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  • LIFESTYLE

    Step inside a haunted prison

    Life, Published on 17/10/2018

    » Megabangna invites brave minds to join a bone-chilling mission during "Mega Ghost Festival: Haunted Prison" at the Mega Plaza on the first floor, from Friday until Oct 31.

  • LEARNING

    Prison drug business: High risk, higher pay

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 24/08/2012

    » If you ever wonder why people get into the risky illegal drug business, the answer is simple. The pay can be good, very good, even in prison A police crackdown is underway to stop that.

  • LEARNING

    Pattani prison riot

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 06/09/2011

    » A prison riot in Pattani Central Prison turned deadly yesterday as Buddhist and Muslim inmates clashed.

  • LEARNING

    Historic prison reopens

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 16/09/2011

    » Maj Gen Sanan Kachornprasart was once a “guest” there and so was Maj Gen Chamlong Srimuang and Veerakarn Musikhapong. The Special Branch Police [SBP] prison has had many famous inmates imprisoned for political or national security crimes.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Two grainy fists for resurrection

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/10/2018

    » Shot mostly in Thai prison, with a fair number of ex-cons as extras, A Prayer Before Dawn dives headfirst into the unfiltered squalor of prison life -- not the sociological or political dimension of state incarceration, but the physical, uncooked-meat kind of life in jail, particularly the Thai jail.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A look at prison muay Thai

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 24/05/2017

    » Thailand is splashed across the main screen of the Cannes Film Festival this year. A Prayer Before Dawn is not a Thai film, but this UK-France production takes place entirely in Thailand -- precisely in the rancid, violence-prone prison where inmates are crammed into small dormitories and fight to stay alive. Based on a book by ex-convict William Moore, who spent years at Klong Prem Prison for selling ya ba, the film, directed by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire, is an intense look at hard life in the hellhole, before Moore (played by British actor Joe Cole) finds redemption in the prison's muay Thai boxing programme.

  • LEARNING

    Prison time for pay: Police can arrange it for you?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 09/12/2016

    » Poor Man says hired by police to go to prison for rich factory owner but police cheated him paid half, 4 years not 4 months in jail.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A different kind of prison

    Muse, Published on 17/09/2016

    » Insein Prison, an infamous cell in Yangon, has been notoriously known for its abysmal condition. During the 1980s, the Myanmar junta used the phrase "going to Moscow" to make a threat to opponents. Political activists knew that "going to Moscow" was going to Insein prison, a trip worse than death itself. The prison fortress is known locally as the "darkest hellhole in Myanmar".

  • NEWS

    Women's prison orders activist body search probe

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 14/05/2016

    » A women's prison in Bangkok has ordered a probe into the alleged maltreatment of a female student activist and promised to introduce bio-body scan equipment at women's prisons within three months, a senior official said on Friday.

  • NEWS

    Somyot to get prison release

    News, Published on 22/04/2018

    » Lese majeste prisoner Somyot Prueksakasemsuk is expected to be released at the end of this month after seven years in jail.

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