Prison release

Female prisoners say goodbye to policewomen as they are released from Bang Kwang Central Prison in Bangkok. Over 2,700 prisoners were released from the prison today after being given royal pardons on the occasion of the 84th birthday of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000024" title="Thailand" href="/topic/international/thailand-PLGEO00000024.topic">Thailand's</a> King Bhumibol Adulyadej. According to local media, a total of 26,000 inmates will be released within three months under the annual royal pardon decree.

( Reuters photo / December 8, 2011 )

Female prisoners say goodbye to policewomen as they are released from Bang Kwang Central Prison in Bangkok. Over 2,700 prisoners were released from the prison today after being given royal pardons on the occasion of the 84th birthday of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej. According to local media, a total of 26,000 inmates will be released within three months under the annual royal pardon decree.

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