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.
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.