• Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:00
    Healthy Prison Route giving inmates a path back to society
    AT THE AGE of 21, university student Peung found her life turned upside down after taking part-time jobs a few years ago.
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  • Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:30
    Prisoners register for health-care scheme
    A total of 261,672 inmates, or 91 per cent of the country's 286,671 prisoners, have registered with the National Health Security Office (NHSO) for the Universal Coverage Scheme (UCS), said NHSO chief Sakchai Kanjanawatana.
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  • Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:51
    Songkhla drug inmates allowed to make video calls
    A Songkhla drug treatment centre, which has about 4,000 male drug prisoners, has allowed its inmates to make video calls with relatives in a pilot project to help families save travel costs when visiting them, the clinic’s head said.
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  • Tue, 25 Dec 2018 10:14
    Latest : Surat Thani jailbreaker caught hiding in a sewer 
    Police on Tuesday arrested an inmate who had escaped from a prison in Surat Thani province after finding him hiding in a sewer near the prison.
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  • Fri, 30 Nov 2018 08:18
    Indonesia jailbreak leaves 90 inmates on the run
    A jailbreak in western Indonesia has left 90 inmates on the run after they escaped by breaking down fences when they were supposed to be at a prayer gathering, an official said Friday.
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  • Tue, 06 Nov 2018 09:06
    Two California inmates on death row apparently commit suicide
    Two inmates on death row in California, including a serial killer, are believed to have committed suicide over the weekend, officials said on Monday.
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  • Tue, 06 Nov 2018 02:00
    Prisons to ban sale of tobacco products and cigarettes
    A NEW REGULATION will ban the sale of cigarettes and tobacco at all prisons across the country to reduce the number of inmates falling sick or dying from respiratory diseases, Corrections Department director-general |Pol Colonel Narat Savettanan said.
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  • Wed, 31 Oct 2018 19:15
    43 Iranian prisoners to fly home
    Forty-three Iranian inmates have been approved for transfer to serve their remaining time behind bars in their home country, said Corrections Department chief Narat Sawettanan on Wednesday.
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  • Thu, 25 Oct 2018 14:53
    Police hail crime-busting database
    The Corrections Department and police have created a database of DNA and fingerprints from over 48,000 inmates, which helped solve 46 criminal cases, according to the Corrections Department chief Pol Col Narat Sawettanan.
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  • Sat, 13 Oct 2018 13:51
    Three escaped inmates recaptured in Chumphon
    Three inmates who escaped from a court in Chumphon on Thursday were recaptured on Saturday morning, police said.
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  • Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:14
    Prison inmates nationwide to be tested for tuberculosis
    Inmates at 143 prisons nationwide are to be tested for tuberculosis in a joint project by the Department of Disease Control (DDC) and the Corrections Department.
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  • Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:41
    Inmates escape from court after stealing prison transport truck
    Pol Colonel Narat Savettanan, director-general of the Corrections Department, urgently flew to the southern province of Chumphon on Thursday after three inmates stole a prison transport truck and escaped from Lang Suan Provincial Court.
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  • Tue, 09 Oct 2018 16:53
    Flu outbreak in Trang prison infects 158 inmates
    An outbreak of influenza at Trang Central Prison has infected 158 inmates, prompting provincial public health officials to check the situation and provide immediate help on Tuesday.
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  • Thu, 27 Sep 2018 14:43
    10 Iranian inmates repatriated
    Ten Iranian inmates have been sent home to serve their remaining terms in Iran, Corrections Department director-general Narat Sawettanan said on Thursday.
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  • Thu, 27 Sep 2018 14:00
    388 suspected TB cases found among inmates in Phitsanulok prisons
    Some 388 inmates at two prisons in Phitsanulok were found to have signs of tuberculosis, public health officials found after they performed lung x-rays.
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