Thai Prison Books

The Last Executioner

August 13, 2007
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The Last Executioner

Chavoret Jaruboon’s memoirs in English and Thai Up until 1934, the official method of execution in Thailand was by decapitating (see The Last Public Beheading). This was then considered to be barbaric and the method was changed. Over a period of 71 years, a total of 319 prisoners were then executed in Thailand by firing…

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Angel of Bang Kwang Prison

July 21, 2007
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Angel of Bang Kwang Prison

Susan Aldous visiting prisoners at Bang Kwang Over the past five years or so it has become “fashionable” amongst backpackers to go and visit complete strangers at the prisons in Thailand. The most popular destinations are Bang Kwang and Klong Prem in Bangkok. I think I first heard about these visits from an article written by…

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Escape

July 6, 2007
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Escape

It has almost become fashionable these days to write books about life in Thai prisons. “The Damage Done” by Warren Fellows is probably the most well known of the prison books, though it has been criticized by some for exaggerating prison conditions. “Forget You Had a Daughter” is another popular firsthand account of life on the…

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