Our Mission No one deserves to be forgotten
Since 2006, I have been bringing critical support to Canadians, and people from USA, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia serving sentences of up to 100 years and the death penalty, mostly for drug charges, in Bangkok, Thailand’s notoriously hellish prisons.
People suffer acute distress in these appalling conditions which do not meet minimum accepted standards of sanitation, nutrition or medical care. The loneliness, pain, and distress experienced from of this type of imprisonment away from family support, friends or home country is overwhelming. Luna-Rose Prisoner Support offers human connection, psychosocial support, providing a critical life-line to incarcerated people, re-connecting them to the web of humanity.
No matter who we are and what we’ve done, we all deserve to be treated with dignity and compassion. Kindness, respect and dignity has transformational effects in institutions built only for degradation and punishment, bringing a spark of light, joy and hope to dark places and broken people.
Supporting inmates at these hellish prisons every day, I am both daunted by the enormity of the darkness and inspired to lean further towards the light. Sitting close to the centre of people’s struggles or pain, holding them in compassion, I bear witness to the courage, resilience, and grace of the human spirit.
The deplorable conditions of the prisons and appallingly poor situation in Thailand under a military regime are well-documented by human rights organizations. This site is heavily self-censored in order to be able to continue to operate the humanitarian mission. We cannot discuss publicly issues of justice or politics or human rights. Our humanitarian mandate instead is to bear witness to the unspeakable, and to provide psychological first aid, advocacy and emotional, cognitive, and spiritual support to those isolated, marginalized and dis-connected from the world, fostering transformation and hope.