was also found that the development of Grindle theory in the dimensions of policy content was attitude and ethical behaviour and policy maker acceptability. Whereas in the context of implementation dimension is holistic policy evaluation, interagency coordination, and law enforcement.


Policy Implementation, Remission and Prisoners

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