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James Ricketson on finding happiness and contentment in a Cambodian prison

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More than 20 years ago, James Ricketson read an article about the plight of Cambodian street kids, and his love affair with the country began.

Then in June 2017, the journalist and filmmaker flew a drone over an anti-government rally in Phnom Penh. He was arrested and charged with espionage — a charge he denies.

He was held in the notoriously overcrowded and under-resourced prison called Prey Sar for 15 months until he was pardoned by Cambodian authorities.

Now back in Australia, he has a new perspective on how to find happiness and what is important in life.

Here is his story, as told to Lynne Malcolm for RN’s All in the Mind on ABC News.

Prey Sar Prison in Cambodia – Photo: James Ricketson