There are thousands of routine strip searches conducted on female prisoners in Victoria every year, a population with a disproportionately high experience of family violence and sexual abuse, it finds. More than two years on her mental health is still poor and she sees a psychologist regularly. There is hope for change. The men arrested for the same protest as Ms Kornkanok were given privacy to change their clothes and were not cavity searched. But it seems the policy of mandatory body checks for those on remand is not consistently enforced. At the time she was menstruating.
People keep getting incarcerated, and broken again and again.
University student strip searched in public for protesting against corruption: Thailand
Angkana Neelaphaijit says Thailand's corrections department has agreed to fund new rooms to house those waiting on bail in civil cases. After being forced to strip naked and squat three times in front of hundreds of prisoners she was taken to another room. In the vast majority of cases these prisoners are serving short sentences for nonviolent crimes. No weapons or drugs were found. Last week the regime arrested eight people linked to Facebook posts deemed offensive. The Ombudsman also found the strip searches were not stopping drugs getting into the prison, with illicit substances finding their way inside the walls "by other means".