Old Phuket Prison to be turned into public park

Phuket –

The old Phuket Prison in Phuket Town will be turned into a public park with parking areas.

The President of the Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation (PPAO) Mr. Rewat Areerob told The Phuket Express, “The old prison is located on Damrong Road in the Talad Yai sub-district, Mueang Phuket district, which is in the middle of the city. It is on a 40 Rai plot of land.”

“The old prison was used since 121 years ago. It was too small for the increasing number of prisoners. All prisoners were moved to the new bigger prison in Thalang.” Rewat stated.

The New Phuket Provincial Prison in the Sri Soonthorn sub-district has officially opened after two years with prisoners fully moved in.

“We want to turn this place into a new public park with parking areas. People in Phuket Town will have a new place with fresh air for exercising,” Mr. Rewat added.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.