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The Corrections Department demonstrated prison riot-suppression and transport techniques on Tuesday to inform the public about the agency’s standards and practices.
The demonstration was held during a ceremony at the Klong Prem Central Prison in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district as authorities received 313 leased vehicles and equipment for prisoner transport in various situations including to courthouses, hospitals or other prisons.
The vehicles on lease from fiscal year 2018 until 2022 comprised 74 six-wheel trucks, 100 15-seat vans and 139 pickup trucks.
Corrections Department director-general Pol Colonel Narat Sawettanan, who presided over the event, said the vehicles and equipment would help the department to improve effectiveness and security in prisoner transports.