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81. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Oslaue - how Mel spends her time is her affair and whilst you are entitled to your opinion, this thread is simply Mel putting information out there about how to do a little humanitarian good in the world.

I have edited your post to remove comments viewed as inflammatory.

82. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Purdy

I think all the posts Oslaue put, in this thread should be deleted, since they are thread jacking?:)
He has already been asked more than once, to start a new thread, if he wants to discuss, whether prisoners are guilty and/or deserve what they get.
Looking on the bright side, he is keeping this thread on the front page, with his nuisance posts, so more people get to see it.

Mel

83. Posted by draggons (Full Member 113 posts) 9y

Hi Mel good to see you've still got this thread going. Some pretty strong comments being made by some of the posters, some of which it sounds like have never been to Thailand.
Until you've lived in the Land of Smiles you can not begin to comprehend the levels of coruption and how easy it is to get someone "stitched up" for any reason, even something as trivial as upsetting a neighbour in some places can bring down a shitload of trouble on you. Thais will always side with Thais and the farang can end up in jail or worse. (amazing amount of suicides in Pattaya among farangs!) Not everyone in Thai prisons are guilty and not every prisoner is an international drug runner.
Oslaue better keep practicing that "one hand can kill crap" I've seen five foot nothing Thais beat the crap out of biligerant farang martial art experts!

Land of a 1000 smiles, and this one means?

84. Posted by S_Paradise (Full Member 65 posts) 9y

Quoting oslaue

in other countrys they lock you too up, if a guy was in a thai prison for terrorism and you decide to see this guy then they might lock you up for supporting his activitys...this can be done in the usa and they dont really need evidence for that...seeing a person you dont know is a good enough reason! as the courts wont believe that you are there just to talk about the weather.

Oslaue, I feel badly for having to reply to this thread in this manner, but I can't let such an asinine statement go without a reply. I am an an attorney and I realize that you may not have had the benefit of legal training. But to infer that someone in the US can be "locked up" just for visiting someone is ludicrous. There is absolutely no correlation between seeing someone in a prison in the US that you do not know, and you yourself being detained for visiting them. I am sure that everyone who has read your post realizes that this statement is so erroneous that it is laughable. In the future, please refrain from commenting on areas of US law about which you obviously are not qualified to comment.

85. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

GUYS - l know Olaf can cause some contraversy but can we stick to the topic on hand, you all have good points but Mel started this thread to give detail on how to visit prisoners in Thailand - purely as a source of information for others that may wish to act on it.

If the thread does start to go off topic and turn in any way inflamatory Hien and myself will have no choice to delete or edit posts.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Cheers

Heather

86. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting draggons

Hi Mel good to see you've still got this thread going. Some pretty strong comments being made by some of the posters, some of which it sounds like have never been to Thailand.
Until you've lived in the Land of Smiles you can not begin to comprehend the levels of coruption and how easy it is to get someone "stitched up" for any reason, even something as trivial as upsetting a neighbour in some places can bring down a shitload of trouble on you. Thais will always side with Thais and the farang can end up in jail or worse. (amazing amount of suicides in Pattaya among farangs!) Not everyone in Thai prisons are guilty and not every prisoner is an international drug runner.
Oslaue better keep practicing that "one hand can kill crap" I've seen five foot nothing Thais beat the crap out of biligerant farang martial art experts!

Land of a 1000 smiles, and this one means?

Dont I know it, Draggons.;) There is more to Thailand, than the tourist sees. I have heard some astonishingly creepy things, from a European guy I know, who lives in Thailand.

But, as for visiting the prisoners. I dont visit them because I think they are innocent or have been stiched up. I really have no opinion, about whether they are guilty or not. Even if I did have an opinion on that it would make no difference to anything. They would not get out of prison, and there would not be fewer drug addicts, because of my opinion. And it is not completely out of a sense of charity that I go. I want to see all aspects of Thailand, not just the beaches. I also like to talk with lots of different types of people in different situations, whether they are in Bangwang prison, or in a cafe on the Khao San Road.

I dont know how anybody survives 40 years in Bangwang prison. Hearing about it, from the prisoner and reading about it alone scares the hell out of me. He says it is not that bad, but then he gives details that horrify me. I suppose, when a person is in that situation they have to tell themselves it is not so bad. Otherwise, it would get to them too much. The guy I visited had his appendix out recently. What he said, about the medical conditions made me almost faint. I went to the dentist yesterday and sat there admiring the dental equipment. I am usually miserable, when I go to the dentist, but yesterday i was admiring how clean and modern everything is and how I only have to ask, if I want to have an anesthetic.

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