Samy tells us about his trauma and experiences: going from prison to court, living with no windows and in isolation, seeking urgent medical attention, and how psychiatry is dealt with in Singapore’s prison system.
Category Archives: Prison
“You Don’t See The Sky”: Life Behind Bars in Singapore
A report on Singapore’s prison system, based on analysis of existing laws and regulations, as well as interviews with people who have had first-hand experience of incarceration.
Does Enhanced Detention of Prisoners Really Protect the Public?
Our concerns with the recent proposal to detain prisoners beyond their jail terms for those who commit serious hurt and sexual offences
Why should we care about the rights of Prisoners?
The case for re-examining the role of Prisons
Response to Comments in Parliament on Caning, Exercise, and Prison Labour
Transformative Justice Collective responds to recent topics of discussion in parliament.
James’ Story: “It’s a one size fits all approach which does not work.”
James talks about serving a three-month sentence in prison after being arrested in a drug raid, and shares his thoughts about the quality of counselling inside.
Terence’s Story: “He had little incentive to abide by the law”
A community volunteer recounts her encounter with a teenager incarcerated for drug-related offences, and shares her thoughts on how to better support youths through the rehabilitative process.
Prison Break: Syllabus for Critical Reading Group
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!
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?
Sign up for our new reading group!
We’re starting a new reading group on incarceration in Singapore (and beyond)! Come join us!