The budget of Bt49 per head per day on food and gas and has remained fixed for the past five years, even as the cost of food has increased and the number of prisoners climbed.
BANGKOK – Every day of the year, every inmate of a Thai prison is expected to survive on Bt49 worth of food and cooking gas. That meager amount appears in the official budget found in the Budget Bureau’s paper. However, that budget is allocated to feed the “average” prison population of 190,200 inmates. In […]