The Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum which was opened Friday in Stanley added a new tourist attraction to the famous tourist spot on the south of HognKong Island.
Set up by the Correctional Services Department (CSD) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, the 480-square-meter museum is housed in a two-story building next to the parade ground of the CSD Staff Training Institute in Tung Tau Wan Road, Stanley.
About 600 exhibits, including historical documents and photographs, were displayed in the museum to depict the 160-year history of the Hong Kong penal system.
The museum also boasts a mock gallows, a mock cells and a mock guard tower.
CSD hoped the museum would not only arouse public support for rehabilitated offenders to contribute to community, but would also play a part in the tourist industry.
(Xinhua News Agency November 1, 2002)