LIFE BEHIND BARS IN CHANGI PRISON (PART 1)

Courts

Once you are charged and convicted for an offence and is sentenced to a custodian sentence in prison, you will be put in the Court's lockup manned by SPF and Prison officers assisted by Certis Cisco Auxiliary officers.

You will then be transported to Changi Prison in the evening in handcuffs and shackles.

Cluster "B"

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Once you are there, you will be temperorary housed in what they call cluster "D" or "Queenstown" (Note Queenstown is not referred at the location of the old prison there but as a name for remand prisoners)

You will be stripped searched, fingerprinted, etc. Your properties are then hand over for safekeeping until the day you are released.

You can be house here for a few days or up to a couple of months.

You are also give a plastic stripe that you wear at all times during your imprisonment. This will state your name, Prison number, length of imprisonment (LT = Long Term more than 1 year, ST = Short Term less than 1 year)

You are issued with 1 straw mattress, 2 blankets, 1 plastic container, 1 toothbrusth, 1 plastic spoon, 1 mug, 1 soap, 1 small towel.

You will house together with 2 others and up to 3 others prisoners of ideally the same race who had committed various crimes. You are house in a lock up which is smaller than a HDB room. You shit, urine, bathe and eat in this cell.

This is where you spend up to 23 hrs a day on weekdays or 48 hrs on weekends.

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