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Locked away and forgotten: inside a high security jail

At Khao Bin Central Prison in Ratchaburi, we expected to find incorrigible drug lords _ but met instead the poor, the disaffected and the foreign

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At two security checkpoints visitors are frisked and scanned with metal detectors. No sharp objects, no liquids, no metals, no mobile phones or gadgets. 

Khao Bin Central Prison’s special zone, where selected drug traffickers were moved in order to halt smuggling and cut inmates off from outside drug contacts.

 As in Dante's Inferno, there are several levels of discomfort here, namely nine zones of increasing security. We proceed inwards, but the deepest rung is still under construction _ a reported 600 million baht behemoth of a building where the most notorious drug lords will be held.

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