Rell Hayes is a survivor. It is hard for most people to imagine the full horror of being incarcerated in a foreign prison knowing that you are innocent of the charges that have landed you there. That was Rell’s experience. Banged up in Thailand, where the prison system has a notorious international reputation, it seemed like things could not get much lower. During his imprisonment, Rell was subjected to a system of starvation and mistreatment designed to break people. Many in similar circumstances have taken their own lives, unable to face another day in a living hell. As an inmate in Thailand Rell often felt alone, confused and nearly overwhelmed by despair - emotions that would be experienced by anyone in similar circumstances. But Rell overcame his surroundings, and through this experience he has been able to build a whole new chapter in his life. Rell was released after one year as a result of a plea bargain, but the experience has left an indelible impression on him. It has caused him to become more determined than ever to rebuild his life and again become a success. It has also prompted him to become involved with charity work for prisoners. Rell Hayes is a testament to the power of the human will to turn adversity into success.Find more about him on www.rellhayes.org I must add that the articles and also the comments over internet, made me stronger!