Drug offenders keep prison full
PHUKET TOWN: More than 50% of the inmates at Phuket Provincial Prison are behind bars for drug-related offences, according to the latest statistics released by the prison. Of the 1,241 inmates, 503 men and 130 women are serving time for narcotics offenses. Of the remaining prisoners, 213 are being held for theft, 163 for murder or attempted murder, 46 for sexual assault or prostitution, 133 for illegal immigration, and 53 for other offenses including illegal possession of weapons, forgery and arson.
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