Boxing offers hope to Thai prisoners

Winner of tournament will get the chance to leave prison temporarily to train and fight outside.

    A handful of prisoners in Thailand have been given a unique opportunity to rehabilitate by taking their aggression into the ring.

    They will take part in an inter-prison boxing tournament with a huge prize.

    The winner will be able to leave prison temporarily to train and fight on the outside and may even have his sentence reduced.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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