A British drug trafficker who spent 18 years in a notorious Thai prison has revealed some of the horrific cruelty he witnessed while inside.
Jonathan Wheeler was convicted of drug trafficking after being trapped at the airport with two kilograms of pure cocaine.
He was threatened with death and pleaded guilty, receiving a 50-year sentence.
During this time, he was arrested in Bang Quang and speaking on Billy Moore’s All Are Nothing podcast, recounting some of the horrors Jonathan suffered while locked up.
He recalled that one time, a person was also assaulted by inmates while bathing in a traumatic attack.
“When the man covered his face with a shampoo in the shower, another Thai man hit his head with this metal bullet,” he recalled.
“Literally like a pumpkin … his brains hit his head with hanging.”
Host Billy, who has spent time in Thai prisons for drug offenses, asked: “Do you see that?”
“Yeah I wasn’t far off,” Jonathan responded, admitting that he had seen the man’s body pass through him on the trolley a short time later.
“Imagine you’ve got soap on your face. Someone’s behind you in the shower bins and he’s just slapping your head when you’re on the floor.”
Billy has also spoken of the unthinkable horror he has seen in Thai prisons.
On another occasion, while serving at Klong Plem Central, he explained that he had seen prisoners stab luggage with HIV-infected needles to pay off debts.
After finally being released from prison and returning to the UK in 2012, Jonathan struggled with some enormous social changes that occurred while in prison.
Explaining how he was 33 years old when he was arrested and 51 years old when he left, Jonathan noted that he was unaware that a smoking ban had been introduced.
“No cars were spotted, the underground trains were talking to you, the cigarette was pouring in and people were going crazy; Barmaids’ What are you doing? “
However, the former drug trafficker has now turned a new leaf and has admitted that he no longer has nightmares about his past life.