Royal decree could apply to 200,000 inmates: Justice Ministry

Published August 15, 2016 by SoClaimon

ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Royal-decree-could-apply-to-200000-inmates-Justice-30292669.html

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About 200,000 inmates have been initially deemed eligible for prison-term reductions

Paiboon confirmed the decree does not apply to pardons for people jailed for rape because of the public’s sentiment about the crime.

The names and prospective release dates of the first batch of inmates are not yet available, Paiboon said, but he added that the Justice Ministry’s permanent secretary and the Corrections Department had considered eligible inmates.

About 200,000 of 300,000 inmates nationwide are considered potentially eligible for term reductions or immediate release, Paiboon said.

Former politician Chonsawat Asavahame, who is serving time for his role in election fraud in 1999, could be eligible if his case matches the decree’s criteria, Paiboon said.

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