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Fifteen jailers dismissed for various offences

May 21. 2020
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By The Nation

Fifteen officers have been fired for failing to perform their duties, Corrections Department director-general Narat Sawettanan said on Thursday (May 21).

One officer was accused of letting an inmate have sex with a visitor, allowing an inmate to use a cellphone and cutting a tree without permission, four did not show up for work at the prison for more than 15 days, two possessed drugs, two took a cellphone into the prison, one extorted an inmate, one falsified a document, one was allegedly an accomplice in allowing a cellphone and drugs into the prison, one took cigarettes into the prison, one sold painkillers, one took money from the inmate’s relative yo provide him privileges.

Narat emphasised the importance of discipline in the Corrections Department and said the stringent action had to be taken to restore confidence in the public.

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