Crowded jails struggle to feed inmates
- Published: 3 Oct 2012 at 14.34
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The cabinet has approved a 500 million baht emergency fund for the Corrections Departments so it can pay over 900 million baht in outstanding prison food bills.
Government spokesman Anusorn Iamsa-ard said cabinet approved the Justice Ministry's request for additional funding to meet the cost of feeding inmates in over-crowded prisons across the country.
He said the Corrections Department has to take care of an average of 239,000 prisoners per day, but the budget provides only for the official prison capacity of about 160,000.
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