The Process of the Development of Peace for Inmates with Recidivism: A Case Study of Bangkok Remand Prison

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Naphasorn Rattananantachai
Phra Pramote Vadakovido
Phramaha Hansa Dhammahāso


The purposes of this research were to study the development of inmates with recidivism using peace processes as follows; 1) to study the contexts, current situations and problems of the concept of preparation for releasing inmates with recidivism of the Bangkok remand prison. 2) to develop the process of the preparation before the release of inmates with recidivism of Bangkok remand prison according to the principles of peace: and 3) to present the process of the development of peace for inmates with recidivism of Bangkok remand prison. 

The research was a qualitative method analyzing its contents from related researches using documentary and field studies with in-depth interview. The samples were the inmates with recidivism at the Bangkok remand prison and will be remained in the prison of less than 6 months – 1 year according to the department of corrections, Ministry of Justice. They were chosen and consent to join the activity by purposive sampling. It was conducted using the in-depth interview collecting data from 23 key informants, focus group discussion with experts and participant observation. The information will be analyzed using a descriptive method. 

The result of research were found that the process of the development of peace for inmates which consist of Sati, Khanti, Santi and Threefold training integrate with 5Gs which are Going, Goal, Growing, Gratefulness, and Giver. This is in order to release the inmates with recidivism out to society. The process focuses on practicing mindfulness, patience, learning, understand their own emotion, have self-control, mindset change, attitude, behavior, social interaction and can live life mindfully.


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Rattananantachai, N., Vadakovido, P. P., & Dhammahāso, P. H. (2020). The Process of the Development of Peace for Inmates with Recidivism: A Case Study of Bangkok Remand Prison. Journal of MCU Peace Studies, 8(3), 882-896. Retrieved from
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