Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly has tried at least five times to grant greater leniency to corruption convicts. Leopold Sudaryono writes that this time, while energies are focused on the coronavirus pandemic, corruptors and their allies may get their way.

While the draft revised criminal code was widely criticised for its potential to lead to over-criminalisation, M Doddy Kusadrianto writes that it also contained progressive approaches to sentencing that could have helped tackle prison overcrowding.