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Inside Singapore's Only Women's Prison

  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 16 ส.ค. 2018
    "They can be murderers or drug addicts, it doesn't matter, our job is to just render help when needed." Beyond carrying batons and pepper spray, the prison officer's role has evolved to helping offenders turn their lives around.
    CNA Insider gets an unprecedented level of access to Institution A4, Singapore's only women's prison (formerly known as Changi Women's Prison).
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  • @lovelleliam4635
    @lovelleliam4635 5 ปีที่แล้ว +4536

    I might be wrong because of how media portrays inmates, but I love how there’s no shouting, yelling, slamming of doors etc... like it’s calm in this prison.

    • @emilleanthonette
      @emilleanthonette 5 ปีที่แล้ว +483

      Rosq Chan The inmates are pretty tame. Most of the crimes they commit aren't violent, usually something to do with money.

    • @lovelleliam4635
      @lovelleliam4635 5 ปีที่แล้ว +33

      akine Thanks for that :)

    • @cloroxbleach9222
      @cloroxbleach9222 5 ปีที่แล้ว +364

      yeah because most crimes in singapore has got to be something to do with stealing, scamming, gambling. mostly the crimes don't amount to murder.

    • @joshualew3580
      @joshualew3580 5 ปีที่แล้ว +61

      maybe that's what they want you to think

    • @parklee3440
      @parklee3440 5 ปีที่แล้ว +85

      Cause no man, no man = peace

  • @lohchuan1834
    @lohchuan1834 5 ปีที่แล้ว +2165

    guard: Let's use the beanbag room
    what an actual mood

    • @desiro9632
      @desiro9632 4 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      P. Spit since when was there poverty in singapore

    • @Emilynn.
      @Emilynn. 4 ปีที่แล้ว +24

      @@desiro9632 i mean there is but not as serious and widespread as other countires.

    • @desiro9632
      @desiro9632 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      mira ara I still find p.spit comment offensive😐

    • @pankourlaut
      @pankourlaut 4 ปีที่แล้ว +32

      @P. Spit Do you expect prisoners to be locked up in a grey moldy windowless room?

    • @user-vc6hv6gg7g
      @user-vc6hv6gg7g 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      Pankour Laut they should be locked up in dungeons

  • @liquifiedreflection1747
    @liquifiedreflection1747 3 ปีที่แล้ว +768

    The paint job inside the prison is better than the paint job in my school.

    • @TheGamer-ll2cs
      @TheGamer-ll2cs 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2


    • @v3insoldi3r85
      @v3insoldi3r85 3 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      Looks better than my house and most my friends houses

    • @liquifiedreflection1747
      @liquifiedreflection1747 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@v3insoldi3r85 😂

    • @12347873
      @12347873 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Stay there lah! Free acodomation,meal,water, electric and more but no Geylang service.

    • @liquifiedreflection1747
      @liquifiedreflection1747 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@12347873 😂ya lo! Now this is the reason people want to commit crimes so everything there also free. 😂

  • @evsday
    @evsday 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1403

    My favourite part:
    Let’s use the beanbag room
    EEEEEEE!!!!! ❤️💜💕💜🌸♥️🌻🌼🍁

    • @farizshzaharshah3167
      @farizshzaharshah3167 5 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Yeah..me too.so chill

    • @jchea1764
      @jchea1764 5 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      yaaaay! Beanbags 😊🤣😃😄😆

    • @shiranails0137
      @shiranails0137 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @takeru51
      @takeru51 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      If you can tell me why I shouldn't fire you without using the letter 'E' you can keep your job.

    • @kiven1228
      @kiven1228 5 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      It's "WHEEEEEE"

  • @angelyntan9006
    @angelyntan9006 5 ปีที่แล้ว +3269

    Woah I have never seen a prison in Singapore before and this is great content

    • @johntan1707
      @johntan1707 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      omg ur the next venn

    • @smsmurni
      @smsmurni 5 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      cna, owned by Singapore 😜

    • @bursegsardaukar
      @bursegsardaukar 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Not as bad as some prisons described in Nat Geo Locked up abroad.

    • @razenlam6870
      @razenlam6870 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      Do some hectic crime or smuggle drugs, you will be kept there don't worry.😂😂

    • @GachaDeer
      @GachaDeer 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Most of us are white..

  • @marclim631
    @marclim631 5 ปีที่แล้ว +845

    0:45 "Your attitude determines your direction." that is so true

    • @superstealth385
      @superstealth385 5 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Math Kinger good message but at the wrong place

    • @MegaManBn
      @MegaManBn 5 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      i don't agree with you about the message placing in the wrong place, i personally think the message want to spread to the prisoner.

    • @Now._.Listening
      @Now._.Listening 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Math Kinger i agree

    • @magicdeaths
      @magicdeaths 5 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@JangoMando maybe it is... then again maybe it isn't getting stuck on that dogma is a sure fire way of releasing your dreams and accepting your current set of miserable/mediocore circumstances.
      Gotta say sometimes it feels as if the path we take is too predictable from birth based on personality and life circumstances.

    • @Manyangles
      @Manyangles 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      That's bullshit, your attitude reflects your parents and the environment u grew up in but u never had the choice

  • @kir3565
    @kir3565 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1998

    This is actually a prison? It looks like my school canteen!! Except they are neater... without stalls... or food... at least in one area

    • @kir3565
      @kir3565 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Lightling Candy IKRRRE

    • @AridChannelOfficialSG
      @AridChannelOfficialSG 5 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      I wish our canteen was like that... That way we won't have to deal with very long lines. They are so 麻烦.

    • @kir3565
      @kir3565 5 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      AridChannel Official yea

    • @parklee3440
      @parklee3440 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      And free food

    • @cb250nighthawk3
      @cb250nighthawk3 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      kk_1511 : life in this prison is better than outside, in so-called society. Is it air conditioned?

  • @shanmugaretnam9868
    @shanmugaretnam9868 5 ปีที่แล้ว +561

    The Singapore Prison Services ( SPS) is both an Harvard and INSEAD case study. Not many know that in 2013, together with Ritz Carlton, Bain, Microsoft to name a few, SPS was ranked the Best Employer in Singapore. To share a brief but impactful anecdote, at a Public Service Conference, a Deputy Director of from the Singapore Prison Services makes his opening remark ...` unlike the hospitality sector, we in Singapore Prison Services work towards NOT having repeat customers `

    • @Jedi_73
      @Jedi_73 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      ok cool

    • @dannymcnamara2554
      @dannymcnamara2554 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      They “profit” from the low recidivism rate.🇨🇦👍

    • @niahma3494
      @niahma3494 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      I’m pretty sure the same dude came to my school cause I remember that line, fun times

    • @seminky5341
      @seminky5341 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      This is interesting

    • @carlmorgan8452
      @carlmorgan8452 ปีที่แล้ว

      This is where wokeness is coming from ...

  • @AndrewHahaLee
    @AndrewHahaLee 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1526

    It takes a humongous heart to be a prison warden. Mad respect to these people.

    • @ttsing
      @ttsing 5 ปีที่แล้ว +16

      and bravery

    • @lendleasereit6797
      @lendleasereit6797 5 ปีที่แล้ว +2


    • @DeeDixon24
      @DeeDixon24 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      Their training in HTA is kinda long and they are actually quite fit

    • @syahshar2982
      @syahshar2982 5 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      lol. u think? they are well compensated n get free homes

    • @jellysadin6235
      @jellysadin6235 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      It should be a routine job

  • @samayjain6409
    @samayjain6409 5 ปีที่แล้ว +2522

    Singapore prisons are so polite. *Unlike,* many other Asian countries' prisons, where prisoners are tortured so badly and brutally beaten up by the Police and the Prison Guards !

    • @redfullpack
      @redfullpack 5 ปีที่แล้ว +191

      PLEASE NOTE, they are Not just prison guards. They also have to counsel prisoners in mental trouble too. Also note each supervisor is ARMED with a pepper spray and baton

    • @sihanchen7552
      @sihanchen7552 5 ปีที่แล้ว +318

      Come on, it is made to look good in front of the TV screen, how do you know what goes on behind closed bars?

    • @smsmurni
      @smsmurni 5 ปีที่แล้ว +111

      Haha, this is Singapore owned channel maa.

    • @ddiyana9925
      @ddiyana9925 5 ปีที่แล้ว +99

      Suspicious Samuel even so, the prisons are much better than elsewhere because while it is still harsh, the focus is still on rehabilitation rather than just pure condemnation

    • @samayjain6409
      @samayjain6409 5 ปีที่แล้ว +65

      Dianne Diyana yes indeed. I am an Indian ! But honestly, the Singapore Police Force, is the ONLY Police Force in this World, *which I respect the most !* The Singapore Police Force is the Role Model for all the other Police Forces in the world !
      I am so Proud that, I lived and studied in Singapore for 5 years!! Singapore *I Love You !!*

  • @TheDevilSmilesX
    @TheDevilSmilesX 5 ปีที่แล้ว +151

    The whole atmosphere of the prison is so calming and reassuring, almost therapeutic. Everyone is softly spoken, the inmates themselves are polite and the guards are understanding. Love the fact they have counselling sessions and chances to learn hands on skills like hairdressing, Microsoft skills, etc. skills that will kickstart their motivation to contributing towards society in a positive manner when they do get released. I believe this is the best kind of atmosphere to really turn around someone’s life. No physical punishment, abuse, torturing. Just confinement, work and positive reinforcement.

    • @ZebraFacts
      @ZebraFacts 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      I am a bit conflicted with this system of punishment and correction. Those two things are very important but there must be a harsher third element to imprisonment. Deterrent. If the worst that can happen to bad people is being confined, I'm not sure that in itself may not be enough to make someone take pause before committing a crime to begin with.

    • @ohsehun6470
      @ohsehun6470 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@ZebraFacts the inmates here are those who committed less serious crimes lah... there are different prisons and prison systems depending on severity of crime. people in this video are mostly gamblers, physical assault or scammers, light drug consumers etc. Those who murder, are hanged alr LOL.
      Those with serious crimes (eg. sell drugs, child rapists) are in another prison

    • @teacup203
      @teacup203 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      True from what i seen they probably are low-security inmate, that does low type of criminal deeds. Also this is a female prison, i think that contribute to as why this is more tender than the others.

    • @bodyloverz30
      @bodyloverz30 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@ZebraFacts Well Caining does the trick!

    • @sarahstrong7174
      @sarahstrong7174 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@bodyloverz30 Caning people teaches them that it is O.K to use violence to try to overcome difficulties. Better to teach prisoners to stay calm & think through the consequences of their actions, to use calm thought & reasoning.

  • @filthy_banisu524
    @filthy_banisu524 4 ปีที่แล้ว +290

    TH-cam recommendations: Inside Singapore’s only women prison
    Me, a singaporean jojo fan: well that’s interesting

    • @jkklol555
      @jkklol555 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Part 6 reference?

    • @filthy_banisu524
      @filthy_banisu524 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@jkklol555 indeed

    • @nerdemojireal
      @nerdemojireal 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      I was thinking about Jolyne when I saw the title lol

    • @chiefenumclaw7960
      @chiefenumclaw7960 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      The TH-cam algorithm is predicting your future and trying to prepare you.

    • @minmintic8591
      @minmintic8591 3 ปีที่แล้ว


  • @jachu1433
    @jachu1433 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1206

    So neat and clean. Dorm like. Very nurturing environment thst helps in their transformation

    • @lunastarr1925
      @lunastarr1925 5 ปีที่แล้ว +41

      ChusOne Chusone well.....thats singapore...a clean and neat and disciplined nation.

    • @marclim631
      @marclim631 5 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      ChusOne Chusone yes even the inmates are civilised

    • @starsfalldown1234567
      @starsfalldown1234567 5 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      Compare that to the filth of American and African prisons.

    • @sohengkeng2344
      @sohengkeng2344 5 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      It is clean because most inmates spend 23hrs/day in the cell. With limited number of books that can be in ur cell, u tend to want to find things to do to past time. For me and my cellmates, we used to wash up the whole cell aft lunch everyday with soap and water not only to maintain cleanliness and hygiene but also to past our time easier. In fact, we can take 2hrs just to wash one cell which houses 4inmates.

    • @richardgoode5314
      @richardgoode5314 5 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      System in Britain does not reform or promote.

  • @souffled
    @souffled 3 ปีที่แล้ว +27

    A compassionate officer. The world is a better place because of people like her.

  • @tanjingyi2403
    @tanjingyi2403 5 ปีที่แล้ว +121

    Lol my fav part of this video was
    Police:"let's go to the beanbag room!"

    • @hanna3684
      @hanna3684 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      😂 Very wholesome

    • @elbowstancenow1519
      @elbowstancenow1519 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Why police ah? Most probably they're so free thats why they can double as prison guards is it?

    • @catwildin
      @catwildin 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@elbowstancenow1519 ....Chill

  • @cait8054
    @cait8054 3 ปีที่แล้ว +26

    I did an O level Drama group piece about women's prison because of this video. Even now when I come back I'm still astounded by the kindness and compassion that the prison guards show. Kudos :)

  • @aliisnxo
    @aliisnxo 5 ปีที่แล้ว +410

    I'm pretty sure Singapore has a low crime rate (what I've heard from my relatives in Singapore) and making them a better person is key. Prisons in different countries do this more than be strict, mistreat them whatever the reason. It's nice to see how prison in different countries work, first time seeing the only woman's prison.

    • @norainiosman9753
      @norainiosman9753 5 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @Vyn_REALITY
      @Vyn_REALITY 5 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      ye the crime rate is pretty low but the punishments for some crimes are bleh cause you could get caning prison canings are worse but schools are given permission to cane students with the parents consent if they do something really bad like molest but you could go to prison if you’re over 16 if you’re under you go to like a help center or girls/boys home :/

    • @yeohgaikkee1714
      @yeohgaikkee1714 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      kurosakirans a

    • @biri2biri
      @biri2biri 5 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      @@Vyn_REALITY The heavy punishments are actually good because it deters many people from commiting crimes so they'll think twice before they do anything.

    • @Enviotonin85
      @Enviotonin85 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      i think you have seen the part when they do the daily morning strip inspection yet. Nor the part where the inmate are asked to squat when they are fully naked and their mense dripping.

  • @Veloce2000
    @Veloce2000 4 ปีที่แล้ว +19

    Thumbs up to these wardens & psychologist. You're helping & not punishing them. Good job Singapore!!!
    -cheers from Malaysia.

  • @geovybelen1818
    @geovybelen1818 2 ปีที่แล้ว +104

    It’s nice to see how they actually get treated and make use of their capabilities to both contribute back to the society and feel useful, unlike other prisons were inmates are just burning time while doing nothing else that get more depressed, aggressive to leave with a traumatic experience.

  • @wangjingyi4360
    @wangjingyi4360 4 ปีที่แล้ว +75

    I’m glad that the prisoners were treated well and the officers were really kind and encouraging too!! Keep on going! 😊😊😊

  • @silena197
    @silena197 5 ปีที่แล้ว +290

    kudos to the prison guards! if everyone was like them the world will be a better place :)

    • @zamhan3778
      @zamhan3778 5 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      silena197 they are different behind the camera i bet

    • @sihanchen7552
      @sihanchen7552 5 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      Obviously it is made to look nice on the TV for the public to see.
      I don't understand why there are so many donkeys around who foolishly believe what they see on the screen is real.

    • @silena197
      @silena197 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      pls lah... don’t need to be wet blanket

    • @zamhan3778
      @zamhan3778 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      Si Han Chen i heard lots of horrific things they do to prisoners especially the mens section its reallyinhumane and disgusting.I do know cause i know many people personally who when in and out of prison

    • @frozenlettuce293
      @frozenlettuce293 5 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Zam Han Yep that's always the case, people try to say "Wow! This country is great or "Wow! My country is amazing!" But never see off-screen. As a Singaporean, honestly I don't think we're the nicest people in the world and definitely don't treat prisoners with respect. Then again most countries don't. Guess it's just human nature?

  • @anzeling
    @anzeling 5 ปีที่แล้ว +525

    Thanks CNA, could you do one for male offenders. Appreciate the insight

    • @sihanchen7552
      @sihanchen7552 5 ปีที่แล้ว +67

      You can be sure the male's prison is not as rosy and "emphatic" as they put it here.

    • @bursegsardaukar
      @bursegsardaukar 5 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      Si Han Chen Of course. Have to take it like a man.

    • @parklee3440
      @parklee3440 5 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      bursegsardaukar more violence you mean

    • @ziyuansim5090
      @ziyuansim5090 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@merrillgeorge1838 its facts bro.

    • @BlackValkyrie7
      @BlackValkyrie7 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Men one is pretty dark. I never seen it but I remember they sent Normal Tech students as an excursion there, they came back sharing to their Acad & Express peers how dark & terrifying it was lol. With caning, squats and stuffs. I wonder why they only sent Normal Tech students though? Maybe the school had the perception lower educated students have more risks doing crimes?

  • @wpariah
    @wpariah 3 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    “A society should be judged not by how it treats its outstanding citizens but by how it treats its criminals.”
    ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • @dorii.treasure980
    @dorii.treasure980 3 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    guard: lets use the beanbag room
    lady: WHEEEE
    the lady is literally me when I can sit on the beanbag in the my school's library

  • @grapes6461
    @grapes6461 5 ปีที่แล้ว +200

    Wow its so wholesome there, maybe some of the ruder people in Singapore should try it some time

    • @orionperseus3686
      @orionperseus3686 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Oh crap, shots fired! 😂

    • @senoghaw
      @senoghaw 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @nimzpefa2818
      @nimzpefa2818 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      Starting from you

    • @senoghaw
      @senoghaw 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@nimzpefa2818 you just proved their point.

    • @nimzpefa2818
      @nimzpefa2818 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      Bangtan Forever Nope. Definitely not. And you need to learn your spelling though

  • @fion3943
    @fion3943 5 ปีที่แล้ว +167

    Good idea in getting them to work, both for society and themselves!

    • @fion3943
      @fion3943 5 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Do they get to have things to develop a skill on? Prison is a great time to learn and hone a skill, so much time and no distractions! Authorities, please consider this idea.

  • @lauradawes1944
    @lauradawes1944 5 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    Thank you for this video! We are all the same, I think. Any one of us could make a wrong decision. It is nice to see correctional officers wanting the best for their women under there supervision. Keep up the good work! Laura

  • @bbelluv
    @bbelluv 4 ปีที่แล้ว +23

    I kinda like this concept of this prison it’s quite calm and I like how it’s not a prison to punish but a prison to learn to become a better person!

  • @CordeliaBlue98
    @CordeliaBlue98 5 ปีที่แล้ว +40

    This gives a great insight to the lives of those who are in prison, and the struggles that they go through. It shows them in a fresh light where we are able to better understand them. This is amazing! I'm glad that this short documentary exists to allow us a window into something that we would otherwise be ignorant about. Thank you!

  • @Unknown-iw2jp
    @Unknown-iw2jp 5 ปีที่แล้ว +168

    Wow. the hygiene of the facility is way much better then Singapore' NS Detention Barrack's.

    • @FrenzyAfro
      @FrenzyAfro 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      Unknown 1991 so you've been there before?

    • @Unknown-iw2jp
      @Unknown-iw2jp 5 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      Been there before, yes.
      Been admitted into there before, no.

    • @nooroullail1
      @nooroullail1 5 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      Yup been there too for 2 years in mens Prison serving my NS there. You have to step in to the cell then we can understand how it felt like to stuck to a room of 4 walls for 24 hrs a day..

    • @musenw8834
      @musenw8834 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      were you in MP command last time? or your unit was near the db?

    • @nooroullail1
      @nooroullail1 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@musenw8834 I was in SPF.. Serving in Prison.

  • @momon8738
    @momon8738 3 ปีที่แล้ว +34

    I totally love this type of prison. Yes, it might not be applicable for all criminals, but for some mediocre crime but can't evade the law should be treated in this way. IMO it is unfair for a poor man who stole just a chicken from the neighbourhood to be in the same cell/prison with a drug dealer, homicide, rapist, etc

  • @katze007
    @katze007 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    Singapore is known for being systematic, neat, clean and proper! These are all the things you feel when you enter Singapore especially when you see how clean the roads are just makes you so happy. I’m from neighbouring country once Singapore was part of Malaysia before the separation and astounds me how it progress, big credit goes to Mr Lee Kuan Yew. The prison state and its staff and entire concept did not surprise me just shows how they would like to rehabilitate their citizen to become good citizen. Kudos Singapore 🇸🇬

  • @LeeanneODonnell
    @LeeanneODonnell 5 ปีที่แล้ว +92

    if i continue to work fashion design in singapore i'd love to go to women jails to teach them sewing

    • @mudsliemuddy2338
      @mudsliemuddy2338 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      1 year later how did they work out

    • @nuramni431
      @nuramni431 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@mudsliemuddy2338 yeah

    • @tacbleded202
      @tacbleded202 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Hey Leeanne O'Donnell, it's been 2 years, how are things going?

  • @rhetleonard2968
    @rhetleonard2968 3 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    A very humane approach towards incarceration and rehabilitation. Kudos to the policy makers @ Singapore DOC.

  • @waciao3967
    @waciao3967 3 ปีที่แล้ว +22

    The officers and Counsellors are like living angels to the inmates🥰, caring and empathetic! I hope the inmates can turn over a new leaf and lead a better life! It is great to know that they are picking up skills and can be a useful and happy person in future! Life is impermanent, cherish the opportunity of a second chance! Good luck!

  • @Ritheaniacardenas
    @Ritheaniacardenas 5 ปีที่แล้ว +17

    "we use the beanbag room"
    thats adorable

  • @buddyman8474
    @buddyman8474 5 ปีที่แล้ว +124

    It more likes school/college dorm than prison.

    • @shalz26
      @shalz26 5 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      You get a straw mat to sleep on and blanket. In the morning (at 6am), you wake up, put those mats away and can't use it till bedtime again. The whole day you sit, sleep, on the hard cement floor. No pillows. No shampoo, floss, etc. They provide some cheap toothpaste, no colgate here. You are stuck in a cell 24 hours a day sometimes. You are not allowed to exercise inside the cell. Want to write a letter home? That takes weeks to be delivered. It is total, utter lack of any activity for the mind or body. Definitely nothing like a dorm.

    • @Rash7
      @Rash7 4 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      School is also kind of prison

  • @Robert-gq5qt
    @Robert-gq5qt 4 ปีที่แล้ว +146

    Meanwhile at the men’s prison, it’s mad max live.

    • @emotionalavocado2336
      @emotionalavocado2336 4 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      R dark it's actually more or less the same if ur trying to be sexist

    • @Robert-gq5qt
      @Robert-gq5qt 4 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      An average onion jokes don’t fall flat with you slick

    • @justie107
      @justie107 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Look at thoses mad males in this comment section

    • @gshrdy5415
      @gshrdy5415 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Nothing like American prisons.

    • @ohsehun6470
      @ohsehun6470 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@emotionalavocado2336 not true have u went there see, there are quite a number of male prisoners in there for violent crimes

  • @bm-ub6zc
    @bm-ub6zc 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    5% murderers and 95% chewing gum smugglers inside that prison haha

  • @pdevika3629
    @pdevika3629 5 ปีที่แล้ว +17

    What a thoughtful prison....a prison which gives it's inmates a chance to think over their actions of the past and reform themselves with positive thoughts and actions 👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • @sereneteo9086
    @sereneteo9086 5 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    8:26 officer cross road when red man is flashed 😂

  • @monerabaraguir4359
    @monerabaraguir4359 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    They are all calm and relax both of them... Theres no fighting shouting and they have respect each other

  • @sukhmaidickoff
    @sukhmaidickoff 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    It´s impressive to see how everything is SO organized in Singapore - in every aspect - even in prison. Just a BIG difference to many other countries in South East Asia.

  • @chalayan
    @chalayan 5 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    I did my 2.5 years NS with the Singapore Prison department though that was before they moved to the new Prison Management System and the cluster block. Though I was handlign all admin stuff, including the visit office. I get to have access to the prison blocks due to the nature of my duty. It was quite a interesting experience and I even got to meet Nick Leeson in person when he was trasferred to TMP.

  • @benevolenceopoku6949
    @benevolenceopoku6949 5 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    This seems to be a rehab center for me....the guards are so polite and gentle

    • @RecTec77
      @RecTec77 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Ain't rehab a prison's purpose number 1?

  • @l963nnn2
    @l963nnn2 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Good relations with limitations and not on no power trip on the guards part is impressive. Good job lady officers and counselor.

  • @aurumology2270
    @aurumology2270 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    thank you to all the prison guards, for helping inmates to feel and be better!

  • @kl.johnny2232
    @kl.johnny2232 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Soooo nice n pleasant, the relationship between prison officers n inmates! 👍👏👏

  • @eldridchapman8942
    @eldridchapman8942 5 ปีที่แล้ว +120

    The animals, the animals
    Trapped, trapped, trapped 'till the cage is full
    The cage is full the day is new
    And everyone is waiting, waiting on you
    And you've goooooooot timmmmmeeeee!

    • @yao9598
      @yao9598 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      OITNB!!! Have you watched the lastest season yet?

    • @eldridchapman8942
      @eldridchapman8942 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      Halfway watching through the latest season 😄

    • @valenoctavianty4106
      @valenoctavianty4106 5 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @fioneu373
      @fioneu373 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      I made your comment 100 likes

    • @D_M_S_4
      @D_M_S_4 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Stop, drop, what’s that sound, everybody look what’s going down.

  • @Unknown-bg2tt
    @Unknown-bg2tt 3 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    The prison is like my tuition centre..... so clean and it has such a conducive environment!!

  • @Bigbacon
    @Bigbacon 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    meanwhile in US jail "why did you stab her?", "She dun looked at my girl funny"

  • @yura619
    @yura619 5 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    it’s great that the officers are engaging nicely with the inmates and not treating them badly. Being in there and not seeing the outside world can be depressing. People make poor choices in life but they’re still human beings.

  • @OreoSpears
    @OreoSpears 5 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    Good job Singapore on rehabilitation of these prisoners. The police officers are nice and supportive!

    • @sihanchen7552
      @sihanchen7552 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      They are nice ONLY in front of the cameras, you Moron.

  • @pauljamison3340
    @pauljamison3340 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    “Your attitude determines your direction “. I like that!!!!!

  • @ofeliatorio930
    @ofeliatorio930 4 ปีที่แล้ว

    The best content I have ever watched in TH-cam

  • @bahtiaraffendynd5929
    @bahtiaraffendynd5929 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Kudos...Singapore Prison Service...
    Captain of Lifes...💫💫💫

  • @charlenehoryan5695
    @charlenehoryan5695 5 ปีที่แล้ว +10

    Hey there cna don’t mind me asking
    Since this is only a preview do you have this show

  • @joycechong4114
    @joycechong4114 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Just watched the recent uploaded documentary of the maximum security one man cell! We need a whole documentary for women prison too!!

  • @michaelcharlesmiller
    @michaelcharlesmiller 4 ปีที่แล้ว +10

    Having lived in Singapore for the past 14 years, I can say:
    1) no country or government, including Singapore, is perfect; and
    2) the circumstances and conditions between Singapore and my country are very different; but
    there's so much my country could learn from this.

    • @michaelcharlesmiller
      @michaelcharlesmiller 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@Tendummiez69420 And my country separates children from their parents and puts them in cages; invades sovereign countries; lets citizens die without healthcare; enables a madman to run roughshod over our constitution without reigning him in; and the list goes on. The point here is what Sʻpore is doing to try to rehabilitate these people.

    • @michaelcharlesmiller
      @michaelcharlesmiller 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@Tendummiez69420 My God! Not tiktok! Whatʻs next? Run for your lives!

  • @Dangerousyeon
    @Dangerousyeon 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    thank u singapore officers for being so nice to them. they are all deserve love and care. together we can help make the world a better place. we all made mistakes.

  • @johannaauten7975
    @johannaauten7975 4 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    This is a huge difference from the prisons here in the United States. Here in the U.S. there is screaming and shouting, fighting, stabbing all kinds of violence. This prison is calm, quiet , the inmates are respectful. The guards are nice and kind. Big difference.

  • @angrywhale3545
    @angrywhale3545 4 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    6:22 lmao the sign on the door uses one of PowerPoint’s default presentation slides

  • @Cantetinza17
    @Cantetinza17 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    I wish that it could be like this in the states maybe someplace where inmates go before they are able to go home, so it can slowly get them use to not always having to be on their guard. That way the transition from incarceration to being free could possibly be smoother. At this time they can have more access to being able to get a job and already sign up for other support groups etc. They need to experience a calm environment before they are released. Like maybe their last year of incarceration could be at a facility that is similar to that.

  • @kewsiyehboah6058
    @kewsiyehboah6058 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Ubarikiwe - Bless You..

  • @girlinblue2738
    @girlinblue2738 3 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    I find this an excellent example of how, despite the strict restrictions and regulation of Singapore, people still make mistakes: but instead of being inhibited to receive the help you never thought you needed; freedom to keep your individuality; and never heard, here we have people who care about the welfare of the incarcerated and the people outside who may be related or unrelated to these detained persons who make up a system with positive, progressive goals and objectives.

  • @vinakane3150
    @vinakane3150 5 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    They should truly introduce this method in the States and in Canada. I think it would work I genuinely believe that it would work! 🙂

  • @rmw9130
    @rmw9130 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Im so impressed by the cleanliness, professionalism of the staff and how much English they speak and use.

  • @lixp7280
    @lixp7280 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    CNA Insider deserves more views and subscribers

  • @enuguman8689
    @enuguman8689 3 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    Wow! Kudos to Singapore. This is the exact opposite of female prison in Nigeria where inmates lack basic things like sanitary pads and toilet tissue papers. A visit to a female prison in Nigeria will make you cry.

  • @davidedwinroy4446
    @davidedwinroy4446 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Alot of thanks to those who strive to make a difference in ppl's lives no matter what their past is.

  • @jeanarcayena2474
    @jeanarcayena2474 4 ปีที่แล้ว

    This is the most clean prison i've ever seen.. Much respect!

  • @anikastover3145
    @anikastover3145 5 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    THIS is very interesting. And the last part is very True!!! We are very quick to judge.

  • @misak_ying8127
    @misak_ying8127 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Singapore is a great place 🇸🇬👌🏻✨

  • @ahsanullahkhan8862
    @ahsanullahkhan8862 4 ปีที่แล้ว +35

    I was expecting some bitchy attitude but they all seem nice and kind 😶

  • @RukaiyaReeza96
    @RukaiyaReeza96 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    the guard seems really patient and like a really nice person.

  • @gladysngigi2323
    @gladysngigi2323 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    please do a 4 part series like the men''s version

  • @erasmocosmo1404
    @erasmocosmo1404 5 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    My neme Erasmo cosmo da Silva.
    Congralations for this wonderful direction of quality human. God bless, you and your family. Brasil 19 /03/2019.

  • @williamriedthaler7490
    @williamriedthaler7490 5 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    I never seen a nice bunch of staff and a prisoners respect them and they listen to them. The gaurds are very nice to the ladies

  • @almazalem4520
    @almazalem4520 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    when reading a news paper is an activity to one you realise how blessed you are flipping the papers with your cuppa

  • @mysticaltj2440
    @mysticaltj2440 4 ปีที่แล้ว +19

    You lost me at "They are in their cells 23 hours a day."

    • @mudsliemuddy2338
      @mudsliemuddy2338 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      I know same here,, why the f would you let a criminal out of it’s cell for 1 hour let alone 1 hour a day

    • @dawnn2269
      @dawnn2269 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@mudsliemuddy2338 Its actually the norm in prisons, even in the US they only spend 23 hrs in their cell

    • @beepbeep9043
      @beepbeep9043 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@dawnn2269 I’m so confused you think prisoners should never leave their cells???

    • @dawnn2269
      @dawnn2269 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@beepbeep9043 im replying the previous comment hello, read it

    • @deadtostare8831
      @deadtostare8831 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Let meh reply this, OTAKU can't even see the difference right XD

  • @ch6201
    @ch6201 5 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    The inmates have so much luxury like catching up with the news..im suprised of the way inmates spend their time wisely

  • @elenaarman-tang7811
    @elenaarman-tang7811 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Wow! This made me cry 😢 I believe many of these women will be rehabilitated!

  • @StarBearLee
    @StarBearLee 5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Just hit the subscribe button! Really inspiring and meaningful content

  • @julienbongars4287
    @julienbongars4287 5 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    "During the first few weeks, prisoners must spend 23 hours in their cell to reflect on past actions. They can use the remaining 1 hour to use the iKiosk to checkup on administrative requests" - That has got to be the most Singaporean way to run a women's prison... The only way you could make this more Singaporean is if inmates can use the iKiosk to write formal complaints directly to members of parliament.

  • @Ukiringo1991
    @Ukiringo1991 5 ปีที่แล้ว +96

    You forgot to censor one prisoner face and I could clearly see her face. Do note and censor it. Then re-upload. On TV ppl might just see for few second. Online anyone can pause or head back. I think prisoner deserve second chance but not everyone is accepting. I will not pinpoint where in case anyone go and take a Ss.

    • @xlbloggergamer607
      @xlbloggergamer607 5 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      true i also see her face as well but i also dun want pinpoint at her cuz she's trying to become a better person...

    • @Cupids-lx5xj
      @Cupids-lx5xj 5 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      where... seen to be all censored

    • @raytan1661
      @raytan1661 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      Ukiringo Freeze even so can see, who care to bother who is she after that.

    • @THE-gd6qn
      @THE-gd6qn 5 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      👍👍👏👏kudos to u

    • @thiskeithlee
      @thiskeithlee 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      There’s only that much they can blur out

  • @Blkchevy98
    @Blkchevy98 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I know it wont work everywhere & with every type of inmate but I like the approach they are using. These places appear to have a great mix between Correctional & Incarceration elements.

  • @yongcc0610
    @yongcc0610 5 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    the background music at 6:58 is Set Fire To The Rain by Adele

  • @nyandakun
    @nyandakun 5 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    I want to know more about how prison works

    • @yeth3569
      @yeth3569 5 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Go in and experience it yourself. haha

    • @nyandakun
      @nyandakun 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      YE TH LOL , I'm not a inmate

    • @ckhoo5417
      @ckhoo5417 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      google is your best friend, perhapes, you can be more specific of what you keen to know

  • @galihpa
    @galihpa 5 ปีที่แล้ว +10

    This prison in Singapore looks more like a hotel in Indonesia

    • @luxus1243
      @luxus1243 4 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @hajunjebat8180
      @hajunjebat8180 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      look better than your house

  • @gretaweiss6802
    @gretaweiss6802 ปีที่แล้ว

    Im curious what was blacked out in the newspapers the women were reading 7:40

  • @charisseng6431
    @charisseng6431 4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Omg the officers are so kind they are nicer than my teachers at school
    And especially when one inmate’s Brother passed away and they gave her a cup of water and consoled her...

  • @gabrielaelena178
    @gabrielaelena178 5 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    Their prison is cleaner than my college building :(( wkkwkw

  • @faridailhana9027
    @faridailhana9027 5 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    i hope they are more people like the officers in our country! understanding them is important. don’t ever see them a bad person for the pasts

  • @markanthonytan2794
    @markanthonytan2794 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    the prison cell layout is similar to prison break 😂

  • @unidear1533
    @unidear1533 5 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Singapore prisoners are so kind ;-;
    I’m a proud singapore student

  • @razing717
    @razing717 5 ปีที่แล้ว +126

    Orange is the new black

  • @yespomegranates4439
    @yespomegranates4439 5 ปีที่แล้ว

    i live the opposite side of changi prison and i always curious what’s inside but now i know and it’s cool and nice and the police so kind

  • @joaanyu1479
    @joaanyu1479 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Thats really a good enviroment for the inmates to rehab and change. The prison also gives skills training which is excellent

  • @sheilahunter6232
    @sheilahunter6232 5 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Cool facility. Very clean

  • @punamsingh666
    @punamsingh666 5 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    I read somewhere...
    If most of our society didn't opt for the so called "masculine" methods we would have been better...
    Because what is the ideal "feminine" quality...it has the power of changing millions...
    I don't want to start a gender war here...I just want to say that throughout the ages.. feminine quality is "tenderness,soft nature, sympathy, empathy"
    These things are very powerful

    • @SR-qu9mp
      @SR-qu9mp 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      I also read somewhere... if most of our society didn't opt for the so called "masculine" methods, we would've been still living in grass huts.
      I don't want to start a gender war... just wanted to say that masculinity & femininity are the 2 wings of the same bird. You're a fool to think otherwise

    • @gabriellel1118
      @gabriellel1118 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@SR-qu9mp yes, and therefore they need to be coordinated and in sync, so they cannot be divided.