On a holiday in Bali, I discovered wild animals that are caged in a local resident's home. When the owner opened the door to feed his lions, the thought of them escaping from their cages made me nervous.
At a rehabilitation fair organised by the Singapore Prison Service last year, visitors were attracted to a mock-up prison cell. What I found amusing was they were queuing to take pictures. :D
I was invited to a tour of our Singapore prison in year 2009. The visit provides an insight on the regime inmates undergo and what is life like in prison.
In a tiny cell (6ft by 15 ft) with one squatting toilet, one small window and a closed door, 3 or 4 inmates sleep on hard concrete floor. They are only given a very thin straw mat.The small window facing the door is just high enough for one to look through their cell window and distinguish day from night
Each inmate gets a plastic box containing two small blankets, toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, a small pail, a drinking mug, and a face towel. During meal times, water is provided .
There is an hour for exercise and showers daily . Inmates are locked in for the rest of the 23 hours. Meals are brought to the inmates. Breakfast is at 8am, lunch at noon and dinner as early as 4pm.
Life in prison is harsh. Cherish your freedom, keep out of prison.
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