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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
Mike shares his harrowing experiences at the Drug Rehabilitation Centre (DRC) in Changi Prison, reflecting on class differences and sexuality.
The Transformative Justice Collective is shocked to see confirmation that private correspondence belonging to 13 death row inmates, including (in some cases) privileged communications with lawyers, was forwarded by the prison service to the Attorney-General’s Chambers, without these inmates’ consent.