By Photo and story by Rachanon Intharaksa
A pilot project for use by 23 courts, replacing the bail system, begins on Thursday (March 1).
The aim is to prevent suspects jumping bail and the incarceration of people who cannot afford to post bail.
The project addresses issues of social inequity and jail overcrowding.
The agency has established an Electronic Monitoring Centre at Bangkok’s Ratchadapisek Criminal Court.
Operating around the clock, it will monitor suspects wearing EM devices and limit their travel range.