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Govt wants to isolate drug addict prisoners

Proposal to stop illicit substances entering jails

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The Department of Corrections is considering separating drug-case inmates suspected of keeping up their connections with the illicit drug trade outside prison from other prisoners. 

The department will dedicate a zone in the Klong Pai Central Prison in Nakhon Ratchasima to detain such drug inmates, who are likely to be isolated in single cells, department director-general Suchart Wong-ananchai said.

''These type of prisoners need to be controlled with the help of technology which can film them while they are meeting warders, to prevent them from attempting to bribe the officers,'' Mr Suchart said.

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