Welcome to the official website of Transformative Justice Collective (TJC), based in Singapore! Below, you will find stories of previously incarcerated people, articles & statements about developments in Singapore’s criminal justice system, and explainers pertaining to law and transformative justice.
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A summary of the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, also known as the Nelson Mandela Rules
Death row inmates live extremely isolated lives, cut off from society. The knowledge that they are in prison awaiting execution only adds to the stress and anxiety. They should not be arbitrarily deprived of contact with the outside world.
If we really want to protect domestic workers from being abused, we need to fundamentally rethink the power dynamics, as well as long-held mindsets in our society.
The Singaporean government repeatedly justifies the retention of the death penalty by claiming that most Singaporeans are in favour of capital punishment. But what do Singaporeans really think?
This is the second instalment in a series of two. Here, Mike shares why the prison denied him access to his family, and more instances in which his fellow inmates’ solidarity helped him resist the prison’s arbitrary cruelties.
We are deeply troubled by Ministry of Social and Family Development’s (MSF) framing of intergenerational offending in pathological terms.
A collection of letters, poems, and art addressed to Syed Suhail, who is currently on death row in Singapore.
Mike shares his harrowing experiences at the Drug Rehabilitation Centre (DRC) in Changi Prison, reflecting on class differences and sexuality.
“Friends tell me that prisoners in Singapore are always indoors. I thought I would tell you about birds I have seen near my home recently.”
The Transformative Justice Collective is shocked to see confirmation that private correspondence belonging to 13 death row inmates, including (in some cases) privileged communications with lawyers, was forwarded by the prison service to the Attorney-General’s Chambers, without these inmates’ consent.
Did you know that, under Singapore law, it’s possible to convict someone based solely on the confession of a co-accused person?
A poem for Syed Suhail, submitted as part of the #DearSyed letter-writing campaign.
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