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    Amnesty for 35,000 prisoners

    Amnesty for 35,000 prisoners on the occasion of Princess Sirindhorn’s birthday anniversary
    March 30, 2015

    Altogether 35,000 prisoners throughout the country will be granted amnesty on the occasion of the 60th birthday anniversary of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on April 2.

    Under the amnesty law, prisoners who have served at least three years or half of their imprisonments and have less than a year jailterm left will be set free.

    Disabled inmates or those who are suffering from cancer, leprosy, AIDS, chronic kidney disease will also be freed if they have served at least three years or half of their imprisonments.

    First-time female prisoners who have served half of their jailterms prisoners who are over 60 and who have less than three years to serve, those who are over 70 and first-time female prisoners who are less than 20 and have served half of their jailterms and well-behalved prisoners who have only two years to serve will be released.

    Condemned prisoners will be spared the death sentence and to serve life imprisonment, life imprisonment prisoners will have their terms commuted to 50 years and their remaining terms will be reduced according to their behavior.

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    life imprisonment prisoners will have their terms commuted to 50 years
    I wonder what the chances are of surviving 50 years in a Thai prison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatari View Post
    I wonder what the chances are of surviving 50 years in a Thai prison
    Will be 25 after December 5th... , 12.5 next April, etc.. 555

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    Very interesting...

    No need for building new prisons. Just find ways to release prisoners. I wonder if the newly freed prisoners must also pay a 'fine'...

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    What is the prison population here?...Wait...I'll Googen it....250,000, wow.

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    Freeing of 233 Phuket Prisoners Gives Elbow Room, But Not for Long
    Thursday, April 2, 2015

    PHUKET: The freeing of 233 prisoners from 4pm today is expected to relieve the crush of inmates inside overcrowded Phuket Prison. But more are expected to replace them.

    Three foreigners - one man from Belarus and two from Bangladesh - are among those to be freed in a royal pardon to mark the 60th birthday of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn today.

    Immigration police are likely to deport the three foreigners as soon as possible.

    All of the inmates who will be leaving the main prison in Phuket City and the low-security Bang Jo facility in central Phuket are serving short sentences of less than one year.

    Twenty-five women are among those being freed.

    Phuket Prison Commander Pichit Wannajit told Phuketwan yesterday that the royal pardon would help to make some room but that with 2800 prisoners from tomorrow, the facility - officially capable of holding 900 inmates - remained in need of replacement as soon as possible.

    A new jail for the Andaman region has been authorised and building is likely to begin at Bang Jo as soon as a contractor has been finalised.

    Meanwhile, prisoners in some crowded dormitories are still obliged to roll over at night at the same time because there isn't room for people to lie on their backs.
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