• Sun, 02 Sep 2018 01:00
    Prisoner, wife allegedly commit suicide during visiting hours
    JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network): The Lumajang Police have reported that a prisoner and his wife allegedly committed suicide during visiting hours at the Lumajang Penitentiary Class II-B in East Java on Friday.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 30 Aug 2018 01:00
    Cambodia’s strongman is freeing his political prisoners. Why?
    Activists and human rights campaigners in Cambodia have had a lot to celebrate in the past two weeks.
    opinion
  • Sun, 26 Aug 2018 13:38
    John McCain's Hanoi Hilton jailor recalls 'stubborn' POW
    Haiphong, Vietnam - As a prisoner of war in the "Hanoi Hilton", navy pilot John McCain was known as uncompromising, frank and an avid reader who fiercely debated the war with his Vietnamese jailors.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:56
    Khao Rakam inmates farm their way to a better life after release
    THE KHAO RAKAM open-air prison in Trat province sits on 1,000 rai of land with only a low-level fence surrounding it – but for more than 10 years, no prisoner has ever broken out.
    national
  • Tue, 31 Jul 2018 01:00
    Khao Rakam inmates farm their way to a better life after release
    THE KHAO RAKAM open-air prison in Trat province sits on 1,000 rai of land with only a low-level fence surrounding it – but for more than 10 years, no prisoner has ever broken out.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:45
    TV-less Argentine prisoners go on hunger strike
    Inmates in an Argentine prison have begun a hunger strike to press authorities to repair the cable TV system so they can watch the World Cup.
    sports
  • Fri, 25 May 2018 16:35
    Foreign prisoners to be transferred home
    The Corrections Department has approved the transfer of 16 foreign inmates to serve their remaining time behind bars in their home countries.
    national
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 15:51
    Hunt on in Sukhothai for two inmates who escaped from prison
    The manhunt for two drug inmates, who escaped from a provincial prison on Saturday evening, continued in Sukhothai province on Sunday.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:55
    Second hospital for prisoners approved for Chatuchak near first hospital
    A 12,968-square metre plot of land in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district has been earmarked for construction of a second Medical Correctional Hospital to provide quality medical care to inmates as well as to the general public, following Deputy PM and Justice Minister ACM Prajin Juntong’s approval to the plan.
    national
  • Sat, 31 Mar 2018 01:00
    Prisoners allowed to watch Love Destiny – by popular demand
    The popularity of period TV series “Love Destiny” has jokingly been said to empty the normally congested roads on the days it broadcast. Now it goes to be broadcast behind bars at the plea of inmates.
    national
  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:11
    US state says it will use nitrogen gas for executions
    The US state of Oklahoma plans to become the first in the country to use nitrogen gas to execute condemned prisoners, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:34
    Thailand, Cambodia discuss extradition
    Thai and Cambodian authorities met earlier this week to discuss their extradition agreement and strengthen prisoner exchange – a meeting that came just days after Thailand extradited Cambodian refugee Sam Sokha amid concerns about the fate of more than 100 opposition figures who have fled the country.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:00
    UK wants assurances on basic rights for British prisoners
    Britain has asked Thailand’s Department of Corrections to ensure that prison inmates are provided with basic rights under international standards, department director-general Pol Colonel Narat Sawettnan said yesterday.
    national
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 03:00
    Buddha project shapes inmates’ futures
    AN INMATE serving a life term in prison says he had never found peace until he joined the Corrections Department’s project to sculpt Buddha statues.
    national
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:00
    Jailhouses rocked by sex scandals
    Forbidden relationships behind bars have led to the dismissal of some Thai jail warders, according to the country’s prisons boss.
    national
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