THE TELEGRAPH: Thailand’s prison fight clubs

THE TELEGRAPH: Thailand’s prison fight clubs

In prisons across Thailand, the combat sport of Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) is giving inmates a chance at earning privileges and maybe even a shot at early release if they…

TIME: Thailand’s Prisoners Fight Foreigners in Attempt to Win Freedom

TIME: Thailand’s Prisoners Fight Foreigners in Attempt to Win Freedom

A competition called “Prison Fight” backed by Thailand’s Department of Corrections allows inmates to fight foreign opponents in organized matches. Victory brings them money, glory and, perhaps, a chance at…

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…

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  …

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…