Author(s): Korakod Tongkachok, Jidapa Pornying, Teeraporn Tongkachok
The advent of covid-19 pandemic has once again raised the issue of prisons. Prisons may be breeding grounds for infectious diseases because these places limit the health of prisoners in prisons or public health. The research aimed to investigate the management of prisons in communicable disease control situations where conventional management laws cannot be applied. To alleviate the congestion, the prisoners were released categorically affecting the effectiveness of the remedial action of prisoners. The location problem is quite problematic due to the large number of prisoners making them unable to distinguish from the general prisoners. Prisoners undergoing rehabilitation must live with infected prisoners. In addition, the confined space problem made it impossible to allocate space for specific remediation programs. The issue of activity change affects the continuity of remedial activities due to the need for venues for activities to take care of prisoners infected with COVID-19. The transfer of some prisoners to isolate and treat contagious diseases may affect the purpose of remedial punishment for criminal offenders.