Prison officers must have obtained at least a high school diploma and are encouraged to have a bachelor degree, according to a Royal Decree aimed at improving standards in the prison system and curbing a culture of endemic abuse and corruption. According to the decree, which was signed on August 7 by King Norodom Sihamoni, prison guards and other officials must not use their positions for personal gain, must take an examination before getting hired and must be older than 25 years of age.* “Prison officials are absolutely banned from: using work hours to conduct their own businesses;
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