Luna-Rose Prisoner Support

Luna-Rose Prisoner Support is a non-profit organization bringing critical humanitarian support to Canadians, Americans, Europeans, Asians and other foreign national prisoners in Bangkok, Thailand’s prisons.

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We provide a critical lifeline to incarcerated people forgotten in Bangkok Prisons, re-connecting them to the web of humanity.

Luna-Rose Prisoner Support is a non-profit organization founded by Heather Luna-Rose. Since 2006, I have been offering  * support visitations *  psychological first aid  * food * medical advocacy * radical compassion * connection * hope *  to Canadian, European, Australian, Iranian, American, Burmese and many other foreigner nationals in Bangkok prisons. Most have very long sentences – 30, 50, 100 years, including on death row, for drug charges. 

In the difficult conditions which do not meet minimum internationally agreed upon standards of basic space, sanitation, nutrition or medical care, inmates experience brutality, physical and mental ailments and acute emotional distress. They are disconnected from home country, family support, and friends. They experience disease, overwhelming loneliness and suffering. Luna-Rose Prisoner Support offers human connection, advocacy,

psychosocial and emotional support and hope. 

I am inundated by requests to visit more inmates; this work is entirely reliant on your contributions to continue.

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Our Work

The Prisons

Thailand’s prisons have many foreigners from all over the world incarcerated primarily for drug offences, serving sentences of 25 years or more, life sentences or the death penalty.

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The Mission

Prison support visitations offering emotional support, cognitive and spiritual tools, dignity, advocacy, connection to families, food and hope.

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Prison Art

Many Bangkwang inmates transcended the walls through their incredible artistic skill. These killer whales were drawn in ballpoint pen using art supplies I brought to inmates before it was no longer allowed to bring supplies to the prison.

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The Impact of Our Work

Letters from Inmates

  • A visit from Heather wakes up my mind, emotions, feelings, pushes up my hope, love, strength, belief and power to continue to create. Simply to say: her visits help me to survive. It’s like a window to outside and pills which let me know I am still a human. -- FELIX. (Ukraine/Russia)

  • I get letters from my family back home, but having an actual face-to-face visit is a big boost for my state of mind. I have said many times to many people that what we do in this place is not living, it is existing. Well, thanks to you... I get to live again during these always too brief visits. -- Justin. (USA )

  • You can’t imagine our gratitude. It can be very cold and lonely here and it’s heartwarming to know that there are still people that care about us. -- Adrian. (Canada)

Founder & Executive Director Heather Luna-Rose

Activist, rogue humanitarian, author, educator, I am committed to not abandon broken people to walk the darkest road of their lives alone. I offer to foreigner inmates: psychological first aid, cognitive and spiritual support, advocacy, logistical and material support, and, the most basic of human needs: a non-judgmental, supportive human connection.
In addition, I have liaised with inmates’ families, provided trauma-informed counselling, and lobbied various Embassies to better support their citizens' medical needs and basic human rights. In 2010 - 2014, I curated Bangkwang prisoner artwork exhibits, with all proceeds going to artist-inmates. With no funding, I have self-funded Luna-Rose Prisoner Support on tenacity, hard work and determination for over a decade. I work tirelessly to continue this humanitarian mission.
I am available to speak about: the War on Drugs; Minimum Standards of Prisoner Treatment (Mandela Rules); impacts of incarceration and prisoner mental health; human rights and frontline ethics in humanitarian praxis; addiction recovery; the impacts of incarceration on foreigners in Thai prisons; and, the necessity of human connection and radical compassion to heal ourselves and our world.

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