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The Resource A prayer before dawn : my nightmare in Thailand's prisons, Billy Moore

A prayer before dawn : my nightmare in Thailand's prisons, Billy Moore

Label
A prayer before dawn : my nightmare in Thailand's prisons
Title
A prayer before dawn
Title remainder
my nightmare in Thailand's prisons
Statement of responsibility
Billy Moore
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first time Billy Moore walked into his cell packed with seventy prisoners, the floor resembled a mass grave, with intertwined arms and legs, and the smell of human feces was so strong he almost vomited. That night, he slept next to a dead man. It wouldn't be the last time. Behind the walls of Klong Prem "Bangkok Hilton" prison, life has no value. Overcrowded cells are a breeding ground for HIV, TB, dengue fever, and hepatitis, and the conditions are putrid and brutal. In an environment where drugs, murder, rape, and corruption run rampant, Moore fights to stay afloat above madness and his inner demons. A few years before, Moore had traveled to Thailand to escape a life of heroin addiction and alcoholism in England. In an attempt to stay straight, he became a professional Muay Thai boxer, worked as an extra in Rambo alongside Sylvester Stallone, and even fell in love. However, in the poverty-stricken back streets of Chiang Mai, Moore's life quickly descended back into chaos when he relapsed after trying ya ba, the deadly crack cocaine of Southeast Asia. Moore was imprisoned first in Chiang Mai Central Prison and later in Klong Prem prison, a hellhole of filth and horror that very few will ever experience and none would want to see again
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Billy
Dewey number
  • 365/.6092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9800.55
LC item number
.M66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moore, Billy
  • Klong Prem (Prison : Thailand)
  • Drug addiction
  • Prisons
  • Prisons
  • Prisoners, Foreign
  • Prisoners
  • Drug abuse
  • Escapes
Label
A prayer before dawn : my nightmare in Thailand's prisons, Billy Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published : UK : Maverick House, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Rocky roads -- Rehab -- Thailand -- Muay Thai -- Rocky marshmallow -- Relapse -- Ya ba -- Laos -- The arrest -- The lion's den -- Chiang Mai Central Prison -- Chiang Mai surprise -- The boxing team -- Tramadol and transsexuals -- Big trouble in Chiang Mai -- The fifth floor -- A guest at the "Bangkok Hilton" -- Welcome to hell -- The crazy room -- Struggling to survive -- The nightmare is over
Control code
ocn1050321040
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Skyhorse Publishing paperback edition.
Extent
175 pages, 4 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781510738584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
A prayer before dawn : my nightmare in Thailand's prisons, Billy Moore
Publication
Note
Originally published : UK : Maverick House, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Rocky roads -- Rehab -- Thailand -- Muay Thai -- Rocky marshmallow -- Relapse -- Ya ba -- Laos -- The arrest -- The lion's den -- Chiang Mai Central Prison -- Chiang Mai surprise -- The boxing team -- Tramadol and transsexuals -- Big trouble in Chiang Mai -- The fifth floor -- A guest at the "Bangkok Hilton" -- Welcome to hell -- The crazy room -- Struggling to survive -- The nightmare is over
Control code
ocn1050321040
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Skyhorse Publishing paperback edition.
Extent
175 pages, 4 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781510738584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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