Corrections Department chief Witthaya Suriyawong has denied reports that he is planning to shut down a temporary prison in Laksi district which is being used to detain convicts from the 2010 political unrest.
Mr Witthaya, who was appointed as the department's director-general early this month, said he has not yet made any decisions on the future of the prison as there were other urgent matters that he needed to address first.
A source at the prison said officials wanted to close the facility, located at Bang Khen Police Privates’ Training School, because of its high operating costs.
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