Reality TV goes to jail: Thai government to webcast inmates' lives

[JURIST] In an effort to deter would-be criminals, the Thailand Department of Corrections [official website] will soon be webcasting the lives of inmates via the internet, according to department officials speaking Monday. Webcasts will cover the daily life of inmates, up to but not including executions (under Thai law, currently by firing squad) for those on death row. While a specific date for the start of the webcasts has not yet been set, Amnesty International Thailand [official website] is already protesting the plan [Bangkok Post report], calling it an ineffective deterrent since most criminals cannot afford internet access. CBC News has more.



 

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