Thai Prison Blogs by Richard Barrow

Behind the Scenes on The Last Executioner

June 30, 2014
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Behind the Scenes on The Last Executioner

FROM CHANCE MEETINGS TO A SCRIPT Bringing the story of “The Last Executioner” to the screen has been almost as strange as the story itself. In his January 2013 cover story for “Citylife” Magazine, scriptwriter Don Linder wrote: “I first met Chavoret in April 2007 when he was part of a panel discussion on prison…

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Full Synopsis for The Last Executioner

June 30, 2014
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Full Synopsis for The Last Executioner

Chavoret Jaruboon was the last person in Thailand whose job it was to execute by gun. A wild rock and roller in his youth who played the GI bars during the Vietnam War, he took a job as a prison guard to support the family he loved with undying devotion. He spent the rest of…

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Movie Posters for The Last Executioner

June 23, 2014
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Movie Posters for The Last Executioner

Inspired by true events, The Last Executioner is the story of Chavoret Jaruboon, 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, then constantly tried to reconcile the good and bad karma that…

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Thai Inmates Post Photos on Facebook

June 4, 2014
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Thai Inmates Post Photos on Facebook

Inmates in Thai prisons are not allowed to have mobile phones. But this hasn’t stopped them smuggling them in; either over the walls or by bribing a guard. With the advance in technology, the latest phones not only have cameras but also Internet connectivity. This means that the prisoners can play on social media such as…

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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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