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First Day in a Thai Prison

June 19, 2014
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Thai Inmates do the Gangnam Style Dance

November 28, 2012
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Had enough of Gangnam Style yet? Inmates at the Bangkok Remand Prison in Lat Yao clearly haven’t, as seven teams containing 10 prisoners each faced off in a dance contest this morning, inspired by Korean rapper Psy’s YouTube hit.

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Australian talks about life in a Thai prison

June 12, 2012
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Tim Schrader left his life in Australia to work as an English teacher in Bangkok. While he loved teaching, he was struggling financially and agreed to smuggle between 4 and 8 kilos of heroin for $10,000. Caught by Thai customs officers with more than a hundred times the amount of heroin needed to secure a…

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Search of Bang Kwang Prison

February 3, 2012
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At 3 a.m. on 3rd February 2012, Bang Kwang Central Prison in Nonthaburi was searched by police with sniffer dogs looking for illicit drugs and illegal items such as mobile phones.

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Inmates at Buriram Prison Are Tested for Drugs

February 3, 2012
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Prison inmates at Buriram Provincial Prison were searched and given drug tests during a raid on 17 January 2012. In this first unedited clip, the cells are being searched. In this second unedited video clip, you can see inmates peeing into a cup and then having their urine tested for illicit drugs. Towards the end…

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A Look Inside Thonburi Remand Prison

January 19, 2012
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This is a rare look inside a Thai prison. It gives you some glimpse of every day life. Though, of course, it should be noted it is an official video and so the camera only shows the good side of the prison.

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Renovation of Lak Si Temporary Detention Centre

December 20, 2011
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[VIDEO] The Department of Corrections took the media on a tour of the renovations in progress at the Lak Si Temporary Detention Centre. They wanted to dispel rumours that the facility for political prisoners was being fitted with air-conditioning and flush toilets.

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American sentenced for Thai insult

December 8, 2011
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An American who translated a banned biography of Thailand’s king and posted the content online while living in Colorado was sentenced to two and a half years in a Thai prison Thursday for defaming the country’s royal family.

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Four die as rival inmates clash over showers

November 18, 2011
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Four inmates were killed and 16 others seriously injured after two sets of convicts fought a pitched battle in Trat prison.

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Floods deteriorate Thai prison conditions

November 7, 2011
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Thailand’s floods crisis has affected a growing number of people. Residents of 12 districts out of 50 in Bangkok have been ordered to leave because of rising water levels. But Thai prisons, notoriously bad already, have been flooded, creating a dangerous situation for prisoners. Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok.

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