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.
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.
Do the police and prisons really keep us safe? Do they protect victims, support healing, rehabilitate offenders, and deter harm? Have a look at the syllabus for our Prison Break critical reading group on incarceration in Singapore & beyond!
What societal pressures motivate gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men to turn to drug use? Rayner Tan’s research addresses this question.
What are prison conditions in Singapore like? How are incarcerated persons treated? How effective are prisons when it comes to rehabilitation and reintegration?
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.