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Free, free at last.A precious shared moment in Cambodia.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:18 am

Interesting (and hopeful) blog post.
Free, free at last.A precious shared moment in Cambodia.
February 5, 2019 by duncankudos
My friend Pin. I went to visit him in prison and got mixed up in his release. It was a mighty moment to share – a privilege – but his background, right back to his childhood, is still stacked against him.

Cambodian prisons used to be a horror story of violence and starvation, not to mention corruption. But they seem to have cleaned up their act – and today the focus is more on rehabilitation. My friend Sopin, or just plain Pin, has been to prison twice on drugs charges – weed – and told me that these places used to be places of fear. Now, he told me, they’re places of learning and counseling.

On December 28th I went out to visit him with a mutual friend Savong whom I’ve known since 2004 when Pin introduced me to Savong. We subsequently went on to build a school in the countryside. Pin was never central to the school project, but he is the person who connected Savong and me together. He was the key to the story that basically changed my life...
https://savongschool.wordpress.com/2019 ... EdIUPkm2n4
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Re: Free, free at last.A precious shared moment in Cambodia.

Post by RickyBobby » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:06 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:18 am
Interesting (and hopeful) blog post.
Free, free at last.A precious shared moment in Cambodia.
February 5, 2019 by duncankudos
My friend Pin. I went to visit him in prison and got mixed up in his release. It was a mighty moment to share – a privilege – but his background, right back to his childhood, is still stacked against him.

Cambodian prisons used to be a horror story of violence and starvation, not to mention corruption. But they seem to have cleaned up their act – and today the focus is more on rehabilitation. My friend Sopin, or just plain Pin, has been to prison twice on drugs charges – weed – and told me that these places used to be places of fear. Now, he told me, they’re places of learning and counseling.

On December 28th I went out to visit him with a mutual friend Savong whom I’ve known since 2004 when Pin introduced me to Savong. We subsequently went on to build a school in the countryside. Pin was never central to the school project, but he is the person who connected Savong and me together. He was the key to the story that basically changed my life...
https://savongschool.wordpress.com/2019 ... EdIUPkm2n4
Nice to read a good positive story.
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