Annual Food Budget for Thailand’s Prisons Runs out in Midterm

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.

Annual Food Budget for Thailand’s Prisons Runs out in Midterm

  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 […]

Opposing Views Must be Heard in Thailand

Opposing Views Must be Heard in Thailand

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Thailand is at an interesting period in its politics, both nationally and internationally. The country’s political and social history is likely to be reshaped by a string of issues that have engulfed national politics at the moment, and by their outcomes. The issues are the constitutional crisis, the polarization of public […]

Drug Convicts to be Concentrated in Ratchaburi Prison

Drug Convicts to be Concentrated in Ratchaburi Prison

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – A large number of drug convicts incarcerated at Bangkok’s Bang Kwang maximum-security prison will soon be transferred to Khao Bin prison in Ratchaburi as part of an effort to clamp down on drug dealing inside jails, the Corrections Department said yesterday. Inmates serving time for drug convictions at other major prisons […]