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Corrections Dept: End of shackles in three months

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The Corrections Department will unshackle all prisoners serving maximum jail terms in prisons across the country within three months, department chief Suchart Wonganantachai promised on Wednesday. 

Prisoners whose legs once were shackled join a ceremony to end the chain at Bang Kwang central prison on Wednesday. (Photo by Tawatchai Khemkumnerd)

The plan had begun on Jan 23 starting at Bang Kwang central prison near Bangkok, with 563 inmates seeing their shackles unlocked and removed for the last time.

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