The situation for the Akha who ended up in prison and how they got there was of great concern. Support to Akha prisoners was minimal if non existent. Prisoners were moved far from their families and given long sentences unheard of in the west.
The US Government’s Drug War knowingly profiled and increased ethnic prison populations in disproportion to the general population. Prisons such as Chiangrai had heavy ethnic populations.
But the prisons themselves were scattered across the country and also there were many jails.
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