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More than 100 prison inmates are going to work in the industrial sector as part of a vocational programme through the Samut Prakan Central Prison, which is southeast of Bangkok. Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin says it aims to provide inmates with “an opportunity to improve their industrial skills and increase the chance of employment after they finish serving their sentence.” During the work release programme, the 145 prisoners involved will need to wear electronic monitoring bracelets. Somsak says the entrepreneurs involved in the initiative will provide lodging, wages and other benefits as required by Thailand’s labour law. The monitoring bracelets […]

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6 hours ago, palooka said:

Careful this doesn't turn into a slave labor program.

Open to abuse, certainly, but it's also open to win-win all round.

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Should get them over to the airport get it all spruced up ready for the November 1st Flood of tourists...😉

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5 minutes ago, Griff1315 said:

Should get them over to the airport get it all spruced up ready for the November 1st Flood of tourists...😉

 

You just want a redecorated lounge for your departure 🤣

These projects can work well though, here in CM they train lots of convicts from the womens prison to become masseuses. Doing really well, until Covid closures of course.

 

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3 minutes ago, Bob20 said:

You just want a redecorated lounge for your departure 🤣

These projects can work well though, here in CM they train lots of convicts from the womens prison to become masseuses. Doing really well, until Covid closures of course.

Easier for them to pick your pockets if your not wearing your clothes I suppose...😉

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7 hours ago, Stonker said:

Open to abuse, certainly, but it's also open to win-win all round.

My concern is some of these programs start the correct way but get corrupted by greed and this is Thailand.

Fantastic if they are run correctly,  prisoners get to learn a new life and hopefully, like in some countries, they share in a small way financially for their labor for when they are released.

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While I agree that slave labour could be danger here, if it is managed properly, these inmates could learn skills to get them gainful employment after they serve their time. We also know that a number of these people are in prison, precisely because they never had the chance to have a good education. They come from poor families. The only way they could survive was crime. I think it's great that these businesses have come on board and I hope more do. For those inmates who take the opportunity, there is the chance to not only learn new skills but also to land a long term job in the businesses they work for.

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There will be those inmates who don't see this as a way out. But for the sake of the many whose lives will be forever changed for the better.....it's worth it. 

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14 hours ago, palooka said:

My concern is some of these programs start the correct way but get corrupted by greed and this is Thailand.

Fantastic if they are run correctly,  prisoners get to learn a new life and hopefully, like in some countries, they share in a small way financially for their labor for when they are released.

Actually a lot of the prisons run  programmes producing some seriously high quality goods, particularly things like furniture. Nearly all the best mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood furniture comes from prisons, beautifully made, along with a lot of teak furniture, picnic houses and so on.

Most of it's bought up by wholesalers and re-sold, but if you can find a local sale you pay about a third of the retail price.

 

Maybe they should call them OPOP sales rather than OTOP.....

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On 10/13/2021 at 5:15 PM, Thaiger said:

More than 100 prison inmates are going to work in the industrial sector as part of a vocational programme through the Samut Prakan Central Prison, which is southeast of Bangkok. Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin says it aims to provide inmates with “an opportunity to improve their industrial skills and increase the chance of employment after they finish serving their sentence.” During the work release programme, the 145 prisoners involved will need to wear electronic monitoring bracelets. Somsak says the entrepreneurs involved in the initiative will provide lodging, wages and other benefits as required by Thailand’s labour law. The monitoring bracelets […]

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A new turn of life is what some of these inmates need. Good news

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