Thai Prison Blogs by Richard Barrow

A Thai Prison Cell

March 13, 2014
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A Thai Prison Cell

Photography is not normally allowed in prisons in Thailand. The only way we can get to see every day life in prisons is through pictures secretly taken on mobile phones and uploaded to social media. Another source of pictures are the ones taken by the local media who are often invited when a raid is…

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Trailer for The Last Executioner

March 4, 2014
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Trailer for The Last Executioner

“The Last Executioner” is the story of the last person in Thailand whose job it was to execute by gun, a wild rock and roller who took a “respectable” job to support the family he loved devotedly and then constantly had to the reconcile the good and bad karma that came from his decision. It…

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Prices Drop for Mobile Phones in Thai Prisons

September 19, 2012
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Prices Drop for Mobile Phones in Thai Prisons

For quite a few months now prison authorities have been cracking down on inmates using cell phones inside the prisons. For a while, it was almost like every single day there was news of another search and more phones found. The illegal phones have been found in most prisons across Thailand with maybe Nakhon Si…

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Thai prison videos secretly uploaded to Youtube

July 20, 2012
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Thai prison videos secretly uploaded to Youtube

  It’s not every day that we get a sneak peek of what it is like inside a Thai prison. That is exactly what we are getting now from a 58 second video that was originally uploaded to Youtube in October 2011. It shows a conversation between two foreign inmate, one called Jeffrey and an…

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Prison Inmate Art and Craft Fair in Phuket

June 16, 2012
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Prison Inmate Art and Craft Fair in Phuket

Products made by Thai inmates have a good reputation for quality and price. Fairs are held annually around the country and they are always well attended. From my own experience, it is a good idea to go during the opening days as the best products get snapped up fast. But return on the last days…

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Central Correctional Hospital at Klong Prem Prison

May 8, 2012
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Central Correctional Hospital at Klong Prem Prison

Central Correctional Hospital at Klong Prem Prison is a correctional referral center for sick inmates from various prisons in Bangkok and vicinity. Its newly constructed nine-storey building is designed to accommodate 500 inmate-patients and fully equipped with medical facilities such as 4 major operating rooms, 4 dental units, medical and dental filmless digital X-ray system,…

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Khun Chavoret Jaruboon, Thailand’s Last Executioner, has died

April 30, 2012
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Khun Chavoret Jaruboon, Thailand’s Last Executioner, has died

Another chapter in the history of Thailand’s penal system has come to a close. Late last night, Khun Chavoret Jaruboon, widely regarded as “Thailand’s Last Executioner”, died. He was 64 years of age. The following tribute was written by Susan Aldous who knew him well from his days at Bang Kwang: “My dear friend, R.I.P.! May…

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Prison Art and Craft Fair at Klong Prem

March 11, 2012
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Prison Art and Craft Fair at Klong Prem

The 45th Prison Craft Fair is taking place from 1st to 11th March 2012 at Klong Prem Prison in Bangkok. This is an annual event that showcases the work of inmates from all around Thailand. Large tents are set up in the fields in front of Klong Prem and each prison has their own shop.…

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Thailand Authorities to Crackdown on Jail Phone Sex

February 10, 2012
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Thailand Authorities to Crackdown on Jail Phone Sex

Although it is illegal, mobile phones have been used in Thai prisons for a long time. These have been smuggled into prisons in various ways. In the picture above, two men demonstrate how they used a remote control plane to fly mobile phones into a prison. In other places, the phones were thrown over the…

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Mobile Phone Jammers in Thai Prisons

February 9, 2012
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Mobile Phone Jammers in Thai Prisons

Khao Bin prison in Ratchaburi is being prepared for the arrival of up to 500 convicted drug dealers. Unlike other prisons, this one already has in place a number of phone jammers. Prison authorities are concerned that some inmates are continuing with the drug trade while behind bars. In just the last four months, 1,500…

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