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Presumed guilty: Japanese ex-prisoners denounce flawed criminal justice system

By: Aruna POPURI | Tommy-Jean KITADE | Justin McCURRY
7 min

With the recent 130-day detention of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn casting a rare spotlight on Japan's judicial and penitentiary system, we take a close look at the reality of Japanese prisons. Our Japan correspondents went to meet two ex-inmates, as well as a former prison director. They spoke out about poor prison conditions and denounced a criminal justice system in which the presumption of innocence does not exist.

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