Al Jazeera: Inmates train for matches against foreign opponents for a chance to win an early release.

Al Jazeera: Inmates train for matches against foreign opponents for a chance to win an early release.

KC Ortiz – Sikhio, Thailand – In Thailand’s prison system, some inmates participate in fighting matches where the reward is their freedom. In a story that dates to 1774, Thai…

Prison Fight Round 5 event

Prison Fight Round 5 event

Prison Fight and Department Of Corrections, Thailand Presents a “charity event” Prison Fight Round 5 2 December in Khlong Phai Prison Boxing and Muay Thai . The prison boxing team…

Hemispheres Magazine:      Freedom Fighters

Hemispheres Magazine: Freedom Fighters

In prisons across Thailand, Muay Thai boxing is giving inmates a shot at early release and putting them on the road to redemption Author Matthew Shaer Photography Patrick Brown  …

The Telegraph: Life behind bars in Bangkok’s notorious Klong Prem prison

The Telegraph: Life behind bars in Bangkok’s notorious Klong Prem prison

Journalist and Muay Thai enthusiast James Goyder got a glimpse inside a notorious jail when he participated in a boxing match with one of the inmates. The popularity of behind-bars…

Vice.Fightland: I Fought an Inmate in a High-Security  Thai Prison / By James Goyder

Vice.Fightland: I Fought an Inmate in a High-Security Thai Prison / By James Goyder

Being incarcerated is never good but getting locked up in Thailand is a particularly bad idea. The country’s prisons consistently feature prominently on lists of the world’s worst. Conditions for…

Prison Fight! Inmates battle foreigners for freedom

Prison Fight! Inmates battle foreigners for freedom

Last Friday, Bangkok’s Klong Prem Prison opened its doors for arguably the strangest fighting event in all of Asia, if not the world. Thai prisoners, many of them hardened by…