This Week In Court we take a look at the case of a 65 year old cleaner whose first time in prison was when he was 19, and a young man being penalised for seemingly struggling to support his baby
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Rayner’s Journey: A recap of an IG live chat
In October 2022, Rayner and Koki — both members of TJC’s Drug Policy working group, sat down talk about about Rayner’s story and his experience with substance use.
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.
“I will fight till the noose is around my neck”
Kalwant Singh and his family will not give up, and neither should we.
“We were like strays”: A life marked by drugs, incarceration, and the death penalty
Singapore’s death penalty for drug offences sees a binary between “victims” of drugs and “predator” traffickers. Nazeri bin Lajim’s experiences show that the reality is much more complex.
A plea for clemency from the sister of a death row prisoner
“Do their lives and deaths come down to these technicalities? The person who sold drugs to my brother happened to have information that was helpful to the CNB (Central Narcotic Bureau), but my brother didn’t. For this, should he die?”
“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.
A Letter from Syed Suhail, Death Row Prisoner
“The harshness and cruelty that some have claimed is just, is not. Two wrongs do not make a right. In the end, there is only a legacy of bloodshed that posterity may not even want on their hands anymore.”
A Letter from Rosman bin Abdullah, Death Row Prisoner
“Its really crazy to think that we earn a few hundreds as a drug worker or a runner and we get a death sentence, no second chance no life imprisonment.”
When will we stop killing “small people” who need care?
Imprisoned for the first time when he was a teenager, Abdul Kahar has been scheduled for execution at the age of 68. By this point, he has spent more of his life behind bars than as a free man.