I Survived Kerobokan is the harrowing story of an innocent man jailed in Bali’s infamous Kerobokan Prison. Paul Conibeer, a tourist, had his wallet and phone stolen by street kids and was falsely imprisoned for ten months after being unable to pay his hotel bill. Never bowing to Indonesia’s corrupt justice system, Conibeer refused to pay ‘fines’ to the police and took his chances alongside gangs, murderers and drug traffickers in the crammed cells of Kerobokan.
With best-selling author Alan J. Whiticker, Paul Conibeer tells the story of his initial 58-day hell in a stench-filled cell in Kuta Police Station before being moved to Kerobokan. There, he slept on a mat on a concrete floor and learned to survive with a thousand lost souls in a prison built for 300. In prison, he befriended high-profile drug mules
the Bali Nine and met a cast of characters from around the globe.
Paul Conibeer’s story is sobering and shocking, heartfelt and often humorous. He depicts carefully sketched observations of his time inside Kerobokan and exposes the truth of a place where gangs are in charge, drugs are rampant, guards are easily corrupted and life is cheap.