Gefängnis Udon Thani

Udon Thani prison


The prison in Udon Thani must be the place with that most foreigners would least like to be. The prison was designed for 2,000 inmates. The prisoners are allowed a maximum budget of 200 baht per day; the money must be supplied from outside, as the prisoners have no chance to earn money in prison. Packages may not be sent in for the prisoners as there have been smuggled too many drugs and mobile phones into the prisons of Thailand. There are also many female prisoners jailed there. Visiting days are from Monday to Friday, with Wednesday purely a visiting day for female inmates. The prison is run by about 170 staff.

However, we would like to mention that in the prison there's a workshop for making beautiful furniture, handicrafts and many other useful things by the prisoners, and these can be purchased cheaply from outside the prison.


Address: 64 Srisuk Rd.
T. Makaeng A. Muang
Udontani 41000
Phone: +66 (0) 42 221 072
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posted on: 06.09.2012 - last update on: 12.05.2015

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Latitude: 17.405523
Longitude: 102.786217

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User comments

At 09/12/2013 - 19:34 wrote the Udon-News-Team

Thanks for your comment,

You will find it difficult to work in Udon, the prison work requires a work permit, which will be almost impossible to get as you would be taking a job from a Thai. The Tourist Police only accept volunteers from the falang community (no pay!). However, some of my friends have got teaching jobs at schools in Udon, maybe you can do that? Otherwise, you will enjoy living here and the company is excellent. Good luck!


Big Pooh (Udon-News team)

At 09/09/2013 - 10:03 wrote guest
I was a correctional officer in the U.S., I am traveling to Udonthani in November, it would be nice to secure a position at the prison or as a tourist police. I would like to work there and make it my home, I have several friends already living in Udonthani.

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