It was way back in 1999 that I first visited Panrit Daoruang’s website. Back then he was known by the firstname Nattawud. In the following years he went on to become a famous Internet and media personality. During his years of fame his life took an abrupt turn and he ended up in Samut Prakan Central Prison. If you haven’t seen it, his current site, Thai Prison Life, deserves your attention. Panrit still has some time to go on his sentence but, from his site, it does look like he is doing well under the circumstances. And kudos to his long-time mentor, the prolific Richard Barrow, for keeping his online presence alive.

It is, I’m sure you will agree, an amazing story.