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Phuket annual Prison Fair underway

Legacy Phuket Gazette

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PHUKET: The ninth annual Prison Products Fair is underway at Saphan Hin. On display and for sale is a wide range of hand-made products crafted by prison inmates from 14 provincial prisons across the southern region as part of their vocational skills training.

“The fair is held to show prisoner’s works to the public. It is made possible by cooperation between the government and private businesses. I thank every one for their support in holding this event,” said Corrections Department Director-General Suchart Wongananchai at the opening ceremony onFriday

“Prisoners receive a portion of the profits made on items sold at the fair, which they can use to rebuild their lives after their release.” Mr Suchart explained.

The majority of the products are heavy-duty wooden furniture and decorative items, all at very reasonable prices.

A wide variety of staged entertainment,food stalls and refreshments will also be available.

Open from 9am to 10pm each day, the fair continues until June 22.

— Chutharat Plerin

 

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