Life for an expat inside a Cambodian prison.

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Life for an expat inside a Cambodian prison.

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:54 pm

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“Inside Cambodia’s notorious Prey Sar Prison, inmates are subject to poor food, brutal punishment, crowded spaces and squalid conditions.”

"Jimmy Mango’ was caught selling drugs. He served a one-year sentence and was released in mid-April, 2019. In exchange for a donation (to help him get back on his feet), he agreed to tell us about his experience."

"Most were in for drugs, visa overstay or theft. According to Jimmy, it didn’t matter among the inmates what your crime was – unless it was pedophilia. “Those guys got singled out and beaten bad. Every single day. But not bad enough to send to hospital – just bad enough for them to suffer.”

"The toughest part when when locked down for the night. Because the cell was so crowded, sleeping was tough. No mattresses or sheets were provided, so most had to make do sleeping on concrete."

"“They would start feeding a rat until it became a pet. Then they would keep feeding it for three weeks, which would fatten it up. Then they would roast it and share with their friends.”

"While rats were a common supplement, the odd snake caught on the grounds was an option as well. In addition, worms, crickets, and whatever source of protein available."

"Traditionally, guards supplement their incomes by sneaking drugs into the prison, where inmates buy at hugely inflated prices. Inside Prey Sar, it was a dangerous scam. Jimmy saw several guards get busted during his time inside. “They would make them change their clothes, then instantly throw them on the other side of the cage.”

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Re: Life for an expat inside a Cambodian prison.

Post by The Seawolf » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:58 pm

I have been in the IDC and another prison in Bangkok. Pretty much like that.
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Re: Life for an expat inside a Cambodian prison.

Post by cptrelentless » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:14 pm

I'm going to stick with paying my way out of trouble, thanks. What with the Phnom Penh Hilton being cancelled and all
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