Prison break in Thailand’s Nakhon Sawan, manhunt underway

Police in Nakhon Sawan’s Muang District have launched a manhunt for 11 escaping prison inmates. So far, nine have been apprehended, while the other two remain on the run. The…

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Dog therapy pilot project to be launched in two Thai prisons

Thailand’s Department of Corrections is working on the launch of a pilot dog therapy project in prisons in Nakhon Ratchasima, Ratchaburi and Rayong provinces, according to Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin….

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Over 1,000 prisoners in Nakhon Si Thammarat catch COVID-19 from unknown source

More than 1,000 prisoners in the Zone 6 maximum security sector of the prison in Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat have been infected with COVID-19, 396 of whom…

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Month-old baby in Chiang Rai among 74 fatalities from COVID-19 today

A one month-old baby is among 74 COVID-19 patients in Thailand who died today (Saturday), as the country recorded 9,742 new infections and 10,182 new recoveries, according to the Centre…

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This photo taken on June 30, 2021 shows Myanmar Pressphoto Agency (MPA) journalist Ye Myo Khant (R) and Myanmar Now photographer Kay Zone Nway (L) posing after being released from Insein prison in Yangon, as Myanmar authorities released more than 2,000 anti-coup protesters from prisons across the country, including local journalists. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Myanmar to free more than 5,000 jailed for anti-coup protests: junta chief

Yangon (AFP) – Myanmar will release more than 5,000 people jailed for protesting against a February coup which ousted the civilian government, the country’s junta chief said Monday. A total…

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Only a few Baht per inmate for COVID-19 prevention in prisons, says former Transport Minister

Former Transport Minister Dr. Chadchart Sittipunt has highlighted the fact that only a small COVID-19 prevention budget, 750,000 Baht, has been allocated to cover all prisons nationwide. This averages out…

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1,219 more prison inmates in Thailand found infected with COVID-19 today

Thailand’s Corrections Department reported an additional 1,219 new COVID-19 cases among inmates and detainees in three prisons today (Saturday), all of which were found through pro-active screening. According to the…

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Five convicts escape from Buri Ram prison during riot

Five inmates have escaped from a prison, in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Buri Ram, after about 100 prisoners staged a riot and set fire to prison some buildings. One escapee…

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