A cell at Khao Bin prison in Ratchaburi, Thailand. Half the country’s prisons are being opened up to tourists, but this has prompted concerns about inmates’ human rights. Photo: Bangkok Post/Tawatchai Kemgumnerd A cell at Khao Bin prison in Ratchaburi, Thailand. Half the country’s prisons are being opened up to tourists, but this has prompted concerns about inmates’ human rights. Photo: Bangkok Post/Tawatchai Kemgumnerd
A cell at Khao Bin prison in Ratchaburi, Thailand. Half the country’s prisons are being opened up to tourists, but this has prompted concerns about inmates’ human rights. Photo: Bangkok Post/Tawatchai Kemgumnerd
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Thailand invites tourists to see life on the inside at its jails, but will inmates human rights be safeguarded, observers ask

  • Tourists are to be invited into Thailand’s prisons to see inmates’ art, sporting prowess and cooking skills. It will help rehabilitate them, minister says
  • Critics, though, question whether prisoners’ rights are being respected, and say reforming the prison system should come first

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A cell at Khao Bin prison in Ratchaburi, Thailand. Half the country’s prisons are being opened up to tourists, but this has prompted concerns about inmates’ human rights. Photo: Bangkok Post/Tawatchai Kemgumnerd A cell at Khao Bin prison in Ratchaburi, Thailand. Half the country’s prisons are being opened up to tourists, but this has prompted concerns about inmates’ human rights. Photo: Bangkok Post/Tawatchai Kemgumnerd
A cell at Khao Bin prison in Ratchaburi, Thailand. Half the country’s prisons are being opened up to tourists, but this has prompted concerns about inmates’ human rights. Photo: Bangkok Post/Tawatchai Kemgumnerd
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