This headline may not surprise you, as people often associate prisons in Asia with poor conditions. Thailand is actually by no means the worst in terms of safety if comparing with some other countries around the world, in particular those in South America, where lack of safety is often a cause for concern.
An international human rights group has said however, that Thailand fails to meet international standard, with ‘inmates routinely shackled, stuffed into overcrowded cells and forced to work in harsh conditions.’
Thailand has the highest prison population in Southeast Asia – 425 incarcerated out of every 100,000; with more than 260,000 inmates in an estimated capacity for 120,000. Conditions made worse by a high turnover of staff, meaning prisons often operate with a skeleton staff.
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