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Prisons chief calling for overhaul

Witthaya offers pay rises and replaces staff to curb jail graft, writes King-oua Laohong

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The Corrections Department under the leadership of Witthaya Suriyawong is undergoing an internal revamp, hoping raises and new leaders will fix the country's broken prison system. 

Witthaya: Responding to public outrage

Public confidence in the department has lately taken a battering after revelations that inmates had access to contraband mobile phones and were even running drugs rings while under lock and key.

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