Thoughts from the niece of Rosman bin Abdullah.
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“This is just unbearable pain.”
Mohammad Reduan bin Mustaffar was sentenced to death for drug trafficking in 2019. His appeal was dismissed in 2020. Three of his children have written pleas for clemency to President Halimah Yacob.
A new low.
Singapore, where is your heart? Where is your conscience? Not only have you broken a family into pieces, you are giving them harrowing memories to live with for the rest of their lives.
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.
“Happy Father’s Day”
Pannir Selvam, a death row inmate in Changi Prison, writes about his father on Father’s Day.
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.
Nothing Rehabilitative about Prison: Part 2
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.
Nothing Rehabilitative About Prison: Part 1
Mike shares his harrowing experiences at the Drug Rehabilitation Centre (DRC) in Changi Prison, reflecting on class differences and sexuality.
My brother, Syed.
Sharifah reflects on her childhood and her brother, Syed Suhail, who is currently on death row in Singapore.