• Fri, 04 Jan 2019 12:20
    Prisons in South on watch for storm threats
    The Corrections Department has ordered prison officials in the South to closely monitor Tropical Storm Pabuk, which could hit the area this afternoon.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sat, 29 Sep 2018 01:00
    Clear skies, ancient prisons and snake soup
    Hong Kong welcomes visitors to enjoy its iconic attractions, both new and old
  • 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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  • Fri, 07 Sep 2018 01:00
    And you thought Thai bureaucracy was bad…
    I just renewed my passport at the Bangkok US Consulate. Being naive I figured that since I had an appointment I would be in and out quickly. Only the civil service could mess up something so simple. First you go through security. I have been in maximum security prisons that are easier to get into.
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  • Mon, 11 Jun 2018 06:00
    Food budget for prisons runs out mid-year
    EACH DAY, every inmate of a Thai prison is expected to survive on Bt49 worth of food and cooking gas.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fri, 01 Dec 2017 11:22
    Corrections Department sacks 14 wayward officials
    In a bid to keep the Corrections Department “clean, corruption-free and equal”, 14 officials found guilty of various wrongdoings were dismissed this week.
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  • Sun, 16 Jul 2017 01:00
    Within these walls
    Life behind bars gets new twist in empty Dutch prisons
  • Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:00
    Prison system sets up new accommodations for LGBT inmates
    BANGKOK’S MIN Buri and Klong Prem prisons as well as Chon Buri’s Pattaya Prison have arranged separate zones to house self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) prisoners separate from non-LGBT prisoners, Department of Corrections director-general Kobkiat Kasiwiwat said yesterday.
  • Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:13
    Packed Thai prisons need urgent reform: study
    Thai prisons are massively overcrowded with some inmates forced to sleep sideways, a rights group said Tuesday, urging reform in a country with the world's sixth largest jail population.
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  • Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:57
    Australia sued over Indonesian minors in adult jails
    JAKARTA - Australia is being sued for $80 million in Jakarta over claims it held juvenile Indonesian people-smuggling suspects in adult prisons or for long periods in immigration detention, a lawyer said Friday.
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