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Justice minister has ingenious solution to overcrowding in Thai prisons

 

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Justice minister Somsak Thepsuthin appeared at an information event designed to celebrate his first year in office.

 

Attended by all departments of the Ministry of Justice, the gathering was told how Somsak was addressing the problem of prison overcrowding, reported Daily News. 

 

At present there are 370,000 inmates and 80% of them are in for drug related offences. 

 

With limited capacity for sleeping areas in prisons Somsak said he hit upon the solution: Bunk beds. 

 

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He started a policy to bring in 80,000 of the two tier beds and already they have procured 50,000. 

 

In addition he patted himself on the back for developments in early release and use of the electric monitoring bracelets in reducing prison overcrowding.

 

Decriminalization of krathom is also well under way. 

 

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Fewer young people are also turning back to drugs after release aided by better testing methods. 

 

He also praised his efforts in seizing drug assets - it was 600 million baht before he came in and in the last year it was 2 BILLION.

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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3 minutes ago, webfact said:

Somsak said he hit upon the solution: Bunk beds. 

And this is why this guy get the big money in salary, ingenious idea: bunk beds, who would have thought?...

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9 minutes ago, webfact said:

He also praised his efforts in seizing drug assets - it was 600 million baht before he came in and in the last year it was 2 BILLION.

 

How much of this was put to good use, and how much made it's way "elsewhere" ?

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7 minutes ago, spiekerjozef said:

7 or 8 high?

Even at two high, Great when broken down into metal poles for use in riot or attacking custodial officers

Have done any risk management into this??

 

 

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8 minutes ago, webfact said:

With limited capacity for sleeping areas in prisons Somsak said he hit upon the solution: Bunk beds. 

I wonder which relative of his has a company making/ selling bunk beds.

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17 minutes ago, ezzra said:

And this is why this guy get the big money in salary, ingenious idea: bunk beds, who would have thought?...

and especially since it's never been seen before anywhere in the world.

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Hardly news. They have been using elevated sleeping areas in the jails for years, so not even his idea.

Sadly to say, even this does not create enough space for people to have the legal minimum prescribed by international agreements on human rights. The list of shortfall in that department is seriously lengthy, so maybe he should get his house in order before lying to us that he is doing a good job.

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An event to celebrate his first year in office. Not needed and not appropriate.

 

On the other hand perhaps the gov't should appoint a person on every block to arrange one year celebration for first, second, third year etc., for every food vendor, every 7/11 manager and all staff etc., etc...

 

Even more to the point, how many taxpayers Baht did this celebration cost?

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"Fewer young people are also turning back to drugs after release aided by better testing methods"

 

Whilst is it commendable to have better testing methods, this is not the reason people turn to drugs, or quit drugs. Drug misuse is a symptom of deprevation, poverty and lack of opportunitiy. Its is a condition driven by socio-economic factors primarily. 

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Surely, overcrowded prisons are more than just where inmates sleep. They have to consider food, exercise, discipline, in-prison society and mental health from overcrowding.

Thais are often happier sleeping on the floor, anyway.

This guy is a r*t*rd.

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56 minutes ago, ezzra said:

And this is why this guy get the big money in salary, ingenious idea: bunk beds, who would have thought?...

He must have looked at California's State Prison system, and observed the tiered approach.  Just build the buildings taller and you can add more levels of beds, interlocking jungle gyms, and easier for them to hang themselves, of course by accident.

 

Once upon a time I envisioned prisons being built underground in the desert.  When the big flash floods would come they could reduce the population quickly by opening up the doors and washing the now drowned prisoners out to the burial grounds.  Reboot and reload, wait for the next rain....yes Sarcasm

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1 hour ago, colinneil said:

I wonder which relative of his has a company making/ selling bunk beds.

It a two-tier system. The one with higher-standing/more dosh gets to go on top (I didn't meant sexually).

 

 

51 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

Hardly news. They have been using elevated sleeping areas in the jails for years, so not even his idea.

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I thought that was just for those smoking dope, who were higher anyway?

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Some of them American jails are brutal I watched a couple of YT video's the other night one where they had re introduced the Chain Gangs even for women zero tolerance for 30 days, 

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I thought the problem was overcrowding and no space so everyone sleeps side by side on the floor being wall to wall. Don't think this guy has ever been to one of them nasty overpopulated prisons. 

Bunk beds sounds like a system held for the incarcerated people with money.

 

 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Justice minister Somsak Thepsuthin appeared at an information event designed to celebrate his first year in office.

Yes, you can see where this minister's priorities lie.

 

What an utter narcissist. 

 

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Why not put in Queen sized beds so that the gay population in prison can get there rocks off. Perhaps he watched Porridge the TV series made between 1974 and 1977 to get his inspiration about bunk beds in prison!

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8 minutes ago, JusticeGB said:

Why not put in Queen sized beds so that the gay population in prison can get there rocks off. Perhaps he watched Porridge the TV series made between 1974 and 1977 to get his inspiration about bunk beds in prison!

With Lukewarm stirring the porridge!

 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

 

With limited capacity for sleeping areas in prisons Somsak said he hit upon the solution: Bunk beds

What a load of bunkum .. 

The minister obviously ain't seen Fletch' and Godber used to share bunk beds in Porridge .. 

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