Electronic tagging instead of jail to be introduced for Thai inmates

Thailand News Breaking News

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BANGKOK, Feb 1 – Thailand will soon introduce electronic monitoring (EM) technology among offenders to relieve overcrowded prisons, according to a leading lawyer.

Ukrit Mongkolnavin, chairman of the Independent National Rule of Law Commission, said the EM programme is part of a range of human rights issues and that EM devices should be applied to inmates with minor offences, political prisoners and economic-related convicts so that they do not need to be physically present in prisons.

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