He described bad food with cockroaches everywhere in the prison. He revealed that he traveled regularly to the prison to bring his son food and expressed himself worried about his son’s physical and mental condition.
He said his son had witnessed two stabbings and an attempted rape up to that point while imprisoned there.
Russell said that conditions at Klong Prem were very harsh and had been tightened up.
He lamented the fact that prison guards took away two soft Towels he had bought for his son as they were deemed too luxurious for the prison.
The father broke into tears when his son was lead away again back to prison that day.‘I was hoping for a much shorter sentence and I’m totally devastated,’ he said.
He expressed his frustration with the support from the UK Embassy at the time and lashed out at the conditions that his son was being held in at Klong Prem.
At the time, Lance’s mother, Debbie Caswell who has championed support efforts for her son including her own regular video calls to him in prison, felt strongly that the psychological fallout from the sudden death of Lance’s beautiful Thai fiancée, was a big factor in his admitted criminal actions in August 2014.
25 year old Jitma Tahin had died just months before his arrest.
She said this mental condition had led her son to become vulnerable to the influence of others.
Lance’s mother is deeply committed and devoted to her son as is his father.
At one point, when Lance first arrived at Klong Prem, the young man was also reported to be suffering from chronic tooth decay from poor nourishment and stress.support page, recently revealed that one of the prisoners walks on her son’s back to help him cope with the pain he suffers from constantly sleeping on a hard surface.