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  • LEARNING

    Shackles removed from Bang Kwang inmates

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 16/05/2013

    » More than 560 inmates, most of them on death row, have been unshackled at the high-security Bang Khwang Central Prison in Nonthaburi.

  • NEWS

    Hospital awarded for respecting inmates' rights

    News, Published on 22/06/2018

    » Prison hospital wins rights prize

  • LIFESTYLE

    A look at prison muay Thai

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 24/05/2017

    » Thailand is splashed across the main screen of the Cannes Film Festival this year. A Prayer Before Dawn is not a Thai film, but this UK-France production takes place entirely in Thailand -- precisely in the rancid, violence-prone prison where inmates are crammed into small dormitories and fight to stay alive. Based on a book by ex-convict William Moore, who spent years at Klong Prem Prison for selling ya ba, the film, directed by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire, is an intense look at hard life in the hellhole, before Moore (played by British actor Joe Cole) finds redemption in the prison's muay Thai boxing programme.

  • NEWS

    Activists welcome transgender jails

    News, Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Published on 10/07/2016

    » The LGBT community has welcomed the Department of Correction's decision to set up a separate jail for transgender prisoners, but have expressed concerns some inmates' gender identities or sexual preference may complicate the selection process.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Urban exploration

    Guru, Published on 06/07/2018

    » Have you ever been completely spellbound by photographs of deteriorating malls and hospitals? We certainly have, which is why we reached out to Dax Ward, the man who captured these places for us so we didn't have to. An American, Bangkok-based photographer, Ward's works have been featured in CNN Style, The Guardian, Lonely Planet and other well-known publications. His beautifully haunting photos of abandoned sites in Thailand are on display at "Abandonia", at Wishbeer the Vue on Charoen Nakhon 13 until Jul 24. We spoke to Ward about his love for the "abandoned".

  • NEWS

    Royal pardon frees lese majeste convict

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 13/08/2016

    » Patiwat Saraiyaem, who was jailed for insulting the monarchy, was among 235 inmates released on Friday following a royal amnesty decree to mark the Queen's 84th birthday.

  • OPINION

    Knives are out in death penalty row

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 23/06/2018

    » To execute or not to execute, the question weighed on Thai society in the past week with the force of righteous anger. It is a tough question, one that lays bare the complex intersection of morality, law, religion, belief, value, and even the position of the country on the spectrum along which the international norm is moving.

  • NEWS

    Mortar shells, grenades found in Chatuchak canal

    Online Reporters, Published on 21/09/2015

    » Prison inmates cleaning a Bangkok canal unearthed mortar shells and hand grenades in Chatuchak Monday.

  • NEWS

    Droughts prompt reservoir plan

    News, Published on 27/06/2018

    » Phichit: Frequent droughts in Thap Khlo district have prompted local authorities to consider building a reservoir to supply water to more than 160,000 rai of farmland and feed 3,600 households living there.

  • NEWS

    Cops nab man for felling phayung trees

    News, Published on 25/05/2018

    » Man nabbed on phayung charge

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