qI realise what they did to me in there. How they turned me into a savage, only half human, bathing in a trough and eating food fit for animals and locking me in a cage every night.q ? It's 1994. South Africa is on the brink of freedom. On the verge of a big break in modelling, Miss SA finalist, 21-year-old Vanessa Goosen is caught up in every traveller's nightmare. Duped into carrying books with 1.7 kilograms of heroin hidden in them, Goosen is arrested and tried on drug trafficking charges. Deaf to her pleas of innocence, the Thai courts sentence Goosen to death. On appeal, her sentence is commuted to life, to be served in Bangkok's notorious Lard Yao prison. Pregnant, terrified and desperately alone, Goosen begins a harrowing 16-year journey behind bars... -- Page 4 of cover.He contacts the families of inmates, arranges for children to be fostered and provides help or medication to mothers and babies who are ill, but arena#39;t getting the attention they need. ... HIV/AIDS was once a game of skittles in this prison.
|Author||:||Joanne Joseph, Larissa Focke|
|Publisher||:||Jacana Media - 2013|