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Thai prisons.

Post by arcadianagain » Fri May 17, 2013 6:02 pm

I saw a piece on Sky News today that prison authorities are now releasing prisoners from their leg irons, starting with the main Bangkok jail. These irons can weigh 5 kilos.

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Post by BOZ » Fri May 17, 2013 10:46 pm

Ok and ........
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Post by arcadianagain » Fri May 17, 2013 11:21 pm

BOZ wrote:Ok and ........

and if it`s true surely it shows a smidgin of humanitarianism, would you prefer thay stay in chains?

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Post by Lung Per » Fri May 17, 2013 11:47 pm

arcadianagain wrote:
BOZ wrote:Ok and ........

and if it`s true surely it shows a smidgin of humanitarianism, would you prefer thay stay in chains?
This applies to prisoners on death row only. As far as I know no other prisoners in Thai jails are kept in foot chains.
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Post by Super Joe » Sat May 18, 2013 2:39 am

They have to wear them every time they go to court while on remand, and they go to court a lot only to be returned without their case being heard. Something like every 12 days they have to attend but their case doesn't have to be heard before 84 days. Something daft like that anyway, and that's when they're most likely to be seen by the media etc, so that probably contrbutes to the notion that they're always shackled.

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Post by margaretcarnes » Sat May 18, 2013 6:18 am

Thats' right SJ. Prisoners certainly aren't shackled during visiting times either. But when visiting once I did see a bunch of them on the non visiting side of the fence in shackles while being moved - maybe on their way to court or maybe for show.
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Post by Roel » Sat May 18, 2013 11:08 am

I remember reading about this that all prisoners have to wear shackles when transported (where under to court). Dead row prisoners have to wear them all the time as killing a colleague prisoner or guard would not really change anything for them. And then all long term prisoners (like the ones in Bang Kwang sentenced to 25 years or longer) have to wear them for the first three(? or so) months. They probably want to see how a new prisoner behaves. And then they can put shackles back on for a certain period as punishment for offences like aggressive behaviour.
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Post by Dannie Boy » Sat May 18, 2013 11:24 am

Roel wrote:I remember reading about this that all prisoners have to wear shackles when transported (where under to court). Dead row prisoners have to wear them all the time as killing a colleague prisoner or guard would not really change anything for them. And then all long term prisoners (like the ones in Bang Kwang sentenced to 25 years or longer) have to wear them for the first three(? or so) months. They probably want to see how a new prisoner behaves. And then they can put shackles back on for a certain period as punishment for offences like aggressive behaviour.
Looks as though the UK prison service could learn a lot from the Thai practice.

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Post by STEVE G » Sat May 18, 2013 11:29 am

It's not unusual to see prisoners in the US wearing shackles in court.

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Post by nanyang » Sat May 18, 2013 8:40 pm

arcadianagain wrote:
BOZ wrote:Ok and ........

and if it`s true surely it shows a smidgin of humanitarianism, would you prefer thay stay in chains?
So please enlighten me as to why it isn't 'humanitarian' to put an offender in shackles.

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Post by Takiap » Sat May 18, 2013 9:17 pm

nanyang wrote:
arcadianagain wrote:
BOZ wrote:Ok and ........

and if it`s true surely it shows a smidgin of humanitarianism, would you prefer thay stay in chains?
So please enlighten me as to why it isn't 'humanitarian' to put an offender in shackles.

Because better technology exists these days, and besides, shackles don't really achieve much other than hindering attempts of escaping, which shouldn't be possible in the first place in an adequately designed prison.

Regardless of whether the practice is right or wrong, it does no good for the image of a country in the modern world.


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Post by dtaai-maai » Sat May 18, 2013 9:27 pm

No, you enlighten us.

Why would it be necessary to keep anyone who is locked in a cell also locked in shackles?

What offences would merit this?

At what age would you start?
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Post by nanyang » Sun May 19, 2013 12:37 am

dtaai-maai wrote:No, you enlighten us.

Why would it be necessary to keep anyone who is locked in a cell also locked in shackles?
I worked in prisons from 1969 until 1995 - at the sharp end.

dtaai-maai wrote:No, you enlighten us.

At what age would you start?
In your particular case, given the shite you often spout on here, I'd recommend that your wrists be also shackled - at an early age.

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Post by arcadianagain » Sun May 19, 2013 1:31 am

Why so unpleasant? I take you go in for the Mr.MacKay school of screw rather than Mr.Barrowclough.

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Post by dtaai-maai » Sun May 19, 2013 5:57 am

nanyang wrote:In your particular case, given the shite you often spout on here, I'd recommend that your wrists be also shackled - at an early age.
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