Thailand prison blog

Thai Prison Life chronicles the life of prisoners inside the prisons of Thailand.


  • martin mcginlay

    I have just finnished eleven months in thailand during this time i was in and out of pattaya remand prison.All i was guilty of was a visa violation or visa overstay.Being held in thailand for that lenth of time cost me my house everything we owned my company and compleat break up of my family.I have tried to tell my story of what happend to me to all media sectors but no one cares to listen .I would also like to inform people on what they could expect from british embassy in regards to help the give ! well the dont give you any except the use of a phone which is no good because of time diff .my friend is due this week to start an 18 month sentance i met him whilst we were on remand he has done nothing wrong but because of lack of cash he can do nothing except try to serve his time and try to avoid catching TB ect the prison is really HELL on earth

  • martin mcginlay

    If anyone would like to hear my full story i would be greatfull as it is very hard to speak to loved ones and with friends you feel you are boring them.funny thing is i still love thailand and the people

    • sam

      Hi dud

      Hope you will be fine

      i am writing book about thailand and i went to thai prison also for interviews and some pictures but management not allow to take a snaps. i am intersted in yout story. kindly send me email about it in details.

    • dawn

      I too would love to tell my story. For it has been along road for me and I have not been able to talk to no one not family friends. All the things that happen to me in the women’s prison is unforgetful..always having if any wants to talk to me and listen I sure would like to try get this out..Dawn

  • Hi Martin, we hope you are well

    We would be very interested in hearing about what you have to say regarding your time in a Thai Prison (Bombat??) and more importantly about the Embassy

    I am trying to put together information about thier inadequacies so that I can raise questions in parliament

    If you could email me at


  • Link

    I am very interested in hearing your story Martin,
    well done for staying strong

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