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UK wants assurances on basic rights for British prisoners in Thailand

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UK wants assurances on basic rights for British prisoners

By The Nation

 

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Britain has asked Thailand’s Department of Corrections to ensure that prison inmates are provided with basic rights under international standards, department director-general Pol Colonel Narat Sawettnan said yesterday.

 

Narat said he had assured UK authorities that his agency took care of inmates of all nationalities – including British prisoners – as per Thai regulations and the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, or the Mandela Rules.

 

Narat said that the British Embassy had recently asked his department to prevent suicides and prison breaks while ensuring inmates were provided with a good quality of life and human rights protection as per international standards. 

 

The embassy also sent standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the agency to apply, to help solve corruption and assaults, promote equity and be in line with human rights, he said. 

 

Narat said Thailand had to adjust to apply the international practices and his department would study the procedures and apply them where possible.

 

He also said Thai prisons currently hold 15,076 foreign inmates, most of whom came from neighbouring countries and were linked to drug crimes.

 

Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) adviser Natthee Jitsawang, a former Department of Corrections chief, said the department had made a lot of changes to promote inmates' rights, including the improvement of prison infirmary medical care standards to match the rest of the world.

 

He said inmates were not punished by starving them of food or drinking water, locked in the dark or assaulted. There was a programme to take care of “vulnerable” inmates who were pregnant and stateless inmates were given access to legal aid, he added. 

 

Natthee said the SOPs would have to be adjusted to fit the Thai context and would help boost the work of prisons and clarify doubts or questions.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30338765

 
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24 minutes ago, webfact said:

Narat said that the British Embassy had recently asked his department to prevent suicides and prison breaks while ensuring inmates were provided with a good quality of life and human rights protection as per international standards. 

 

The embassy also sent standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the agency to apply, to help solve corruption and assaults, promote equity and be in line with human rights, he said. 

 

Narat said Thailand had to adjust to apply the international practices and his department would study the procedures and apply them where possible.

Rather than study them and apply them where possible just apply them to the waste paper bin, the last thing you want to do is take advice from the British on how to treat prisoners and run your prisons.

 

What a cheek!

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3 hours ago, Fish Head Soup said:

Rather than study them and apply them where possible just apply them to the waste paper bin, the last thing you want to do is take advice from the British on how to treat prisoners and run your prisons.

 

What a cheek!

Why? Do you feel British prisoners are so horribly treated or the prisons are so sub-standard?

There is always room for improvement but let us not forget it is a place of punishment.

I feel confident to suggest prisoners in Britain are treated better than those in Thai ones.

 

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didn't the uk just sell their embassy? the thai's should tell them to P--s up a rope! keep their hoodlums home and they will not get a daily ration of rice and fish heads!

 

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25 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

Why? Do you feel British prisoners are so horribly treated or the prisons are so sub-standard?

There is always room for improvement but let us not forget it is a place of punishment.

I feel confident to suggest prisoners in Britain are treated better than those in Thai ones.

 

 

while not a direct comparison with the thai prison system this recent report raises serious failings in the uk prison system

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/19/prisons-chief-blames-cuts-damning-reports-nottingham-liverpool

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Of course we could follow the US penal system which has the highest prison population per capita in the world ....it doesnt appear to be a deterrent


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10 minutes ago, captspectre said:

didn't the uk just sell their embassy? the thai's should tell them to P--s up a rope! keep their hoodlums home and they will not get a daily ration of rice and fish heads!

 

whats the UK selling embassy grounds got to do with it? 555. yeah, they sold their embassy didn't they. who bought the british embassy then, the chinese? yawn

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34 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

Why? Do you feel British prisoners are so horribly treated or the prisons are so sub-standard?

There is always room for improvement but let us not forget it is a place of punishment.

I feel confident to suggest prisoners in Britain are treated better than those in Thai ones.

 

You're wrong, A prison is going to rehabilitate prisoners, not punish them.
The punishment is the time they are to be kept separate from society.

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2 minutes ago, TheSwede99 said:

You're wrong, A prison is going to rehabilitate prisoners, not punish them.
The punishment is the time they are to be kept separate from society.

Yes, that is the enlightened POV but tragically not shared in prison systems in much or most of the world. 

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39 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

Why? Do you feel British prisoners are so horribly treated or the prisons are so sub-standard?

There is always room for improvement but let us not forget it is a place of punishment.

I feel confident to suggest prisoners in Britain are treated better than those in Thai ones.

 

British prisons have been unfavourably reported in the news lately. Why this should be a priority I don't know, part of the UK's 'protect the crap' policy.

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12 minutes ago, markaoffy said:

Of course we could follow the US penal system which has the highest prison population per capita in the world ....it doesnt appear to be a deterrent


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Keeping the evil-doers off the street though.

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24 minutes ago, captspectre said:

didn't the uk just sell their embassy? the thai's should tell them to P--s up a rope! keep their hoodlums home and they will not get a daily ration of rice and fish heads!

 

The mad get madder under the sun maybe

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20 minutes ago, Happy enough said:

whats the UK selling embassy grounds got to do with it? 555. yeah, they sold their embassy didn't they. who bought the british embassy then, the chinese? yawn

It's just good business.:cheesy:

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