Phuket prisoner who escaped put back in jail

On Monday night, prison wardens recaptured a prisoner who escaped Phuket Provincial Prison. The Phuket News didn’t specify when the man was first imprisoned or when he escaped, but reported that he was in remand pending trial for robbery. After he was found at a friend’s house, he was taken back into custody yesterday.

The man is identified as Jamnien Phurub. He is 44 years old. In a statement, Phuket Provincial Prison said Jamnien has been returned as wardens investigate his escape.

Between October 21 and January 2022, 76 inmates escaped from correctional facilities across Thailand. Thailand’s justice minister said most of these escapes happened during the 14 day quarantine required for inmates before they are moved into a prison. The minister said one short-term solution is for prisons to make budget requests for better security for inmates in the isolation period. He said for the long-term, the Department of Corrections will make prisons have a specific area for new inmates to quarantine.

SOURCE: The Phuket News

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.

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