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A special Mother’s Day

For one inmate, the annual celebration has a special significance this year — her release from jail and the return of her beloved daughter

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Thais from all walks of life consider Mother’s Day as an important one in their general celebrations. So do inmates. They will celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday in the next few days and hope royal pardons will be granted for the occasion. 

Nirjara Magar plays with her daughter Telma during one of the many brief visits the two have at the Central Women’s Correctional Institute. Nirjara is due to be released soon and she and Telma will return to their home country of Nepal. Nauvarat Suksamran

For Nirjara Magar, it will be the last time she joins other inmates to celebrate Mother’s Day behind bars. The 41-year-old Nepali inmate has a crucial task awaiting her after she is released from jail this month.

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