• 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:34
    Gun-making prisoners to be given army jobs
    The government has approved 33 posts in the army for selected prison inmates who have been convicted of making home-made guns or modifying illegal firearms, Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister ACM Prajin Juntong said Saturday.
  • Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:41
    PM to consider ‘feasibility’ of plan to train convicts to make weapons
    Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday defended the idea that the Royal Thai Army Ordnance Department would train prisoners convicted of illegally making or modifying guns to boost their vocational skills so they would not return to crime.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:36
    Klong Prem demonstrates handling of prisoners
    The Corrections Department demonstrated prison riot-suppression and transport techniques on Tuesday to inform the public about the agency’s standards and practices.
  • Thu, 10 Aug 2017 19:48
    Malian ex-rebels holding child prisoners: UN
    BAMAKO - Former rebels are holding child prisoners in their stronghold city of Kidal following clashes with a rival armed group in northern Mali, the United Nations said Thursday.
  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:45
    Prisoners' tribute
    Prisoners display coloured cards in a synchronised tribute that reads "Long Live the King Rama X"
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  • Mon, 24 Jul 2017 01:00
    Thon Buri prison chosen to pilot new inmate rules
    THAILAND is the first country in the world to embrace the United Nations’ Nelson Mandela Rules to improve the quality of life of prisoners, with Thon Buri Remand Prison chosen as the pilot prison.
  • Sun, 16 Jul 2017 01:00
    Foreign activists to tell the story of Pai Dao Din
    A GROUP of international activists is launching a campaign called “Bring the World to Pai” to tell the stories of Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, also known as Pai Dao Din, and other political prisoners, as well as to tell the world about the current situation in Thailand.
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