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How Tough Is Singapore Prison Life? | Inside Maximum Security - Part 1/4 | CNA Documentary

  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 28 ม.ค. 2022
  • For the first time ever, six inmates, incarcerated multiple times and at least once at maximum security, agree to reveal their full identities, for the cameras to capture their lives behind bars, as they unfold. Will the regime in jail finally be enough for them to renounce a life of crime? Will this be their final stint in Changi Prison?
    Meet Graceson, a gangster who manages to get himself a new tattoo in prison and duly caned for it. Khai, a professional skateboarder who is just coming to terms with the loss of his career. Rusdi who is counting down to his release in 50 days using packets of snacks. And Boon Keng who gets into trouble for keeping origami in his cell during a cell search.
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    About the show: Five hardened criminals, One unique prison. Watch their lives unfold - in a prison quite unlike any other - spartan to the extreme yet sophisticated in its methods.
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  • @Dellors-Civic
    @Dellors-Civic 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6010

    The fact they have different meal plans based on peoples dietary restrictions, and not just low sugar for serious conditions like diabetes, things like non meat and low spice options. Wow

    • @Overrated230
      @Overrated230 2 ปีที่แล้ว +387

      Yes but what about the no bed sleeping on the concrete my back would be screaming

    • @travels29
      @travels29 2 ปีที่แล้ว +100

      The food is also awful

    • @creator2909
      @creator2909 2 ปีที่แล้ว +387

      @@Overrated230 they have those mats, which is really important because if you don't have aircon, mattresses + bedsheets would be too hot and also require washing, drying - money that doesn't need to be spent if we got them bamboo mats. It's like the Japanese tatamis, in a way. If they need it to be softer, they can use one of the blankets
      Also, you're in jail as punishment for a crime, not to have fun

    • @Dellors-Civic
      @Dellors-Civic 2 ปีที่แล้ว +209

      I feel like people are misinterpreting my comment. I’m making an observation about the types of foods they serve. I never claimed the food looked great or the living conditions would be good either. You are in prison as a punishment, and the second a prison becomes preferable than an outside life, it stops being a punishment

    • @jamesmitchell3661
      @jamesmitchell3661 2 ปีที่แล้ว +28

      @@creator2909 you have never been to prison

  • @livetill7136
    @livetill7136 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7617

    I am very moved by the inmate’s effort to give himself reward daily till his date of release. If he does the same by setting goals after release, he will succeed. This is a great video, it shows the inside workings of prison and also helps others to understand and accept inmates better.

    • @altruex
      @altruex 2 ปีที่แล้ว +186

      Well he’s a bit more fortunate and privileged in his knowledge of rewards. He was a fitness instructor and successful - so he has more education and awareness around certain things or he was there in minor drug charges. I think he will like learn his lesson compared to more serious cases of inmates.
      But i really thought that was a fine way to approach it and i hope other in mate learned from his example when he leaves as peer facilitator.

    • @hulahula6182
      @hulahula6182 2 ปีที่แล้ว +63

      Dude is probably a millionaire lol, he living better than everyone after release

    • @cainvsp
      @cainvsp 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      1000% factual

    • @muhdirfan1183
      @muhdirfan1183 2 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      @@hulahula6182 indeed he is a millionaire!

    • @eup5574
      @eup5574 2 ปีที่แล้ว


  • @Rick_Riff
    @Rick_Riff 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +79

    The respect between jailers and inmates is a dynamic I've rarely seen in America. Despite the isolation, they are genuinely provided for. In America I saw someone die in jail after weeks of asking to see a doctor without a response. No one up the chain cared.

    • @user-hs4ze4td4r
      @user-hs4ze4td4r หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Wtf, and some of your people really think that the US can tell the world how to live and what to do? You guys really should get rid of your completely pointless military and use these 50% of your national budget to afford human rights and a European standard of life for your own people.

    • @compilationvideos4489
      @compilationvideos4489 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Thats why american prisons is one of the worst systems in the world
      Because of corruption
      If it were not for corruption it would be one of the best

    • @MegaGun2000
      @MegaGun2000 22 วันที่ผ่านมา

      It is the same in most countries.

    • @compilationvideos4489
      @compilationvideos4489 22 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      @MegaGun2000 in corrupted countries yes

    • @Chrischarles76
      @Chrischarles76 11 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Oh well, don’t land yourself in prison.

  • @tovsteh
    @tovsteh 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +154

    Its crazy how so many of them do 2-3 years simply for drug consumption. The inmates are peaceful because they are simple people, not hardened criminals.

    • @Rusty-Metal
      @Rusty-Metal 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +58

      Exactly. Look at all these idiots in the comments commenting how clean and fantastic this prison system is because they are so well behaved. Yeah, cause they are normal people. One guy was charged for having a bread knife. Jfc. They are just torturing people. Most have no mental issues before coming here, but they certainly may have issues after leaving.

    • @larrydestiny2184
      @larrydestiny2184 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

      @@Rusty-Metal what's so difficult not doing drugs? you commit a crime, and you get a punishment

    • @sneakyado
      @sneakyado 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@larrydestiny2184 you insufferable oaf

    • @nameinaframeindy
      @nameinaframeindy 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Not to mention the caneing lol

    • @jackflowers6897
      @jackflowers6897 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      How about not doing drugs? Singapore is based.

  • @chromopan
    @chromopan 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2444

    That guy named Rusdi was already released at this point. I hope Rusdi is living well, and that he won’t forget his effort to keep all those snacks to celebrate his freedom. I hope all of them can find themselves in society again.

    • @78themchuila9
      @78themchuila9 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      dont know about that society thing

    • @chromopan
      @chromopan 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      @@78themchuila9 What?

    • @terryhorne2582
      @terryhorne2582 2 ปีที่แล้ว +22

      Just kill them. They are nothing. Just costing money for their government. They are not going to go straight even if they do get out, so why let them live.?. These kind of people all over the world cost billions to keep alive, why mollycoddle this kind of scum when ordinary honest people struggle to live. Why make a documentary about them? Start making documentaries about the honest people instead. Who wants to know what this vermin have for breakfast.?.

    • @alangore9658
      @alangore9658 2 ปีที่แล้ว +333

      @@terryhorne2582 Well that escalated rather quickly Adolf. What is your preferred method of extermination? Gas or bullets?

    • @BloodyPikachu
      @BloodyPikachu 2 ปีที่แล้ว +58

      @@terryhorne2582 Wow you sure have a great view on this lmao

  • @papichoku2442
    @papichoku2442 ปีที่แล้ว +2387

    The most remarkable thing about Singapore prisons is that they are safe places for the prisoners. In some countries, prisoners got physically and sexually abused by both prison officers and inmates. Singapore Prison Service is doing a great job. Keep it up!

    • @taijisyxom6888
      @taijisyxom6888 ปีที่แล้ว +61

      It's time for me to apply for imprisonment.

    • @crimsonwolf866
      @crimsonwolf866 ปีที่แล้ว +133

      Is this where you guys keep all the people that take chewing gum?

    • @akeelaboomful
      @akeelaboomful ปีที่แล้ว +32

      @@crimsonwolf866 no chewing gum won't die one la

    • @ericblair6984
      @ericblair6984 ปีที่แล้ว

      Yes, such a kind system that brutally tortures people for trivial offenses. What an educated society. If a giant meteor were to wipe out Singapore tomorrow the world would be a better place.

    • @khristionlouvatin6874
      @khristionlouvatin6874 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@crimsonwolf866 if you do marijuana or possess it you will be killed

  • @robocook01
    @robocook01 ปีที่แล้ว +47

    Just stumbled on this channel and to be honest, the format is awesome!! It's refreshing to watch a mini-doc and not have a narrator constantly yammering in the background. It's just the prisoners and staff telling their stories. Will watch a few more after this and if the format stays the same, definetely gonna sub!! Thanks!!

  • @Perryprime1999
    @Perryprime1999 ปีที่แล้ว +157

    I feel for the first skateboarder. If he sees this video, here for you man, hope we can skate tgt in the future.

    • @eyespliced
      @eyespliced ปีที่แล้ว +25

      I mean. I'm not sure I do. He apparently beat his girlfriend up, and something about blackmail? As someone who was negatively impacted by domestic abuse, I personally have *very little* tolerance or mercy for men who beat the women or children in their lives.

    • @Perryprime1999
      @Perryprime1999 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @@eyespliced i didnt mean i supported his actions, i mean like he seems like a nice guy. But in the heat of the moment emotions can take over. Not that his actions are at all justified. Hope ur feeling btr tho aft ur experience

    • @Zrinex
      @Zrinex ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@eyespliced my brother knows that guy as one of his skating buddies and he is quite nice once you got to know him. he only got into that situation due to his anger issues, which alone i know its not an acceptable excuse, but i would like to believe that there really is something good about them.

    • @RubiixCat
      @RubiixCat ปีที่แล้ว +28

      @@Zrinex 2:11 idk if I'm misunderstanding, but it says its his 6th incarceration. I have a seriously hard time believing that anyone who's been incarcerated 6 times isn't a shitty person. Most abusers seem nice on the outside, but are devils behind closed doors.

  • @khairulnizam7960
    @khairulnizam7960 2 ปีที่แล้ว +285

    Man got me in tears where he told he showed good conduct for 3 months to claim a picture. I salute u bro i hope ure doing well after gets released

    • @heathersvids3054
      @heathersvids3054 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Y dont they provide them with cots to sleep on instead of the floor?

    • @russell1253
      @russell1253 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      @@heathersvids3054 dif cultures plus they did bad stuff prison isnt a nice place it's punishment

    • @P1_M1ND
      @P1_M1ND 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      How do you think he even got there in the first place to have basic privileges taken away like that… These systems are in place for a reason.

    • @luviqraa9950
      @luviqraa9950 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      @@P1_M1ND bro most of them just consumed drugs or trespassed or stole it isn't even that big of a crime😭 they should atleast get an actual mattress

    • @pannamurdaya2724
      @pannamurdaya2724 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Ya ho

  • @sgholidae
    @sgholidae 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1064

    Another quality documentary screams for an award. Sincerely appreciated the inmates for their willingness to be in the footage. This is special.

    • @ariffnordin4481
      @ariffnordin4481 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Can't agree more. One of the best documentary I have ever seen in cna! 👍

    • @chickentowel7036
      @chickentowel7036 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @Cuddles these are light offenses.
      It's not like they murdered anyone.
      They're not even in death row.

    • @APersonOnYouTubeX
      @APersonOnYouTubeX ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@chickentowel7036 haha
      Singaporeans don’t believe in second chances, even if they do, they don’t wanna be the one in that situation where they give someone the second chance

    • @alainportant6412
      @alainportant6412 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@APersonOnTH-camX And they certainly didn't ask the inmates for their permission or willingness to appear in the video

  • @limwaik
    @limwaik 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    Respected both prison guards and prisoners who accepted for interview on this video. Thank you for taught about good manner and respected. 👍

  • @DrillCenter-mf1yg
    @DrillCenter-mf1yg 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

    From what I can see, it's very interesting how the images get so happy over such small things like tea or coffee. It shows you that you only cherish things one they are taken away.

  • @phoenix21studios
    @phoenix21studios 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2048

    When I first started working as a corrections officer I was scared to be in the rooms with the inmates (15-33 per large cell) and over time I realized they are just normal people like anyone else, the kind of people you would see in a grocery store or a gas station. Most of them just had a bad time in their life or unfortunate events to place them behind bars. Very few were troubled people that should remain separated from society for years.

    • @tapasyatyaga4041
      @tapasyatyaga4041 2 ปีที่แล้ว +129

      I'm a retired criminal defense attorney. I agree with your assessment.

    • @JojoplusBo
      @JojoplusBo 2 ปีที่แล้ว +47

      I’m a friend of an acting Defence Attorney that would also agree with your assessment. She has taught me to not judge without knowing full facts as to why some people end up on the other side of the law. The hows .. the whys and an understanding of circumstances in their lives that may… and contribute to bad choices made.
      (Not quite convinced me of the Jeffery Dahmers of the world yet)

    • @VeniVizzleVici
      @VeniVizzleVici 2 ปีที่แล้ว +57

      You must work at a very easy-going prison. A few of the prisons I was at were literal battlegrounds.

    • @JojoplusBo
      @JojoplusBo 2 ปีที่แล้ว +21

      @@VeniVizzleVici … I’ve seen many documentaries on prisons. I can honestly say… I admire anyone who work in Correctional facilities, a career not for the faint hearted, by no means.
      Thank you fo your service, anyone putting their life on the line for others has my utmost respect JR!
      Blessings from🇦🇺

    • @phoenix21studios
      @phoenix21studios 2 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      @@VeniVizzleVici it was rural east coast. The hardened guys actually behaved well because they didnt want to be bothered, a few would come along and try to "run the cell" and end up fighting but for the most part it was the first time people that gave me trouble, the didnt understand how their bad behavior would instantly be corrected and they should find themselves in solitary.

  • @jamesstone5851
    @jamesstone5851 2 ปีที่แล้ว +414

    To the inmates who are released this year, I hope you see this. I am rooting for you and I hope you stay on the right path. - From England

    • @theozzy4717
      @theozzy4717 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      A lovely message, greetings also from England!

    • @zayanumar5560
      @zayanumar5560 2 ปีที่แล้ว +24

      @@theozzy4717 I was one of them but I was released last year....currently planning my next robbery...

    • @theozzy4717
      @theozzy4717 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @@zayanumar5560 good for you👍🏼

    • @zayanumar5560
      @zayanumar5560 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @@theozzy4717 atleast this time i won't get caught since iam doing my research from the Internet that's how iam making my plan....its been 7 years since I was locked up...

    • @ryanmcdonald6783
      @ryanmcdonald6783 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@zayanumar5560 Me too Gru got me into jail! I'll get my vengeance Oh Yeahhh!

  • @HaradaCh
    @HaradaCh 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +247

    Man, unlike other prison footage, I felt like I'm gonna be insane just by few days inside this facility. Not because of how bad it is, but just by boredom. But just to be honest here, the inmate are treated SUPER WELL.

    • @gymguy4933
      @gymguy4933 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      But they sleep on floor

    • @mindlesssheep9116
      @mindlesssheep9116 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Why would you get bored? The inmates have access to books, and work full time for pay on weekdays. Only real problem is that you can't really masturbate in the cells, but them's the breaks,

    • @ashsherman
      @ashsherman 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      You know they still whack it

    • @bakedpotatoes5545
      @bakedpotatoes5545 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@mindlesssheep9116 why not?

    • @HaradaCh
      @HaradaCh 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@mindlesssheep9116 thats the point

  • @Misty-ge2mb
    @Misty-ge2mb ปีที่แล้ว +38

    The fact they get put into a maximum security prison for drug consumption is baffling.

    • @milkzuk6908
      @milkzuk6908 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      The whole sentences are baffling and retarded rules about hooks. Just makes the hard work look stupid

    • @griddycheese
      @griddycheese 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Drug addiction ruins families and sometimes you hurt people under the influence zero tolerance of crime and narcotics is how we got here and how we stay here you nurgle nut

    • @vivichase
      @vivichase 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Singapore also issues the death penalty for drug trafficking. They take their drug control very seriously.

    • @printerink697
      @printerink697 หลายเดือนก่อน

      repeat offense

  • @sm0kei38
    @sm0kei38 ปีที่แล้ว +222

    the guy who had 50 days left and has saved a snack for everyday until his realize is real motivation right there, truly amazing and at the moment i type this he is out of prison, i hope he chooses to do right and good in life!

    • @euphka7687
      @euphka7687 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Almost like he's not even a crim and just got done for drug consumption (probably weed) 🤔

  • @johnteng4616
    @johnteng4616 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1427

    Kudos to CNA and SPS for producing and approving this candid portrayal of prison life! Also wishing a fulfilling and meaningful civilian life to the soon to be released inmates.

    • @zayanumar5560
      @zayanumar5560 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Kudos word is becoming popular in the comment section

    • @vandarkholme7759
      @vandarkholme7759 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Nothing candid about this. Full of wayang

    • @damienlee927
      @damienlee927 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@vandarkholme7759 Nothing wayang about this. Full of ignorance

    • @vandarkholme7759
      @vandarkholme7759 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@damienlee927 u clearly know nothing about Singaporean media

    • @johnanderson9494
      @johnanderson9494 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@damienlee927 They forgot to show prisoners being whipped.

  • @SR-pr2xz
    @SR-pr2xz ปีที่แล้ว +28

    These guys who openly said they are gang members are lucky. I remember the case of a guy around 20yrs ago. He had been imprisoned as a gang head in the 60s under the national security laws, with indefinite detention (without trial from memory) and they were still holding him.

  • @ellee2937
    @ellee2937 ปีที่แล้ว +88

    Great documentary kudos to CNA i am a big fan of all your stories this one is eye opening showing the vulnerability & challenges of both inmates & prison staff, the govt did a good job on providing all the activities & psychological supports to rehabilitate the inmates hope many countries would emulate this & good that its in 4’parts so more indepth exploring the lives of the inmates & their families struggles, in the end they r all just as human as everyone else they may have been sentenced but they also need love & support of loved ones even though some have tough & thuggish exteriors wish them all well & more positive outcomes from their incarceration, i wish all of them & their families well & God bless

    • @msain427
      @msain427 ปีที่แล้ว

      Why is everyone speaking English

    • @vivichase
      @vivichase 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@msain427 English is lingua franca in Singapore. Everything in the government and any formal institution all use English. English is the dominant language spoken at home for over half of households.

  • @manoellainvulnerable3078
    @manoellainvulnerable3078 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1000

    from a country like Singapore i didnt expect less, so well organised and always ready to educate ppl, meditation music for the inmates WOW... and they are all so polite and respectful.

    • @steveanton763
      @steveanton763 2 ปีที่แล้ว +76

      I found the 15 minutes of music patronising. We've found music helps inmates mental health.....so we play them 15 minutes of "meditation" Muzak once a day instead of having a music program or letting them have access to music in their cells. It was designed for one thing so when you heard it you'd be impressed with how forward thinking and caring they are.

    • @Pretparry
      @Pretparry 2 ปีที่แล้ว +48

      @@steveanton763 Agreed, this all seems a bit faked to me.

    • @creatornununu6895
      @creatornununu6895 2 ปีที่แล้ว +53

      to bad they dont have beds in their cell lol

    • @sgyoutuberfanpolice6086
      @sgyoutuberfanpolice6086 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @@creatornununu6895 Its too hot and there's no space

    • @JustSomeSuy805
      @JustSomeSuy805 2 ปีที่แล้ว +66

      @@Pretparry It is. It's quite literally government propaganda. Mediacorp is owned by the Singaporean government.

  • @anfield0109
    @anfield0109 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1362

    Honestly speaking as an ex inmate long time ago, the cleanliness has indeed improve so much compared to the past. However there are stupid laws imposed within the prison from the officers and higher up which is ridiculous. Some of them are plain stupid which I shall not disclose here. But with that being said, air is definitely fresher on the outside. Always think before u commit any crime because it ain’t worth it doing time inside be it 1, 2 or 3 years.

    • @taizi1975
      @taizi1975 2 ปีที่แล้ว +30

      Bro say leh, ynwa

    • @suzukigsx1807
      @suzukigsx1807 2 ปีที่แล้ว +31

      So now you selling those stupid keychains outside?

    • @tankman20064
      @tankman20064 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Must training yourself. To prepare

    • @xcre8ionx
      @xcre8ionx 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      You are stupid.. go inside for what.. 🤣

    • @taizi1975
      @taizi1975 2 ปีที่แล้ว +160

      @@xcre8ionx wah don't be cb la

  • @eyespliced
    @eyespliced ปีที่แล้ว +230

    It seems like a pretty safe sort of imprisonment. But also mindbendingly draconian in how the rules are laid out and enforced, almost or possibly to the point of being inhumane. (those straw mat "beds" seem real bad)

    • @FBI-lk2wn
      @FBI-lk2wn ปีที่แล้ว +51

      prison is meant to be something you'll regret not something that will make you comfortable and happy, it's meant to not make you go back to it, especially to people who commit such horrible crimes, so they're already quite lucky

    • @ramdas363
      @ramdas363 ปีที่แล้ว +34

      Almost? You'd know if you were in there, Singapore has pretty much perfect this system of oppressing through pointless rules and passive-aggressive micromanagement. They may not be physically beaten but make no mistake, this is mental torture.

    • @sirmaurice.-
      @sirmaurice.- ปีที่แล้ว +20

      @@FBI-lk2wn No. Prisons are for reintegration. That's why the US has such a high percentage of people who go back to prison after being released, they have almost no options outside.
      European Countries, especially northern countries, have prisons that almost look like hotels and have some of the lowest reincarnation rates.

    • @mn1083
      @mn1083 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@sirmaurice.- Finland

    • @Hitoshuratdn
      @Hitoshuratdn ปีที่แล้ว +11

      Compare this prison to the rest of Asia and it seems like heaven.

  • @bloop9074
    @bloop9074 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    I hope that the first guy is able to live well and adapt to after covid conditions, rooting for u bro

  • @josephkelly4893
    @josephkelly4893 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1460

    This is such a honest portrayal of prison life, not over the top BS that you get on other documentaries. Well done CNA. Peace Love Harmony.

    • @aln4244
      @aln4244 2 ปีที่แล้ว +37

      This is 100% fake. They take inmates and hang them in a room with their families next door, family isn't even allowed to give them a hug before hanging. Its a brutal country.

    • @obscurifyed
      @obscurifyed 2 ปีที่แล้ว +77

      @@aln4244 LOL. Hate this country much to the point of spreading lies😂😂😂😂. Hope your statement will satisfy your life

    • @rizpista
      @rizpista 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @@aln4244 where you from? I wonder how you know such liar story?

    • @bobafett5757
      @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +20

      Its a great documentary but somehow scripted.

    • @obscurifyed
      @obscurifyed 2 ปีที่แล้ว +22

      @@bobafett5757 If it’s not scripted, they’ll be talking abhorrent English

  • @mavis8365
    @mavis8365 2 ปีที่แล้ว +907

    Truly eye-opening. Props to CNA, the production team, inmates, and everyone involved to bring us this documentary!

    • @Prometheus574
      @Prometheus574 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @ 7:15, those inmates are still boys who need their mothers and fathers for guidance. See their childish attitudes.

    • @Sakisasvictorianmask
      @Sakisasvictorianmask 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@Prometheus574 What are you talking about, why are they childish?

    • @oceanman6313
      @oceanman6313 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@Prometheus574 what are you talking about? That’s their only source of freedom every single day, why wouldn’t they be excited for the only thing that changes in their life? the only thing childish here is you

    • @Prometheus574
      @Prometheus574 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@oceanman6313 Change in their life? What's that to them if they have been repeatedly committing offences and do their time continuously? A person who never learned from mistake is childish. If they're mature enough, then they shouldn't be inside the cells nor acting like what you saw in the video.

    • @nuggies5852
      @nuggies5852 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@Prometheus574 prison is to help changed them. They def learned their mistake once they got to prison

  • @tjrysanek9019
    @tjrysanek9019 ปีที่แล้ว +80

    I don't know what they bribed the inmates with but no one smiles that much when they spend 23 hours in a tiny cell alone.

    • @yaboipy
      @yaboipy ปีที่แล้ว


    • @lllrexerlll
      @lllrexerlll ปีที่แล้ว +20

      they probably got their sentences reduced by appearing on the video

    • @Iiro-co8xq
      @Iiro-co8xq ปีที่แล้ว +59

      ofc they will smile, they get human contact and are able to speak to someone.. imagine living by the same routine. most of the day alone and suddenly a camera crew comes along and speaks to you, it is a special day/days for them!

    • @aimies
      @aimies ปีที่แล้ว +23

      @@Iiro-co8xq fr I think some of them would be quite happy to have human interaction and have people listen to them.

    • @mydogsfacelookslikeastockp8275
      @mydogsfacelookslikeastockp8275 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      They were bribed by the chance to speak with people who care about their story

  • @alexpatterson9446
    @alexpatterson9446 ปีที่แล้ว +97

    The fact that they took away Boon’s origami piece is horrible, what do you expect them to do with that, give you a paper cut? They deserve MORE!

    • @Hobo_Elf
      @Hobo_Elf ปีที่แล้ว +22

      Yea true but the officers there stated that any source of material with wording on it or something that represents symbols could be used to communicate with other prisoners and plan things

    • @Hobo_Elf
      @Hobo_Elf ปีที่แล้ว +38

      They don’t deserve more. They’ve hurt and threatened the community. They may seem like good prisoners but they are bad citizens as mentioned in the documentary. But I do hope that they change and become better people

    • @alexpatterson9446
      @alexpatterson9446 ปีที่แล้ว +16

      @@Hobo_Elf yeah nah, i understand your perspective on this and appreciate you replying to me really well, its just that i think if the inmates were given more respect they may have a much higher chance of integrating into society successfully. as well as that the idea that an origami swan is a means of communicating to other prisoners through a locked door with holes that only open from the outside by a police officer is ridiculous, if communication is needed im sure yard time provides an excellent chance to spread information or any of the group activities. I just think that they gave them nothing and because of that they will never fully gain the respect and correct attitude towards law enforcement thus allowing the cycle of repeat offending to continue.

    • @Hobo_Elf
      @Hobo_Elf ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@alexpatterson9446 💯💯💯

    • @Tee_eej
      @Tee_eej ปีที่แล้ว +11

      I'm sure the guy had good intentions, but there's many instances of prisoners forging weapons out of innocuous items, you could slowly compress layers and water over several days to create a knife, for example.

  • @lotusseeds
    @lotusseeds 2 ปีที่แล้ว +488

    Thank you so much for uploading this series. I was admitted to changi and later transfered to portsdown prison in 2003 for 18 months. This series brings back a lot of memories. The prison facilities has slightly improved, they are still using the same types of blankets,floor mats and slippers🤣. Back in those days,the mugs were coloured, not transparent, the food boxes have changed to smaller ones. The old food boxes were bigger. 🤭 after watching episode 1, i finally know how the meals were prepared 🤣 those days i have always wonder about that.
    I remember sleeping on the cold floor, even with the mat is was still very cold at night. Thoses days staying in maximum security cell, they had the lights on 24 hours, it was hard to sleep with the lights on all night long, but i managed to get used to it. 👍good that now they have the lights off at night, so the inmates can sleep better😉

    • @NicquiMadden
      @NicquiMadden ปีที่แล้ว +29

      I can't believe there is no bed to sleep in!

    • @asadadil8695
      @asadadil8695 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      what was your charge, sister?

    • @GratDuForloradeArgumentet
      @GratDuForloradeArgumentet ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Must be hard to sleep on the floor. Wake up with pain?

    • @maximsamfira688
      @maximsamfira688 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Wow, were you really?

    • @lotusseeds
      @lotusseeds ปีที่แล้ว +15

      @@asadadil8695 i was charged for possession of drugs

  • @Rviolette84
    @Rviolette84 2 ปีที่แล้ว +608

    I've watched countless docs on prisons here in the Divided States of America, and one thing I can say is, after watching this one doc on Singapore prison practices, the American prison system could learn a thing or twelve from watching this one video. They've got it down packed on what rehabilitation truly means. Well done!

    • @Suomi91
      @Suomi91 2 ปีที่แล้ว +28

      You should check Scandinavia prisons. Almost like hotels

    • @noless
      @noless 2 ปีที่แล้ว +48

      They don't even have beds...

    • @killazilla44
      @killazilla44 2 ปีที่แล้ว +38

      @@noless No beds but they have their own showers that's pretty neat.

    • @josephpeterson3844
      @josephpeterson3844 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      I am curious, did you call it the divided states on purpose or was it a mistake? And if so, why?

    • @ZoeGamer101
      @ZoeGamer101 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@josephpeterson3844 because of covid rules, the left are to strict and the right are having more common sense:)

  • @stephanielong7055
    @stephanielong7055 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Very good! I learned alot! Thankyou.

  • @trapbois4573
    @trapbois4573 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    Crazy how doing work can actually be a positive, it allows those to actually value work because you get to move around and not be trapped in a cell looking at four walls and looking at absolutely nothing. Its psychologically very beneficial when deprived of doing nothing.

  • @LakshmananLM
    @LakshmananLM 2 ปีที่แล้ว +445

    I appreciate that CNA has made this documentary. In light of recent events, this programme has been timely. I have friends who have worked in Singapore's prison system, and they have nothing bad to say. I also am aware there's going to be comments on the element of official propaganda. Nevertheless, I find that you guys have handled it well to show both staff and inmate the empathy and respect they deserve. Cheers and thanks for this wonderful insight.

    • @jackswanson1725
      @jackswanson1725 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      LookUp Prison Fight - Cut over a Kit Kat
      🍫 🔪 😂

    • @AdamOwenBrowning
      @AdamOwenBrowning ปีที่แล้ว

      @qopoy dnon yea u right dawg I'll decline the joint my mate's burning because the ridiculous Singaporean justice system puts people away for several YEARS if they are seen inhaling from it LOL
      This is the "Be scared of the law. Don't question why, just be scared of the prison time" mentality. it doesn't teach anyone anything about behaving justly in society. It creates adult children.

    • @APersonOnYouTubeX
      @APersonOnYouTubeX ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@jackswanson1725 that sounds and looks like a comedic sketch

    • @APersonOnYouTubeX
      @APersonOnYouTubeX ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@jackswanson1725 or just ur average American prison

    • @compsigh9275
      @compsigh9275 ปีที่แล้ว

      Lol put to death for cannabis. So progressive Singapore! 🤡

  • @awfully.average
    @awfully.average 2 ปีที่แล้ว +100

    Cook : we put the food in trolleys to ensure the food stays warm when it reaches the inmates.
    Inmate : I'd score the food 0/10 because it's cold and hard.

  • @nisargpednekar4762
    @nisargpednekar4762 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    If there were prisons like these in India, every single homeless person would be committing serious crime

  • @DistinctiveDrawings
    @DistinctiveDrawings 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +44

    This genuinely looks wholesome, in a way. These prisons aren't overcrowded with gangs and groups fighting each other. It is filled with people who are regretful for what they do, and are serving their time.

    • @SharkBait309
      @SharkBait309 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      Are you nuts? This is the torture. No socializing, No creativity, No matress or blanket. Complete dehumanizing.
      You cant even have a piece of paper to wrote toughts Down
      Imagine doing 3 years in this place, you would go insane. Literally.

    • @faitaccompli3350
      @faitaccompli3350 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@SharkBait309they have to be punished somehow they don’t deserve those extra niceties otherwise why bother putting them in prison. Maybe you should watch the video on Haitian prisons THOSE are dehumanizing and will drive someone insane.

    • @The.4nimaL
      @The.4nimaL 27 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      @@faitaccompli3350Well.. One guy is there for using drugs and sentence to over 3 years.. The punishment don´t fit the crime.

    • @NatPlayzRBLX_24
      @NatPlayzRBLX_24 26 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@The.4nimaLDrugs are taken seriously in Singapore so honestly 3 years is rather lucky already.

    • @Mr_Fission
      @Mr_Fission 14 วันที่ผ่านมา +3

      "Hey there is a foreign film crew coming through tomorrow. You will smile, be happy, and tell them how much you love being here. If you don't, we will hit you with a stick and confine you to your cell round-the-clock for the next week. Even if you say you don't like it here, we will confiscate the film of you saying it, so nobody will ever know, and you'll get punished anyways."
      Yeah. Super wholesome. I'm sure they love it there.

  • @omarelimarath
    @omarelimarath 2 ปีที่แล้ว +24

    To say simply it's a full discipline hell of no where a man will learn if he is alone at home. Very clean prison I've ever seen in maximum security prisons doc and great job for CNA doc. I appreciated your doc and i hope you get an award for this doc someday

  • @itzmeying5886
    @itzmeying5886 2 ปีที่แล้ว +32

    I love how the prisoners in Singapore is like accepting it like “ i did something wrong this is my punishment while in my country they try to escape and fight back

    • @kittenmimi5326
      @kittenmimi5326 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Nah they just chose the nicer inmates for interview.... there may be a lot who fight back they just dont get interviewed

  • @simonjones3863
    @simonjones3863 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    They all have respect for each other. Very good.

  • @JonnyTGood
    @JonnyTGood ปีที่แล้ว +1

    The morning soothing music is a fantastic idea! They should implement that in all jails!

  • @ea5126
    @ea5126 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    I think it’s the only “jail cell” I’ve seen that guards greet each inmate’s a “good morning” during head count inspection first thing in the morning!🥰

  • @RiceSnow777
    @RiceSnow777 2 ปีที่แล้ว +84

    This is the most arresting series that CNA had produced. I was so engrossed and intrigued.

    • @___Anakin.Skywalker
      @___Anakin.Skywalker 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      All you need to do is commit a terrible crime and you can live what those scums are going through rn.

  • @MafaldAaNge
    @MafaldAaNge 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    This was so interesting, I have never thought how Singaporean jails are different to other jails in different countries.

  • @russianspysleazeball1126
    @russianspysleazeball1126 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

    That cell search was intense, I nearly fainted at the sign of the improvised hook and don't even get me started with the origami crane

  • @xilnes7166
    @xilnes7166 2 ปีที่แล้ว +205

    18:24 ... For anyone who didn't understand when he said ' to own a car before 30'. Singapore is a small city-state and one of the most expensive countries in the world to own a car. You will first need to have a license to own a car (0r a bike ) referred to as a COE (Certificate of Entitlement ) which by itself costs 50k-80k also it expires after 10 years. To own a car is a luxury indeed. A second-hand car that you typically buy in the US for 10-15k can easily be as much as 100-120k$ in Singapore and on top of that road costs toll fees parking are also 10 times more. Older cars are banned to be imported or owned cars that don't pass emission rules are exported out. So you generally only see newer modern cars on the road. This system is partly to encourage public transport and reduce traffic. It's got the best public transport system you don't need a car, also the fact that it's so small. So if he had a house and also a car before 30 years old dude was a high roller...

    • @frenchgirl75000
      @frenchgirl75000 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Thanks for your explanations

    • @aesyamazeli8804
      @aesyamazeli8804 2 ปีที่แล้ว +23

      You don't even need a car in Singapore the whole country/island can be traversed by your own legs. Unless you like going to Malaysia

    • @muhdirfan1183
      @muhdirfan1183 2 ปีที่แล้ว +26

      He is my cousin and he did accomplished himself as a successful person. He had everything and definitely a high roller. Was shocked to see his face here didn’t know he got sentenced 😅

    • @KR-wd1ii
      @KR-wd1ii 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@muhdirfan1183 who's your cousin?

    • @slashd
      @slashd 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Do they use bicycles, ebikes and scooters like the Xioami M365 a lot in Singapore?

  • @18000rpm
    @18000rpm 2 ปีที่แล้ว +18

    Fascinating and very well done.

  • @Sambxyz
    @Sambxyz ปีที่แล้ว +56

    I was once in the central prison of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for two months. The Singapore jail looks like a 5 star hotel in comparison. But the best thing in the Saudi jail was that there were 300 people in my section with whom I had fascinating conversations.
    I was wrongly imprisoned (they all say that), but I received a royal pardon and was even invited to Washington to meet the then Secretary of State!

  • @bobafett5757
    @bobafett5757 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    *Wow !!!! This episode has become the most viewed and popular video in this channel so congrats CNA Insider and this episode producer*

  • @Asian6oy
    @Asian6oy 2 ปีที่แล้ว +736

    being in Changi Prison is obviously not "cool" but to have a reality documentary which raises awareness of the life inside so others won't resort to doing illegal activities is kind of iconic.

    • @fotoz2363
      @fotoz2363 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      The prison will never stop the criminal activities, you can see some of them are repeat offenders, so that already defeats your naive argument.

    • @sweetcupcake2741
      @sweetcupcake2741 2 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @FarikoWishless
      @FarikoWishless 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@invalleria iConic is what he said.

    • @sj4iy
      @sj4iy 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Prison does nothing to stop crime. Social reform, schooling for everyone and well paying jobs are what stop criminal acts.

    • @Nightwolf2595
      @Nightwolf2595 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@sj4iy That won't stop crime, necessarily. It might stop crime done due to desperation, but not crime as a whole
      There are those that just want to watch the world burn.
      Those that don't listen to authority (even if they are good or not)
      Those that are adrenaline junkies that can't find anything good enough other than being chased by police, on foot or in a car.

  • @astridhanl4861
    @astridhanl4861 2 ปีที่แล้ว +82

    This is so much different to all the prison documentaries I saw about the US, Russia, Bangladesh.. This is actually amazing. There's a lot of respect and focus on rehabilitation. For what we are allowed to see

    • @winnerwinnerporkbellydinner
      @winnerwinnerporkbellydinner 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      Ah yes, focusing on rehabilitation by treating them like dogs for the duration of their sentence, making them sleep on the ground, lay on the ground to receive bread and their meals. So humane

    • @JohnWayne-dh8gl
      @JohnWayne-dh8gl ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Did we watch the same video? The way these prisoners are treated would be considered torture in many countries. Small block with no bed, and nothing aside from a toilet and a medium height showerhead. I'd choose US prisons over Singaporeans ones, and I say this as someone who despises America's prison system.

    • @nicholasleow6692
      @nicholasleow6692 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@JohnWayne-dh8gl The straw mats are to stop inmates from hiding dangerous weapons because some inmates have that habit which in turn will endanger everyone's life.

    • @terryofford4977
      @terryofford4977 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Having lived in Singapore for number of years (as a British Serviceman) I am familiar with Changi Prison ( Used by the Japanese in WW2,) The place is strict, spotlessly clean and serves a purpose which is to put offenders into training and meeting social requirements once their Prison Time is over. In my years in Law Abiding Singapore, I can say that it is the cleanest, most interesting and well run country, despite the tiny size, everything is Up To The Minute in terms of modernism. Especially most countries in the 'Outside World' can learn from this amazing, beautiful tiny Island with its wonderful attitudes,Population and Government. Terry Offord

    • @mainesobari
      @mainesobari ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@JohnWayne-dh8gl tortured as in what. stop tryna justify the reasoning behind all this as torture. you're not in prison to ENJOY, you're there because you did something wrong. Everything is transparent to avoid hiding things/smuggling so as to not let them go back to their old ways. Some of them do drugs, smuggling etc. And it's also to protect the officers.

  • @pm2886
    @pm2886 ปีที่แล้ว +76

    To all those pointing out the straw mat for sleeping ... many Asian cultures sleep without mattresses. Even when they do use them, they're much thinner than what we use in the West. As for blankets etc, in South East Asia it's common to sleep uncovered. It's very hot and humid, after all.

    • @CharlesXavier-jr9pv
      @CharlesXavier-jr9pv ปีที่แล้ว +5

      ........ ummm no, people from Singapore do not sleep on straw mats on concrete...... Have you ever tried sleeping on concrete?

    • @timngim583
      @timngim583 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@CharlesXavier-jr9pv Yes we do. You don't do it doesn't mean the rest of us don't do

    • @CharlesXavier-jr9pv
      @CharlesXavier-jr9pv ปีที่แล้ว

      @@timngim583 really.. cause from my research most are sleeping on wood not concrete

    • @luftwaifucolonel
      @luftwaifucolonel ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@CharlesXavier-jr9pv Hey, not all of us have the luxury of affording a mattress.

    • @kelvingunawan1099
      @kelvingunawan1099 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      ​@@CharlesXavier-jr9pvI have fluffy mattress but I like sleeping on my granite tiles lol. It's hard like concrete but colder.

  • @bobafett5757
    @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +268

    *Well done CNA Insider this is another well produced local world class standard documentary and every aspect of it is so excellently designed and executed and surely well delivered*

    • @tankman20064
      @tankman20064 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Yes. It will do training for those who spread fake news against the govt. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • @bobafett5757
      @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@tankman20064 Once inside there ownself will be spread further.

    • @Rock3re
      @Rock3re 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Totally agreed 👍🏽👍🏽

    • @bobafett5757
      @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@Rock3re Indeed its an award winning documentary.

    • @samuraiboi2735
      @samuraiboi2735 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@tankman20064 tbh if its fake news im very sure the channel would be deletes for stating fake stuff and besides that the channel wont exist in the first place for faking stuff.

  • @smonyboy
    @smonyboy 2 ปีที่แล้ว +111

    unless you're a violent inmate, solitary is never a way to rehabilitate the soul..

    • @deviluv85
      @deviluv85 2 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      Ya man easily drive one crazy. Even one year sentence felt like ten

    • @leo1976
      @leo1976 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      Covid ma. Solitary is so that covid will not spread within prison.

    • @tankman20064
      @tankman20064 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@deviluv85 think of the bright side. At least you feel you live in ur life. Outside is 1 year like 1 month only

    • @freekillwolfteam
      @freekillwolfteam 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      from what they show, its not their first time in prison either, so maybe that has something to do with it

    • @kac0809
      @kac0809 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Already say is maximum security prison Liao :( ofc is special case la

  • @kazmi0.01
    @kazmi0.01 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    I am astonished and glad as well after watching this documentary, I know these prisoners are not living a happy life but its so much better than other prisoners of the world where prisons are dirty,overcrowded, unhygienic food,abuse and much more,i appreciate Singapore government for providing atleast a respectful life and behaviour of staff for making them good citizens .

  • @behindthepie9430
    @behindthepie9430 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    Wow. this really shows where United States prisons fall short. This looks like a suitable punishment for crimes, but it also looks like a way to change a persons life for the better.

  • @nalanat
    @nalanat 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    Great documentary. Keep it up, CNA!

  • @naishah1781
    @naishah1781 ปีที่แล้ว +24

    Finally i juz found this vid. All dark memories came back to me. It will always stay with you anyway. Ive been in n out from such incarceration here n there since i was 18. Thank GOD 🤲 i finally succeeded to live a normal sane person at age 46. 2005 was my last episode which the chapter is closed for good. I lived a simple life now but much happier n contented. Went thru a lot juz to evade those trickery path in life. Eventually i prevail with my family support n my concrete determination to improve my life. Thank u GOD. To all those wannabes i must say theres nothing to be proud of. Do some soul-searching coz living there is a misery.Regrets is what we get.

  • @batosalangit1438
    @batosalangit1438 18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    a prison documentary has a jolly music. 2022 was such a different time

  • @kaythreefox6005
    @kaythreefox6005 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Ive watched this whole thing 1 time before and..a lot has stuck out to me. Like I think back on this documentary a lot. Like how organized their cell has to be and how little they actually have and how they have to take care of what little they have...for instance their spoon and mug. Its fascinating. I wouldnt wanna be there...but with my mental health issues there were plenty of times where if I lost grip or didnt take my meds I would be in jail (usa. So nothing like this...honestly from other docs..much much worse.) Makes me wanna work extra hard to keep my anger in check and not be so impulsive.

    • @ayonsenroy410
      @ayonsenroy410 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I know how you feel. To keep your anger in check you can try guided meditation and try Buddhism, not the religion, the philosophy. In true Buddhism, one can follow any religion but still be a Buddhist. (The word Buddha means awakening one's best self within oneself through meditation, compassion and best practices)

  • @lissalane1
    @lissalane1 ปีที่แล้ว +350

    I really liked this program too. It is not over the top and cheesy, just honest and up front what these guys have to go through each day. It would be so hard to stay in a wee little section day in , day out. I give these guys credit because it takes a whole lot of patience and control to not freak out daily. I have subscribed and will definitely be watching this channel. Thank you.

    • @kittenmimi5326
      @kittenmimi5326 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      There is no rehab program they suppose to sit and do nothing all day they cannot even fold paper, I know they are criminals but it's commendable that some people manage to not go insane

    • @davidcarothers3311
      @davidcarothers3311 ปีที่แล้ว

      Crooked Killary Clinton needs this!!

    • @Soloisbac
      @Soloisbac 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      r u irish?

    • @doblingamez1731
      @doblingamez1731 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@kittenmimi5326they have the option of signing up for programs

    • @TDK67DK
      @TDK67DK 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Most people have mental breakdown during their first week. Screaming and crying. Feeling like they are dying, can´t breathe and stuff like that. Prison is no joke even in a safe prison. Now imagine that mental pressure with 3 convicted murderers as a person being there just for minor issues like debt and stuff :D life long experience.

  • @SH-AQ_1
    @SH-AQ_1 2 ปีที่แล้ว +172

    This is a massive eye opener even though I have several people I know that have experienced living in the prison. And props to CNA again to show our country's prison life

    • @marron2122
      @marron2122 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Singapore prison is quite luxurious kind of prison compared to other countries that all packed like sardines....

    • @ozzierabbit587
      @ozzierabbit587 ปีที่แล้ว

      Quite the strict regimen. Everything in perfect order. Eat, sleep, and do everything else on the floor. 4 slices of bread and a beverage for breakfast. Inmates may be subject to caning. Don't get busted in Singapore!

  • @rikapuspitasari4762
    @rikapuspitasari4762 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    Amazing, negara lain harus meniru singapore, aku bangga melihat ini walaupun aku bukan orang Singapore, pantas negara kalian berkembang pesat👍👍👍

  • @samsplayground8646
    @samsplayground8646 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    this is great

  • @AliBaba-vw7mo
    @AliBaba-vw7mo 2 ปีที่แล้ว +31

    A cell with neither a bed nor mattress... interesting… If the prison is so concerned about an inmate’s mental health to the point where they play calming music, do they also know that a good nights sleep has been scientifically proven to significantly improve mental health?

    • @aesyamazeli8804
      @aesyamazeli8804 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Yeah even if they don't want them to kill themselves with the mattress or whatever, maybe directly pad the floor?

    • @chloemiddleton6612
      @chloemiddleton6612 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      EXACTLY!!! It’s terrible. The Singapore prison system thinks they’re being so nice and accomodating. When really they need to get their priorities straight.

  • @bobafett5757
    @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +197

    *Congrats CNA Insider this Part 1 documentary has crossed over 1.6 Million views in just under 5 days and still trending at number 2 and everyone now is looking forward for Part 3 and 4 so Well Done CNA for producing this excellent and informative documentary*

    • @ztuzar163
      @ztuzar163 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Hey just a warning Mr.Fett, Cad Bane is looking for you ! And he looked absolutely steaming !!

    • @bobafett5757
      @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@ztuzar163 I am looking for him too cos I got huge bounty for his ventilator mask that can save us all from the next pandemic.

    • @stonetrapz1804
      @stonetrapz1804 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      CNA that you?

  • @moritzwalter1089
    @moritzwalter1089 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    Im so glad to live in germany. Over here our prison system is completely dedicated to rehab. (Of course we also have maximum security and prisons for people who got a life long setence). But in here you get normal good quality food, furniture, work (and also stuff like TV‘s and so on). You can educate yourself and also work outside the prison (if your sentence allows u to)😊

    • @chaytonhurlow840
      @chaytonhurlow840 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      That's how it should be.
      Containment and rehabilitation,
      Not punishment and revenge

    • @shashankdixit8949
      @shashankdixit8949 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      That singapore is alot safer then germany

  • @johnmadara1252
    @johnmadara1252 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    this is so bizzare, they are trying so hard to make it look good but its so bad its impossible to even pretend like it is

  • @dillanmistry
    @dillanmistry 2 ปีที่แล้ว +317

    It hurts to think what they must feel like months in, liberty shouldn’t be taken for granted

    • @CodyRhodesArsenalBills
      @CodyRhodesArsenalBills 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      The first days are usually the toughest.

    • @qracer5708
      @qracer5708 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@CodyRhodesArsenalBills yea and imagine your back pains too

    • @disturbedvelo7199
      @disturbedvelo7199 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@CodyRhodesArsenalBills first month you meant there body gotta get use to sleeping on that shi which isn’t good either way they might get use to it but it’s bad for there body def

    • @jamakiaheckert1869
      @jamakiaheckert1869 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3


    • @mistress9sama
      @mistress9sama 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      It hurts but these folks are not going into prison blind. Most do admit they are full cognizant this is the deserved punishment for their consequences.

  • @orangetree4470
    @orangetree4470 2 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    Thank you CNA, now we know more about life of a cell mates. Brilliant program.

  • @petergarcia8225
    @petergarcia8225 ปีที่แล้ว +32

    In the kitchen, I would approve knife use for trust. It gives a good mental practice that the inmates can gain trust from each other and gain sense of responsibility, but that would be also in a dependent situation.

  • @frostywarrior4649
    @frostywarrior4649 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    If i ever had to go to prison, i would like to go to this one... It actually seems like a place where someone who made a mistake can atone for his crime and be a better man afterwards

  • @barbaragriffin898
    @barbaragriffin898 ปีที่แล้ว +227

    I am in shock because where I stay in the United States the prison is nothing like this especially with the treatment on inmates and conditions with officers. It’s a lot of violence out here and death. The people here seem to have way better treatment and everything else. It’s good to see that somewhere there is actually facilities that do care about the inmates like this and that treat them very decent

    • @griffinmackenzie
      @griffinmackenzie ปีที่แล้ว

      Yeah I'm sure the guy getting beat with no bed or personal belongings has it real good

    • @nevadatan7323
      @nevadatan7323 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      ​@@nikkicherry6559 for good reason. It creates equality to reduce extortion and violence among inmates. It reduces risk of suicide and self harm. It provides no distraction so inmates can get immersed into rehabilitation and self reflection. And resets the inmates value systems in their lives, and theres the motivation of reward for good behaviour 🙃

    • @barbaragriffin898
      @barbaragriffin898 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@hirondelle8734 thank you for giving me a better understanding of things because I was confused I appreciate you

    • @hungtsan9733
      @hungtsan9733 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      They’re all drug charges these aren’t even murders

    • @alexxenaosas2416
      @alexxenaosas2416 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      they eat better then me .. !

  • @1ofsociety-wheretheelitemi457
    @1ofsociety-wheretheelitemi457 2 ปีที่แล้ว +84

    Thank you for the respectful way you portrayed this documentary. Very tastefully done

  • @Zawazuki
    @Zawazuki 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    This was super cool.

  • @greyspinzon
    @greyspinzon 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    They have a very reasonable prison system and everything seems really organized! But the lacks of beds is honestly shocking

  • @rosariolarion7979
    @rosariolarion7979 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    A very compelling video. Thank you 🙏 for treating them fairly and justly. Hopefully their journey when their time is completed they will go to the right path. Giving chances to any individuals is humane. Keep safe you all.

    • @Qtip760
      @Qtip760 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Death penalty is pretty just 😂

  • @chickentender4037
    @chickentender4037 2 ปีที่แล้ว +18

    The inmate that missed "outside" food -. I feel for him. Food in Singapore is amazing. At last count, 49 Michelin star restaurants for hawker stalls and higher end restaurants in that tiny island nation should give an idea of how wonderful and varied the local cuisine is.

  • @bonalcantara
    @bonalcantara 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thanks CNA! This gave me a new perspective. By the way, Singaporean English is really unique in a good way. : )

  • @whisperer5204
    @whisperer5204 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    These people were lucky than the homeless people in the streets..They have daily meals,clean place,medicines,bodyguards 24 hours..compared to the street dwellers with no shelters on rainy days and scorging sun..God Bless Singapore thank you for being humane to these brothers.

  • @jeeyuantan7711
    @jeeyuantan7711 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

    great documentary, inspires empathy

  • @andrewlim9345
    @andrewlim9345 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

    Thanks this is an interesting documentary which looks at prison life from both sides of the fence. Bleak and rigid but also humane with an emphasis on rehabilitation. Both staff and prisoners are human beings with aspirations.

  • @onkelandre4307
    @onkelandre4307 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    And this is for sure a Masterpiece for Singapore Jails. Sleeping on a Streew Mat, Getting your Food like a Dog, Feigned Friendliness

  • @bethzacharski2636
    @bethzacharski2636 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Wow, the music is soothing. They probably do better with rehabilitation than we do that’s for sure. The punishment it self reduces crime and there are fewer crimes.

  • @Rock3re
    @Rock3re 2 ปีที่แล้ว +502

    This is truly good documentary. A eye opener indeed . After seeing the video you dun want to commit any crimes and end up in that cell . It’s really nightmare. But if we’re to compare with other countries tough prisons Singapore holds a tough prison but they care about changing them and not brutal like other toughest prisons in the world. Looking forward to part 2……

      @PAYDAYHEDGE 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      I rather stay in this Singapore prison than United States or south American prisons
      They are hell
      I won't be worried about someone knocking me out and make me his babe for the night, or some gang violence, extortion and violence, Singapore prison is paradise compare to other places

    • @Jane-ho6pg
      @Jane-ho6pg 2 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @neoniintention4536
      @neoniintention4536 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@PAYDAYHEDGE "make me his babe" ight that actually made ma chuckled a bit

    • @drewmarr
      @drewmarr 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      man singapore will throw u in jail for 3 years for jaywalking 🤣 their laws are absurd

    • @gloriaabad3092
      @gloriaabad3092 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Thats incredible. They are so strict yet they want the prisoners to learn and discipline and never break the rule of the law next time. Thank u for ur video.

  • @GrapeSoda66
    @GrapeSoda66 2 ปีที่แล้ว +81

    Another great production from CNA

  • @buddacafe
    @buddacafe 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    The ambient music is a great idea.

  • @wlmhs8245
    @wlmhs8245 ปีที่แล้ว +100

    I’m a case manager for inmates in the U.S i used to have a view on inmates that they were criminals and could never change. My job changed that to see them as people who made a wrong decision and some really do want to change their life but some just don’t have the resources to. It’s why I became case manager to actually make a difference to help me on their road to rehabilitation.

    • @behindthescenes9272
      @behindthescenes9272 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      How much is the salary of a prison guard In The US

    • @wlmhs8245
      @wlmhs8245 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@behindthescenes9272 it depends by state. It can range from $30,000-$40,000 in state prisons. To $50,000 and up for more dangerous and federal prisons.

    • @wlmhs8245
      @wlmhs8245 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I’m not a prison guard so I’m not really connected to all of that but I’ll say I make around $45,000 to $55,000 depending on my year.

    • @behindthescenes9272
      @behindthescenes9272 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Could you give me your fcb account? I'm a prison guard from a foreign country I want to ask you few questions if you don't mind

    • @behindthescenes9272
      @behindthescenes9272 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@wlmhs8245 that's a decent amount of money

  • @deanboardman5034
    @deanboardman5034 2 ปีที่แล้ว +231

    Good luck to all of them . I hope they can turn things around , everybody makes mistakes and everyone deserve a second chance , I was in prison once and a guard once told me " your punishment is just being here inside prison so why punish you even more , as long as you follow the rules "" .it just stook with me that

    • @crownic
      @crownic ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Respect 🙌

  • @realstraykids089
    @realstraykids089 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I love how the inmate's are very positive and unlike other countries.

  • @ailinseah3190
    @ailinseah3190 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Very good and educating documentary parents should watch with their preteens kids

  • @heyitskei97
    @heyitskei97 2 ปีที่แล้ว +96

    those two inmates who were showing the incorrect ways for them to exercise were so cool. Bold move and also they told the cameraman to keep recording 😂😂 I wish success for them 😆👏🏻

    • @expensivegurl4039
      @expensivegurl4039 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Haha they were quite funny but still kena scolded

    • @stephaniehall4953
      @stephaniehall4953 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      LookUp Prison Fight - Jumped Over a Jumprope
      It’s hilarious!! 😂

    • @Notoriousjunior374
      @Notoriousjunior374 ปีที่แล้ว

      Gonna be buddies once released!

  • @solomonlee4503
    @solomonlee4503 2 ปีที่แล้ว +36

    Honestly, SG prison is not tough but....very tough. The toughness is not physical, it psychological.

    • @googleuser2609
      @googleuser2609 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      All prisons are psychological -- and not just physical.

  • @connormullin4547
    @connormullin4547 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    The urinal in the shower is so smart. That is real Singaporean ingenuity lol. It is really impressive to see what is possible when a country has competent leaders with vision like Lee Kuan Yew or his successors, really a cool country. I expected it to be much more harsh with some of the more strict rules that exist in Singapore but this prison seems as practical and sensible as anything else in the country.

  • @wobudongpassword2596
    @wobudongpassword2596 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Brothers your new beginning start where you are all the best

  • @seannicolas8102
    @seannicolas8102 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    The way he arranged his packs of food, was so nice for my ocd. Thanks bro.

  • @XxRavExXCinemazZ
    @XxRavExXCinemazZ 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    Incredible video! Great job showing how the system out there rehabilitates its inmates to be successful citizens vs just being free from prison.

  • @user-di6gr6gc8x
    @user-di6gr6gc8x 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This has to be one of the most standard prison in the world. The fact they serve food depending on their diet is incredible. But im surprised theres no bed to sleep on.

  • @sntki8561
    @sntki8561 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I worked in the new Broadmoor hospital. We sre miles behind. This is incredible to see. Wow

  • @puzzLEGO
    @puzzLEGO 2 ปีที่แล้ว +383

    I’ll return to this video in a few months just so I can rewatch with the knowledge quite a few of these inmates will be free men

    • @zohrehjan
      @zohrehjan 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      I got a headache reading your comment. What were you trying to say?

    • @mistress9sama
      @mistress9sama 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@zohrehjan What he is trying to say that in a few months he will watch this video again because at that point some of the inmates will be already be released from their sentencing end date (since this documentary was recorded a few years back).
      Long story short, he's going to re-watch it. The fact of the inmates being released at that point is entirely redundant but hey, his opinion and he's entitled to it.

    • @charleneclark731
      @charleneclark731 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      you fell off😓😞

    • @zohrehjan
      @zohrehjan 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@mistress9sama alright ok, thank you for your explanation

  • @RobinRonin77
    @RobinRonin77 2 ปีที่แล้ว +58

    am hopeful that this series will change social stigmas and create greater awareness❤️ beyond those bars are humans with hearts hopes and dreams. my best wishes for them. keep on striving💯

    • @therunningpianist
      @therunningpianist 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Some of these humans don't seem to have the right dreams. Dude with kids yet in the slammer for the 4th time - so he had THREE previous chances to stop his life of crime, but clearly was unable to and unable to even set a good example for his kids. This is what the DPPs would easily be able to say is an incorrigible and repeat offender. Still got the cheek to complain about the food and that "when I do the illegal stuff and the money is good I went to eat restaurant all the time..." And the other guy who is very proud of "we have our means to get" contraband... If they are still thinking of ways to play fast and loose in prison, one can only hope for the best when they are released.