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”

Aidan’s Story: “The privileged class is very blind to people who’ve been through the system”

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.

Respect prisoners’ right to privacy and fair trials

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.