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Freedom Fighters

Fighting in prison is nothing new, but in Thailand it can earn a reduction in sentence rather than more time behind bars. Nick Lazaredes meets the prisoners literally fighting for their freedom.

They’re being trained in the martial art of Muay Thai, then pitted against visiting fighters from around the world in organised tournaments.

The prize if they win is the chance to reduce their sentence, and even unlock new opportunities as professional fighters and trainers on the outside.

In a country facing a growing prison population, could this unlikely program actually help in the fight against crime?

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Duration: 15:31
Country: Thailand
Language: EN
Resolution max: 360p
Video Source: YouTube
Provided by: SBS Dateline
Published on: 2014-04-18
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