PHUKET TOWN: The number of people being held in Phuket’s overcrowded Provincial Prison has fallen over the past month, from 1,247 at the end of March to 1,194 today. Of 1,194 prisoners, 491 men and 105 women are in for drug offenses. Of the remainder, 220 are held for theft; 138 for murder or attempted murder; 50 for sexual assault or prostitution; 30 for assault; 110 for illegal immigration; and 50 for other offenses including illegal possession of weapons, forgery and arson.
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