Thai Prison Photos

Prison Lockers

June 20, 2012
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Prison Lockers

Prisoners are not allowed back to their cells during the day so the authorities have to give them somewhere to store their things. In some prisons they get a locker each while in others they have to share. Anywhere you go there is going to be a risk of thieves, maybe more so in prison,…

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Phuket becomes a White Prison

June 14, 2012
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Phuket becomes a White Prison

One of the things prisons are trying to achieve these days is to have the label “White Prison”. This means that they are free from illicit items such as mobile phones and drugs. Phuket Provincial Prison is the latest prison to win this award.

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Inmates from Thonburi Remand Prison helping to clear the drains

May 18, 2012
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Inmates from Thonburi Remand Prison helping to clear the drains

Inmates from Thonburi Remand Prison helping to clear the drains to alleviate flooding

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Search of Prison Guards

May 1, 2012
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Search of Prison Guards

It has come to light that a fair amount of contraband seized during searches of Nakhon Si Thammarat Central Prison was smuggled in with the aid of prison officials. As can be seen here, guards are always searched before they can enter the prison. Money and mobile phones have to be left outside in lockers.

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Drug Use in Prison Caught on Mobile Phones

May 1, 2012
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Drug Use in Prison Caught on Mobile Phones

Prison authorities from Nakhon Si Thammarat have confiscated more than 300 mobile phones in recent raids. On some of these they have found pictures taken by the prisoners of drug activity inside the prison.

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Prison guards armed with shotguns

April 29, 2012
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Prison guards armed with shotguns

Prison guards armed with shotguns and sniper rifles that shoot rubber bullets. Photo by Tawatchai Kemgumnerd.

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New restraining devices

April 29, 2012
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New restraining devices

The Corrections Department demonstrates new restraining devices used to control inmates including handcuffs and waist and leg chains. Photo by Tawatchai Kemgumnerd.

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Confiscated Phones, Weapons and Drugs

April 29, 2012
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Confiscated Phones, Weapons and Drugs

The Corrections Department held a press conference to present the results of raids held over the past six months. Confiscated items including cell phones, illicit drugs, and weapons seized from prisons nationwide. Photos by Tawatchai Kemgumnerd for Bangkok Post. During the raids 58,991 tablets of methamphetamine and 6 grams of crystal meth are seized from…

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Home-made rocket launcher

April 29, 2012
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Home-made rocket launcher

A prison official shows off a high-powered home-made rocket launcher made of plastic drink bottles and a tube that was found outside the walls of Khlong Pai prison in Nakhon Ratchasima. TAWATCHAI KEMGUMNERD/Bangkok Post

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Mobile dental program for prisons

February 29, 2012
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Mobile dental program for prisons

Inmates from Samut Prakan Central Prison being treated by a mobile dental program.

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