38 prisons reopen for family visits, eight more to follow suit by December
Some 38 prisons across the country have reopened for family visits since November 12 and eight more will reopen by the end of November, Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin said on Thursday.
The remaining 97 will gradually open from December 1 while waiting to totally eliminate Covid-19 outbreaks, and in the process improve their ventilation systems and upgrade visitor rooms to meet the latest health standards.
Those wishing to visit inmates need to register in advance online or by telephone.
They will be allowed visits of no more than 1 hour at a time, depending on the management capabilities of each prison.