• Mon, 11 Feb 2019 09:46
    Prisoner captured after Chaiyaphum jailbreak
    An inmate was recaptured Sunday just hours after he escaped from the Phu Khiao prison in Chaiyaphum.
    Breaking News
  • 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.
    national
  • 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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  • Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:44
    Urgent : Rakhine rebels attack police stations in pre-dawn raids: Myanmar army
    Yangon - Ethnic Rakhine rebels carried out pre-dawn attacks on four police stations near the Bangladesh border, Myanmar's army said Friday, with the militants claiming to have taken 14 "prisoners of war" as operations ramped up.
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  • Thu, 20 Dec 2018 19:30
    Hidden ‘drugs’ tunnel worthy of a Hollywood thriller
    LIKE A scene from a film, an underground passage was discovered at an alleged drug kingpin’s house in the border province of Tak during a 6am raid on Thursday… but the man himself was nowhere to be seen. It recalled the WWII classic “The Great Escape”, in which prisoners built an underground tunnel to flee their PoW camp.
    national
  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:53
    CIA interrogators sought 'truth serum' for 9/11 prisoners
    CIA interrogators sought a truth serum to use on Al-Qaeda prisoners in addition to waterboarding and other torture techniques after the September 11, 2001 attacks, according to formerly top secret documents released Tuesday.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 01 Nov 2018 16:28
    Ex-convict held for Khon Kaen bike thefts
    A 35-year-old former prisoner has been arrested after he allegedly stole motorcycles to meet Lao orders for Bt10,000 to Bt20,000 per bike, Khon Kaen police deputy chief Col Jaraspat Suttayasoranakom told the press on Thursday.
    Breaking News
  • 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.
    national
  • Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:00
    Prisoners to have smokes taken away within months
    All prisons will become smoke-free in the near future as the Corrections Department is preparing to fully comply with the upcoming stricter tobacco law.
    national
  • Thu, 11 Oct 2018 01:00
    EU ambassadors encourage Thailand to end executions
    CAPITAL PUNISHMENT is for authoritarian countries and not democracies, delegates from the European Union stressed yesterday as they urged Thailand to abandon prisoner execution.
    national
  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:33
    Thailand helps recapture Hpa-an prison fugitives
    NAYPYITAW - Thailand army, police force and border guard forces are conducting operations to prevent the fugitives of Hpa-an prison to enter Thailand through the Friendship Bridge and quays of Moei River, sources said.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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