What are prison conditions in Singapore like? How are incarcerated persons treated? How effective are prisons when it comes to rehabilitation and reintegration? Is there such a thing as a humane prison? Last month, the Transformative Justice Collective organised a workshop to discuss these issues, to raise awareness of prisoners’ rights, and to re-imagine aContinue reading “Prisoner Rights and Prison Wrongs: A Workshop”
We’re starting a new reading group on incarceration in Singapore (and beyond)! Come join us!
Pannir Selvam, a death row inmate in Changi Prison, writes about his father on Father’s Day.
In solidarity with human rights lawyer M Ravi, TJC is looking to raise $10,500 to pay a fine and costs ordered against him.
Where do stereotypes of Malay youth delinquency in Singapore come from? Do they reflect the actual lived experiences of youths who have brushes with the law? Learn more in TJC’s first-ever book report, based on Siti Hazirah Mohamad’s research.
Following his arrest for drug charges, Aidan spent 23 hours a day in a cell for a month. He tells us about a broken system, the effects of his own privilege, and the changes Singapore’s system needs.
What exactly is the Certificate of Substantive Assistance? When is it granted? What impact does it have once it’s been granted to an accused? Find out more in our explainer.
TJC opposes the proposed amendments to the Road Traffic Act, which allows for expansion of police powers to stop-and-frisk, and calls for its removal.
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.