Prisons to reopen for visits on June 1

Prisons to reopen for visits on June 1

Prisons throughout the country will again allow relatives to visit inmates from June 1, but the conditions still have to be decided by the Corrections Department, Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin said on Wednesday.

The Justice Ministry earlier banned visits by relatives until May 31 to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Mr Somsak said the matter was discussed at a high-level meeting at the ministry on Wednesday.

It was agreed the Corrections Department would have to carefully set down conditions for relatives to follow,  in compliance with announcements issued in each province regarding disease control measures.

Each prison would have to set aside a suitable space for the visits, and take into consideration the social distancing rule and a suitable number of visitors per day.

Most importantly, conditions must ensure that Covid-19 definitely does not spread into prisons, he said.



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