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Women Incarceration in Thailand

The Fact


• There are  44,636 female inmates incarcerated in Thailand (October 2015)

• Thailand ranks number 5 in the world in term of female  inmates number


The Causes


• Few alternative measures for female offender

• Intensified enforcement of drug – related law



The Effects










The Solutions


• Back – end mechanism ; Special parole

• Front – end mechanism ; more probation ,decriminalization of drug related offenses, and more non -custodial measures



231 Child are in prison with their mother (November 2015)

 Overcrowding in Prison

 Fewer opportunities to   access to education and  training