Saturday, May 17, 2008
Reference: Chalerm to crack down on jail graft, Bangkok Post, June 17, 2008
It is reported that here in Thailand, drug dealers can carry on business as usual from jail with their mobile phones, and that business there is so good that they can afford to buy luxury automobiles for their jailers. I suppose that the point of having them in jail is that it makes the extortive bribery business more efficient. One can gain new perspectives on the war on drugs by following this line of reasoning. It should be noted that more than half of Thailand's 170,000 inmates are doing time for drug offenses.