Jail the drug dealers, free the users

4 May 2011
Ungphakom, J.
The Bangkok Post

In a Bangkok Post article, Jon Ungphakom, a human rights activist and former Thailand senator, highlights the Count the Costs campaign and discusses the ineffectiveness of Thailand's harsh drug policy. Ungphakom explains how the country's criminalisation of drug users has led to shocking levels of HIV infection among this demographic and has resulted in the adoption of unsuccessful, severe measures such as the compulsory detainment of addicts in rehabilitation centres.