He said that money was not important for people in jail, so they used money to buy anything they wanted both goods and services.
He had been in jail many years when he saw an opportunity to make many.He began with washing prisoners’ clothes.He had had 40-50 clients. 300 THB per month per prisoner.He said it was easy since the prisoners’ clothes were thin and there were just 2 shirts and shorts per day per prisoner.
And the second work was standing in line to receive meals, he had 4-5 clients, he charged 300 baht per month per a prisoner.
“Ton” said prisoners who wanted any kind of goods he had to go to the dealers, pay them receive the goods later. In jail, the rules forbid cell phones but right after the new i-Phone arrived on the market it would be available in the prison a few days later, but the price was 80,000 THB.
The iPad was too big, hard to hide so it was not popular.
Some of prisoners were in jail because they had been minor drug dealers but when they were put in jail they transformed in to big drug dealers. Because they met the “real” drug dealer who would teach them about the agents, transportations, how to call their bosses, how to send and how to receive.
He said he did not have to use money in jail, he had money saved up and when he was free he had 700,000 baht.
His wife had left him and re-married 5 years ago.
For “Ton” what is most important, right now is his of mother whom he wants to look after.