Thai Prison Statistics

Here are the latest statistics about prisons in Thailand:

Prison Population 2012:

1 Jan: 192,054 men & 32,810 women = 224,864
1 Feb: 194,256 men & 33,494 women = 227,750
1 Mar: 196,819 men & 34,308 women = 231,127
1 Apr:  199,884 men & 34,794 women = 234,678
1 May:  197,876 men & 34,448 women – 232,324
1 Jun: 203,854 men & 35,864 women = 240,483
1 Jul: 211,035 men & 37,790 women = 245,766
1 Aug:  211,548 men & 36,715 women = 248,263
1 Sep: 200,391 men & 35,440 women = 235,831
1 Oct:  201,910 men & 36,153 women = 238,063
1 Nov: 206,602 men & 36,467 women = 243,069
1 Dec: 209,776 men & 37,919 women = 247,695

1st November 2011: Prison Population – 252,044 (men 215,920 and women 35,124). The 144 prisons in Thailand only have a capacity for 105,748 prisoners based on regulations that each inmate has 2.25 square metres of space in a cell.

NUMBER OF PRISONS IN THAILAND: 144

Central Administration:
Central Prison – 34
Remand Prison – 4
Correctional Institution – 24
House of Relegation – 5
Detention House – 1

Provincial Administration:
Provincial Prisons – 49
District Prisons – 27

NUMBER OF PEOPLE INSIDE THE PRISON SYSTEM TO DO WITH NARCOTICS

1st December
2011 (116,323), 2010 (126,413), 2009 (118,720), 2008 (102,727)
1st November
2011 (147,356), 2010 (125,368), 2009 (118,017), 2008 (102,477)
1st October 2011 – 146,014
1st September 2011 – 146,461
1st August 2011 – 142,519
1st July 2011 – 143,324
1st June 2011 – 141,966
1st May 2011 – 135,611
1 April 2011 – 136,673
1st March 2011 – 131,050
1st February 2011 – 130,312
1st January 2011 – 128,750

Death Row as of March 2011 -759 (673 male and 83 female)

REPEAT OFFENDERS (2008)

1st time in prison: 107,735 (83.43%)
2nd time in prison: 15,758 (12.2%)
3rd time in prison: 3,525 (2.73%)
4th time in prison: 1,362 (1.05%)
5th time or more in prison: 755 (12.58%)

FOREIGN NATIONALS IN THAI PRISONS

2003: 9,797
2004: 8,332 (7,094 male and 1,238 female)
2005: 9,592 (7,674 male and 1,918 female)
2006: 10,408 (8,377 male and 2.031 female)
2007: 7,258 (5,541 male and 1,717 female)
2008: 9, 372 (7,589 male and 1,783 female)
2009: 7,258 (5,541 male and 1,717 female) *

* The year 2009 is not complete

 NATIONALITY OF FOREIGN PRISONERS in 2009

Asia: 8,528 (93.81%)
Africa: 274 (3.01%)
Europe: 149 (1.64%)
USA: 47 (12.52%)
Australia: 15 (12.16%)
Minority: 55 (0.6%)
Other: 23 (12.25%)

 TOP 10 OF FOREIGN NATIONALS IN THAI PRISONS (2009)

1. Myanmar (3,787)
2. Lao (1,994)
3. Cambodia (1,445)
4. Malaysia (325)
5. China (252)
6. Singapore (115)
7. Nigeria (94)
8. Taiwan (91)
9. Vietnam (85)
10. Ghana (65)

FOREIGN PRISONERS CLASSIFIED BY TYPE OF OFFENSE (June 2009)

Offence Against Narcotics Law – 5,524 (60.76%)
Immigration – 1.423 (15.65%)
Offence Against Property – 681 (7.49%)
Forged documents – 406 (4.47%)
Offence Against Life – 589 (6.48%)
Firearms – 41 (12.45%)
Sex Offence – 122 (1.34%)
Other – 109 (1.2%)