Thai Prison Photos

Dogs being used in search of prisons

February 8, 2012
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Dogs being used in search of prisons

Many prisons around Thailand are being searched thoroughly at the moment. The authorities are looking for mobile phones which are being used by convicted criminals to continue their illegal activities. They are also searching for illicit drugs. To help them, specially trained dogs are being used during the search. These pictures were taken at a…

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Prisoners at Klong Prem Prison

January 28, 2012
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Prisoners at Klong Prem Prison

Hundreds of inmates in Bangkok’s overcrowded Klong Prem prison watch other prisoners march away from a roll call August 22, 2000, where over 6,200 inmates are serving sentences on drug-related charges. Thailand’s Department of Corrections claims that there are now over 200,000 prisoners in its 133 prisons nationwide, double the number of just three years…

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Mobile Phones and Drugs Found in Prison Raid

January 18, 2012
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Mobile Phones and Drugs Found in Prison Raid

On the 16th January 2011, about 100 police and security officials took part in a sweep of Rayong Central Prison looking for illicit material. The officials searched the cells, lockers and other areas used by the prisoners. What they found were 10 mobile phones, 36 SIM cards, 12 battery chargers and also some drugs. Rayong…

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Surprise Search of Satun Provincial Prison

January 18, 2012
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Surprise Search of Satun Provincial Prison

Prison officials recently undertook a random search of Satun Provincial Prison. They were looking for prohibited items and drugs that may have been smuggled into the prison. There were no reports of anything found during this search.

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New Year’s Party in a Thai Prison

December 14, 2011
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New Year’s Party in a Thai Prison

New Year is a chance for Thai prisoners to have some fun. Although they won’t be able to take part in any Countdown celebrations or drink and get merry, they do get an opportunity to have some fun and games during the day. These pictures were taken at the end of 2010 in Chumporn Provincial…

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Flooding at Nakhon Sawan Prison

November 10, 2011
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Flooding at Nakhon Sawan Prison

Pictures showing the extent of the flooding that took place around Nakhon Sawan Central Prison between October and November 2011. As you can see, the water on the road outside went up as high as the waist. However, they were lucky that no water entered the main part of the prison where the prisoners are…

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Surprise Raid at Kanchanaburi Prison

October 10, 2011
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Surprise Raid at Kanchanaburi Prison

On 5th October 2011, a surprise raid was conducted at Kanchanaburi Central Prison. The Big Cleaning Day was carried out by outside members of the army and police which is the normal policy of the Corrections Department. All photos from the official prison website. Searching along the prison wall Searching the lockers of the prisoners…

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Photo Tour of Samut Prakan Prison

December 7, 2007
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Photo Tour of Samut Prakan Prison

This is the front of Samut Prakan Central Prison as you arrive. Straight ahead is the administration building. On the ground floor are the rooms for visiting the prisoners. On the left is the building for the relatives to wait. If you arrive by car, you have to give your driver’s license to the security…

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