Explainer: Guilty Pleas for Death Penalty

An accused may choose to plead guilty to a criminal charge brought up by the public prosecutor. Sometimes the public prosecutor offers the concession of a reduced charge or a reduced number of charges if the accused elects to plead guilty. An accused who elects to plead guilty might also receive a lighter sentence, whichContinue reading “Explainer: Guilty Pleas for Death Penalty”

Investigating the presence of structural biases in the criminal punishment system

Seventeen ethnic Malay individuals facing the death penalty in Singapore have brought a judicial review to the Singapore courts on the basis that the Attorney General’s Chambers has acted arbitrarily, and in a discriminatory manner, in imposing the death penalty on them, because of their race.

Ayahku, Dr. G: A Film Screening & Discussion

At a recent film screening of Ayahku, Dr. G, activists, creators, and family members of inmates on death row in Singapore and Malaysia discussed the war on drugs in these two countries, societal and governmental challenges faced, and how to move forward with hope. Here’s our recap of the event.

Gay Men and Drugs: Chemsex in Singapore

In recent years, drug use, in particular ‘Chemsex’ – the use of drugs during sex – has gained prevalence among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in Singapore. With dating and sex apps such as Grindr, drugs and chemsex have bcome more easily accessible to GBMSM. In the region ofContinue reading “Gay Men and Drugs: Chemsex in Singapore”

Prisoner Rights and Prison Wrongs: A Workshop

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”