• 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.
    Breaking News
  • 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.
    Breaking News
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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