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Getting Ready To Be Released | Inside Maximum Security Part 4/4 | CNA Documentary

  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 12 เม.ย. 2024
  • In this last episode, are the inmates ready to return to a world beyond the gates of Changi Prison?
    Graceson prepares for a call with his daughter whom he has not spoken to for a year, while Khai takes another step in managing his emotions. Boon Keng has an opportunity that would see him serve the last part of his sentence in the community, but will he be able to convince his interviewers that he will not return to drugs?
    After 20 years, Iskandar is taking his O’ levels again, how will he fare this time? Rusdi will be released in a matter of days. Will he be able to stay out of trouble and get released as scheduled?
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  • @winnert8238
    @winnert8238 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2943

    When graceson’s daughter said the first word ‘papa’ in that crying tone, My heart sunken!
    I hope graceson will keep his promise to his daughter !

    • @cheche_braz
      @cheche_braz 2 ปีที่แล้ว +111

      I cried 😭

    • @jaytan8888
      @jaytan8888 2 ปีที่แล้ว +73

      touching. Hope graceson will cherish his life with family when he gets out.

    • @Coolwater_TED
      @Coolwater_TED 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14


    • @jammy6049
      @jammy6049 2 ปีที่แล้ว +49

      i cried too. Family is eveything. Be strong gal …. your papa loves & care for you ….

    • @brandenongkp
      @brandenongkp 2 ปีที่แล้ว +60

      I hope graceson will always remind himself to keep cool headed and Steer away from crime for his dear daughter.

  • @FallenSuperhero
    @FallenSuperhero 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3341

    Such an emotional end to a wonderful series! Didn’t expect to tear up, but here I am. Thank you Boon Keng, Iskandar, Rusdi, Graceson and Khai! We are all rooting for you!

    • @schizo3799
      @schizo3799 2 ปีที่แล้ว +45

      YAY Good luck guys hope you can make a future

    • @mikemiller6483
      @mikemiller6483 2 ปีที่แล้ว +41

      Wishing these guys the best and also to stay away from all of that bad stuff. It can destroy people.

    • @tyrecuskdale9571
      @tyrecuskdale9571 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @beezlebub9
      @beezlebub9 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      Rooting for all of them to do well by themselves and their families and have much better lives!

    • @onerandomguy.2794
      @onerandomguy.2794 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      No I'm not rooting for them, why u talking behalf of me?

  • @imivan05
    @imivan05 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1393

    That father daughter call just wrecked me. Really hope these lads could get through this part of their lives and have better days

    • @charmaine702
      @charmaine702 2 ปีที่แล้ว +59

      Especially the part when his daughter greeted him "Papa" 😭

    • @bobafett5757
      @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      Agreed such poignant moment like when Rusdi was released and hugged his mom I teared and wrecked as much.

    • @victoriaregina8344
      @victoriaregina8344 ปีที่แล้ว

      Hope will go in sit!

    • @victoriaregina8344
      @victoriaregina8344 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @bobafett5757
      @bobafett5757 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@victoriaregina8344 Sit where ?

  • @ykalimba8827
    @ykalimba8827 2 ปีที่แล้ว +713

    CNA Insider nailed this series. Learnt a lot of prisoner's persectives.

    • @StofStuiver
      @StofStuiver 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      You wont learn much of it, untill youve served time.

  • @user-xh2kw5eh1u
    @user-xh2kw5eh1u 2 ปีที่แล้ว +600

    Seeing how graceson talk to his child. I just hope he wake up and go good with the rest of his life. Don’t let his children go down his path.

    • @uglyduckling5218
      @uglyduckling5218 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      Pretty sure he did and he would take good care of his children upon release!

    • @catechin29
      @catechin29 2 ปีที่แล้ว +54

      yar, heart break when heard his daughter call him papa....

    • @arissajoan
      @arissajoan 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      If he want to change, he won’t go into jail so many times.

    • @pena1950
      @pena1950 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      @@arissajoan u trolling bro.

    • @jannoriko7465
      @jannoriko7465 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      I believe he can!

  • @nurirdina4650
    @nurirdina4650 2 ปีที่แล้ว +677

    I don’t even know iskandar but i teared when he got his results. I want more of this kind of series , it is really heartwarming. And when Graceson called his daughter, that part made me cried.

    • @bobafett5757
      @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      When Rusdi hugged his mom my tears flow naturally and I hope Rusdi will take good care of his mom who has sacrificed a lot for him.

    • @iskandar5487
      @iskandar5487 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      he really is amazing

  • @KhidAndFamily
    @KhidAndFamily 2 ปีที่แล้ว +475

    Never thought just the word "papa" while cracking her voice made me teared. I have a kid of my own and I just imagine how Graceson felt like having a loved one out there still waiting on him. Thank you CNA for doing this series. I wish all the inmates good journey to recovery mentally, physically and also to the society. Thank you Boon Keng, Rusdi, Graceson, Khai and Iskandar. All the best!

    • @renderz8435
      @renderz8435 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      She had a broken childhood because of him. SHe didnt deserve that. No kid deserved that

  • @devnax835
    @devnax835 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1121

    Genuinely wish all the best to them, especially Iskandar. He just got his results and is so optimistic, but there's still 7 more years until release and he'll be 48 then. Hope companies will still give him a chance, despite him being older and a ex-convict. Great series CNA, this was a great ride.

    • @EatMyShortsAU
      @EatMyShortsAU 2 ปีที่แล้ว +93

      I think he has already won. He is off the drugs, is spiritual, smart and alive. He was given a second chance and achieved a lot of personal growth.

    • @krollpeter
      @krollpeter 2 ปีที่แล้ว +22

      For these cases such as Iskandar where a great personal effort is clearly visible, they should give them a serious chance early on. The same probably also applies to Graceson.

    • @John_Smith_86
      @John_Smith_86 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      Ok lah. For the classifieds, he was looking at store keeper rather than manager or executive. So if he is willing to be reasonable, I think there is a job out there for him

    • @Michelle-cj2bm
      @Michelle-cj2bm 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Also it's his 5th time being incarcerated so he might struggle

    • @ohsehun6470
      @ohsehun6470 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@Michelle-cj2bm but this time it was 25 years so i doubt he will go into crime again

  • @sleepyhealer
    @sleepyhealer 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2192

    Can we have more of such series? I truly enjoy this

    • @mrcoco3562
      @mrcoco3562 2 ปีที่แล้ว +132

      Sure can, you will be prisoners and I be the police hahaz

    • @CuriousConnoisseurs
      @CuriousConnoisseurs 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      The type of guy who rather have an incrase of crimes to enjoy more such docus xD

    • @ApoNiApoTu
      @ApoNiApoTu 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Yeahhh..me too

    • @grumman020
      @grumman020 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      @@CuriousConnoisseurs Don't need to have an increase in crimes to do more of such documentaries xD

    • @Nabil_Aiman
      @Nabil_Aiman 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Yes i agree

  • @asyrantvs
    @asyrantvs 2 ปีที่แล้ว +760

    I feel like ive known these people and made friends with them after 4 episodes. I wish them all the best.

    • @vincenttan98
      @vincenttan98 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      would you welcome them into your home?

    • @nochannelname240
      @nochannelname240 2 ปีที่แล้ว +32

      @@vincenttan98 others idk, but boon keng probably, he is a charismatic person tbh, plus you can see a change in him

    • @douknodawae7805
      @douknodawae7805 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4


    • @Coolwater_TED
      @Coolwater_TED 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      @@nochannelname240 ikr😃Boon Keng actually remind me like those good students in class , v obedient type .
      The part may I hug you sir , really
      warm the cockles of everyone heart ❤️

    • @Trendleader863
      @Trendleader863 ปีที่แล้ว

      They would kill you the first chance they got

  • @jacuz6581
    @jacuz6581 2 ปีที่แล้ว +429

    I teared with Graceson. He may not have been a good citizen but he's clearly a good father and wants to do better for his teenage daughter. That's so heart wrenching but reassuring at the same time!

  • @huckerby
    @huckerby 2 ปีที่แล้ว +508

    CNA has had a stellar record of producing great documentaries in recent years, but this has got to be the best one yet. Honest, engaging and humanising these inmates, but without whitewashing their flaws or the crimes they had previously committed. Sergeant Muthan definitely deserves a raise for how he manages the inmates and their needs and emotions - certainly not an easy task by any means. I'm sure Graceson was glad that Sergeant Muthan was the one in the room with him when he was calling his daughter! I wish all the guys well from the bottom of my heart - may you one day read this comment when you've been released, and remember that your community is here to support you in your continuing journey away from crime and towards reintegration to our society. ♥

    • @vincenttan98
      @vincenttan98 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      the inmates are select prior to the filming, your naivety alarms me.

    • @huckerby
      @huckerby 2 ปีที่แล้ว +31

      @@vincenttan98 of course they were selected prior to filming, which part of my comment suggested that I thought otherwise?

    • @springpocket6941
      @springpocket6941 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Humanizing the inmates? Inmates get into trouble for having an extra towel hook in the bathroom and they have to tuck their shirt in or else they'd be in trouble lol these guys in primary school? Lol what a joke of a system

    • @revag3384
      @revag3384 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      @@springpocket6941 its called discipline you dumbass. nothing about that was inhumane. its prison, not a 5-star hotel

    • @mb-jade7661
      @mb-jade7661 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@springpocket6941 Have you ever seen or been in a US prison? You will thank god that you are in this one! Ignorant!

  • @mrcoco3562
    @mrcoco3562 2 ปีที่แล้ว +319

    I met ISKANDAR inside when I serve my 59day in prison, he is a good guy to chat with and very friendly... I hope he is doing well in everything

    • @imrank9282
      @imrank9282 2 ปีที่แล้ว +56

      Hope you're doing well too bro, rooting for you, life is hard but live a good wholesome life as much as you can 💪

    • @YS-eu4ne
      @YS-eu4ne 2 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      Hope you're okay as well bro 🙏🏻 do take care..

    • @DJNicShogun
      @DJNicShogun 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      So u are an excon but commented on other ppl post

    • @MercifulDeity
      @MercifulDeity ปีที่แล้ว +14

      @@DJNicShogun whats wrong with that?

    • @shannonmcglynn55
      @shannonmcglynn55 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@DJNicShogunStfu and point your nose elsewhere. People like you always gotta have a opinion…Always gotta have a voice. Take that negativity elsewhere.

  • @bennycom1
    @bennycom1 2 ปีที่แล้ว +232

    I was almost moved to tears when I see Rusdi’s mom hug him upon his release. And also the moment when Graceson’s daughter calling her dad PaPa. Indeed family is the very one thing people miss the most when behind bars. Hopefully this series can serve as a reminder to the society at large that crime does not pay. Beside thanking CNA, we also wanna thank Prison Service for granting the permission to allow the production of this wonderful series. Thanks a million. We’ll done CNA.

    • @bobafett5757
      @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Rusdi moments with his mum is so touching and heartwrenching I finally cried at the end.

  • @kenzone
    @kenzone 2 ปีที่แล้ว +229

    I hope Graceson's daughter watches this episode. Please, CNA, can you contact his daughter to alert her specially to this episode? I think it will mean a lot to her to know how much her dad loves and cares for her, and that she's not alone in this world.

    • @chickenmcnuggets9238
      @chickenmcnuggets9238 2 ปีที่แล้ว +24

      Can see Graceson loves his daughter. Maybe his daughter will be the crucial factor to prevent him from coming back to prison again.

  • @sitiaishah8180
    @sitiaishah8180 2 ปีที่แล้ว +394

    This whole entire documentary make me realise that we shouldn't take the smallest thing for granted and always be thankful for every thing and choose your path wisely ❤️

    • @springpocket6941
      @springpocket6941 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Or go to another country where their laws aren't as messed up. Good plan for the gym trainer, time to gtfo of the country lol 😆

    • @bobafett5757
      @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Wise comments and I truly agree.

  • @wongxinhao1996
    @wongxinhao1996 2 ปีที่แล้ว +190

    Iskandar has come a long way and has done really well. Not many of us can cramp an entire 4-year syllabus into a single year whilst lacking resources like tuition and timely remedial classes from teachers. I sincerely wish him all the best, and hope he will be able to find a stable job and stay clean for the rest of this life.

  • @jaeggirl
    @jaeggirl 2 ปีที่แล้ว +319

    Let's go Iskandar!!!! Rooting for his improvement in citizen behaviour when he gets released. I know that he will work very hard, but I hope that he can successfully get a diploma in logistics. Honestly with this documentary, I'm hoping more employers can let down their guards when they think to hire and give such people new chances in the society. Please.🙌🏼

    • @suzanaadawanable
      @suzanaadawanable 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      As long as the family support is strong they can make it.dont give up

    • @bobafett5757
      @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Yup lets go Iskandar hang on there you will be fine soon.

  • @Ramy-ql3tr
    @Ramy-ql3tr 2 ปีที่แล้ว +227

    I hope Rusdi will appreciate his mother more and not rely on her financially. After all the pain he put her through, she is his priority to take care of. All the best to all the inmates on this documentary.

    • @TheZone1007
      @TheZone1007 2 ปีที่แล้ว +34

      @@issadraco532 thanks. i thought i was the only one who doesn't have high hopes on him hahaha. i guess the turning point for me was when he said he wanted to relax and not work to his mum. even if it's just a seemingly minor ranting, it's a HUGE RED FLAG. oh and also the fact he wanted to leave sg just cause of the drug laws here

    • @lm8483
      @lm8483 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@issadraco532 i agree with your sentiments. well thought of response.

    • @Matthew-vc6vl
      @Matthew-vc6vl 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      notice how when the officer asked him to tuck in his shirt, he deliberately tucked out the middle portion. idk

    • @HbbH38
      @HbbH38 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Rusdi is what we would call the 'incorrigible' type. He can either change his mindset about drugs, or he can jolly well leave the country. Else he will be spending the rest of his life in drug rehabs and prison.

    • @ohsehun6470
      @ohsehun6470 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@issadraco532 gave a whole essay lol, but agreed. this guy will probably be right back in a few months

  • @darknezx9542
    @darknezx9542 2 ปีที่แล้ว +450

    To everyone on the series, especially Rusdi, if you're reading this, best wishes and I hope you and your families can heal. May you never reenter prison and stay on the right path!

    • @krollpeter
      @krollpeter 2 ปีที่แล้ว +22

      Rusdi studied so many things, man, he could be more than just a delivery rider.

    • @bobafett5757
      @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      Rusdi is a smart guy he can do great things outside.

    • @Aethelhadas
      @Aethelhadas 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Rusdi is so cute

    • @bobafett5757
      @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @@Aethelhadas Yup he is.

  • @sjsharma3297
    @sjsharma3297 2 ปีที่แล้ว +221

    What an *EXCELLENT* 4-part series. Kudos to the Prisons Service and the CNA production team for making this. Loads of lessons and insights here for all. I teared up more than once. Boon Keng, Iskandar, Rusdi, Graceson and Khai - thanks for letting us into your souls. It must have taken a lot to open up to the public that way. We will never forget it. May you all have peace, balance and success in your lives always!!!!

  • @rabiatul2183
    @rabiatul2183 2 ปีที่แล้ว +134

    Cried a few times watching this episode especially during the call between Graceson and his daughter.. I could hear how much his daughter must have missed him when she uttered "papa". Hopefully Graceson keeps his promise to always be with his family. Also happy for Iskandar for achieving satisfactory results! It was heartwarming to see Khai providing peer support. Wish Boon luck on passing the assessment and grant early release. Last but not least, sending good wishes to Rusdi, i hope he's adapting well outside. Thank you CNA for this wholesome series.

    • @joyllywoodb5402
      @joyllywoodb5402 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      he has hurt her a lot , he can't be there for her while he is in prison. Very hard for his daughter but he is still her dad

  • @shotolee1706
    @shotolee1706 2 ปีที่แล้ว +171

    wow i love iskandar’s character. he has an amazing attitude and he even wants to help others who were at the same position as him. i have some mad respect for that man !! i think graceson is a lovely man too. he really wants the best for his daughter and he wants to make changes for better too. Kudos to all the prisoners.. I hope their lives will be filled with more hope & happiness after their release

  • @kkurasaka
    @kkurasaka 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    i’m really happy for rusdi’s release. i really hope he lives his best life ever and doesn’t come back (to jail). i wish good luck to all of the other inmates

  • @alaisa9393
    @alaisa9393 2 ปีที่แล้ว +53

    accidentally clicked the first ep and now here I am to the last part. I cried during Graceson's phone call with his daughter, I know how much a struggle it is not having your father around while growing up. I'm also rooting for Iskandar, this guy is so grateful and optismistic! I hope he can do all his plans after his release and inspire others.
    such an interesting series, I was so amazed with their facilities and the programs for inmates, kudos also to the officers and psychologists!

  • @alexlefevre3555
    @alexlefevre3555 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    I spent a two year sentence in a US prison as a result of addiction. That feeling of being called for release, the thick emotion that comes with hearing your name, is something I needed to remember. I have turned my life around considerably and work at an addiction treatment center, but to remember what it was like to live in a concrete box was something I needed today.
    To those on camera and off who are suffering from addiction or inside those walls... there is hope. There is a way to move forward and thrive. The suffering can crystallize the vision of the things that are good and true. The sun can shine on your life again.

  • @grumman020
    @grumman020 2 ปีที่แล้ว +324

    As much as we hope they won't go back to prison anymore, we as a society too need to give them a chance to adapt and change. Would be great to know how Rusdi is getting on now :)

    • @catJen115
      @catJen115 2 ปีที่แล้ว +46

      Me too, interested to know how Rusdi is now. I was worried about him when I was watching Part 3 after knowing his thoughts about drugs. Hope he will and still cherish the freedom he has now. I really hope he is doing well and doesn't break the heart of his loved one again. We on the other hand should provide an opportunity for them to become better.

    • @luffy0190
      @luffy0190 2 ปีที่แล้ว +32

      Not very confident for him but hope he pulls through.from someone thats been in his position it looks like hes counting down the days till release and get back into his old scene and use drugs.hes motivated to visit another country thats more accessable for drugs with lenient punishments.

    • @vincenttan98
      @vincenttan98 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      you all are well too clear about him, he is not getting a 2nd chance in our present society. period. this is how we are as a society.

    • @ricohm7177
      @ricohm7177 2 ปีที่แล้ว +51

      @@vincenttan98 You and others like minded, not we. Speak for yourself la bro, bashing on every positive comments. We as viewers can only give them best wishes

    • @milkboysg4595
      @milkboysg4595 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      depends of the crime u commit whether u deserve a second chance ah.sometimes victims of a serious crime dont get a second chance and "release" date

  • @JayJay-st1jj
    @JayJay-st1jj 2 ปีที่แล้ว +83

    So proud of Iskandar. He's so likeable and hope he gets his degree with flying colours. Rooting for you!

  • @YS-eu4ne
    @YS-eu4ne 2 ปีที่แล้ว +151

    7:43 i cried buckets 😭😭😭 i truly hope his daughter will all be okay and for Graceson to be back in her arms 😭

    • @qgwangtv8255
      @qgwangtv8255 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      But 7:55 is the part where Rusdi moved to a new cell. 😂 are you really watching?

    • @YS-eu4ne
      @YS-eu4ne 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      @@qgwangtv8255 OMG i just realised that, my bad 😭 i meant the scene before it. 7:43. Sorry😔

    • @qgwangtv8255
      @qgwangtv8255 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@YS-eu4ne hahaha. No offense meant. 😁

    • @YS-eu4ne
      @YS-eu4ne 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@qgwangtv8255 😬😬🙏🏻 thank you boss..

  • @CarrotChronicles
    @CarrotChronicles 2 ปีที่แล้ว +56

    Iskandar scored better than I did for Math and I had all the tuition in the world! He's going to do great things when he's released, I know it.

  • @JohnDoe-gb8st
    @JohnDoe-gb8st 2 ปีที่แล้ว +153

    This series should be made a must-watch to all youth-at-risk.

    • @bobafett5757
      @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Who are Youth At Risk ?

    • @hahaha123405
      @hahaha123405 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@bobafett5757 basically youths who are trying out staying out latr, trying out crime etc

    • @jun_suzuki42
      @jun_suzuki42 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Should watch together with parents and teachers

    • @bobafett5757
      @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@jun_suzuki42 Agreed but not suitable for children under 12 yrs old due to that stripping scene.

    • @CaridorcTergilti
      @CaridorcTergilti ปีที่แล้ว

      scared straight program increases crime, it does not decrease it

  • @boop9925
    @boop9925 2 ปีที่แล้ว +105

    There were many touching moments as mentioned by others. One particular moment that stood out for me was when Khai volunteered to be a peer supporter to his fellow prison inmate. Giving Khai the opportunity to be a peer supporter is an empowering and encouraging initiative. However, knowing that Khai made full use of that opportunity to listen to, empathise with, provide advice and even make jokes with his fellow inmate is even more heartwarming. These moments of having someone to positively connect with in their isolation can seem so simple, yet impactful for a person’s mental well-being. This is especially after knowing Khai’s heartbreaking childhood and how far he has come since then, to make the best out of his current situation and be able to help others.
    Many kudos too to the police officers that interacted respectfully with the inmates. Being firm yet respectful is a difficult balance and a skill. The police officers and psychologists also gave them a safe space to share their struggles and provide them advice and assistance.
    I sincerely wish Khai, Iskandar, Boon Keng, Graceson and Rusdi all the best in their journey, with all its ups and downs!

    • @bobafett5757
      @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Rusdi and BoonKeng moments are most heartwrenching.

  • @konachan01
    @konachan01 2 ปีที่แล้ว +333

    An excellent series overall covering a large variety of aspects of prison life and its rehabilitation programs. Fantastic Work CNA.

    • @jannoriko7465
      @jannoriko7465 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Yeah and it takes a village prison officers, medical personnel, psychologists in prison then follow up by social workers for aftercare. Need the community though but you know community like many employers see you ex offenders got tattoos dont want you alr.

  • @epiphadipity
    @epiphadipity 2 ปีที่แล้ว +61

    So proud of Iskandar for his O level results!!! Especially his English omg! I also cried when Graceson was speaking to his daughter :') when she said papa and started crying omg... really hope he is able to step up and be a great father once he's released!

  • @nhnurhidayah
    @nhnurhidayah 2 ปีที่แล้ว +151

    I've teared up so much while watching all 4 parts of this eye-opening documentary. All the best to Iskandar, Rusdi, Boon Keng, Graceson and Khai for your future plans. Hope to hear more about their progress sooner/ later.

  • @shermanlow
    @shermanlow 2 ปีที่แล้ว +90

    Not an understatement to say that I am totally captivated watching every single episode, and when this final episode comes to an end, my heartbeat nearly stops hoping the sharings can continue just for another minute. It is my sincere prayer wishing these 4 gentlemen will receive all the support from the community at large, hold their heads high when they face the intense pressure outside prison, and may even return to the prison as a volunteer counselor working alongside these outstanding prison officers in rehabilitating the inmates. Every story featured here is just so heartwrenching and their sharings so authentic, totally unpretentious in front of the camera, I salute their courage in bearing their vulnerability which offers invaluable learning points for the public. Thanks to CNA for your oscar-class production and our prison officers, psychologists...whole "village" for your selfless dedication to reforming the inmates. Salute!

    • @bobafett5757
      @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Agreed we need more like this kind of documentary.

  • @user-xh2kw5eh1u
    @user-xh2kw5eh1u 2 ปีที่แล้ว +155

    Really like how cna follow thru this over months. From taking exams to release of results etc. v nice effort. Kudos

  • @ems_h.eartnotes
    @ems_h.eartnotes 2 ปีที่แล้ว +85

    I feel so invested in these guys now, and the staff. I hope we see another series. Thank you, and good luck guys, rooting for you. Rusdi, if you read this, be good and look after your mama

  • @Stanleychris1982
    @Stanleychris1982 2 ปีที่แล้ว +24

    I am so touched by this episode.. I cried on the part when Graceson called his daughter, when Iskandar received his O level and did so well, when Boon Keng going for his interview in hope to get job placement and when Rusdi released from prison.. The sight of seeing sunlight shined onto to him and the hug with his mum. Really enjoyed this series! All of them look so great in their own !

  • @xXanimapleXx
    @xXanimapleXx 2 ปีที่แล้ว +22

    Graceson’s conversation with his daughter made me tear up, but i couldn’t help but chuckle when boon kheng tried to hug the officer. I really feel for all of the inmates, and hope they’ll have the chance to turn over a new leaf.

  • @kurogamiyuki
    @kurogamiyuki 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

    Officer : Ok pack all your items, oh it's packed already
    This had me 😂😂😂

  • @tonyng6602
    @tonyng6602 2 ปีที่แล้ว +31

    To those guys who were in there and made it out transformed, each of you is a hero in your life. I'm particularly touched by Graceson and and Rusdi. Iskandar's sterling performance in POA was especially heart-warming. Yes, "we're all rooting for you!"

  • @queuepls
    @queuepls 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    My sister is a staff at the SPS. After watching this documentary, I am so proud of her! This is a very meaningful and purposeful job.

  • @2nostalgic.
    @2nostalgic. 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

    I don't know where to start, I had this documentary recommended to me by the TH-cam algorithm since I watch prison documentaries. Started watching the first part of this documentary four days ago then continuing it with the second part. I was so engaged with this documentary that I was waiting for the remaining parts to be uploaded. Yesterday I have watched the third part and when I opened TH-cam today and saw that the fourth and final part of this documentary was uploaded just 28 minutes ago , I immediately wore my earbud and watched the documentary even though my phone was low bat. Its been a long time since i felt very engaged to a documentary, I learned multiple life lessons from watching this perfect and detailed documentary. I sincerely hope Boon Keng , Khai , Graceson , Rusdi , Iskandar and every inmate and non inmates to not fall into the dark ways and that they will find peace and happiness in life . Salute to everyone in Changi Prison for all of the programs and guidance given to every inmate. Congratulations to Rusdi on your release enjoy your time in the outside world. Thank you CNA for this wonderful documentary, I do hope you extend this series and give an update on these 5 inmates in the future.

  • @mdbakhtiar9095
    @mdbakhtiar9095 2 ปีที่แล้ว +49

    wow im soo amazed at iskandar. would like to hire him as an accountant for my company

    • @philipanzelmo9711
      @philipanzelmo9711 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      But you have to wait at least 7 years for him to be out though.

  • @Bu5es
    @Bu5es 2 ปีที่แล้ว +300

    After this 4 part doccumentary, i can better understand that its not just about cops and crims....a Prisoner's Life in a prison is not just about facing cops at every instance but also facing therapist, medics....counsellors and facilitators who would ensure they are living a humane life in the prison. Yes, i agree a leopard cant change its spots but if there was a moral thing to be accomplished...It is to give them the chance to at least enable a change rather than just letting them accept the life of crime...they probably grew up within, mixed with and lived with.

    • @matthewjackson9615
      @matthewjackson9615 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      You act as though the inmates are totally stupid. It's not about the staff training the inmates but it's about that inmates deftly training the staff. In my opinion you've got it backwards, you feel as though the staff have conquered the inmates when it's the other way around.

    • @sgyoutuberfanpolice6086
      @sgyoutuberfanpolice6086 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Yes but technically they are not "cops". They are Prison officers.

    • @huitinglee7152
      @huitinglee7152 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Nowadays, it is not about just keeping criminals in prisons, it is a kind of rehabilitation.

  • @ronbeaubien
    @ronbeaubien 2 ปีที่แล้ว +30

    I want inmates to know that we are rooting for their success. As the series progressed, I became emotionally involved in their stories. I really hope that they can succeed on the outside and don't end up in prison again.
    This was such a fantastic series. It really gave me a much better understanding of the prison system in Singapore.

  • @envitech02
    @envitech02 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

    Rusdi's story is a journey of reflection, redemption, and of rediscovering himself. I sincerely wish him the best.

  • @user-xh2kw5eh1u
    @user-xh2kw5eh1u 2 ปีที่แล้ว +82

    My favourite is Iskandar. Even thou he had to serve a long sentence, he has dreams and want to study and be better. Next is graceson, and I hope he can repent for his family.

    • @amirwafi7403
      @amirwafi7403 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      Really wishes Iskandar to get that Diploma and pursue his Bachelors right after. I can tell he has untapped potential. For Graceson, really wish him the strength and right guidance for him and his family.

    • @bobafett5757
      @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Graceson and Rusdi need to go through some kind of anger management course or therapy cos they are both still young.

  • @JL-rq8cd
    @JL-rq8cd 2 ปีที่แล้ว +133

    Rooting for all of them - hoping that with societal support they can make the right choices and see the light in life ❤️

  • @silentwind394
    @silentwind394 2 ปีที่แล้ว +24

    Great job CNA for this docu-series! Thank you Boon Keng, Graceson, Khai, Rusdi and Iskandar for sharing a part of your life with us. Definitely covered emotional (e.g. Graceson's conversation with his daughter), and empowering moments (e.g. Khai's peer counselling with fellow inmate).
    Heartfelt congratulations to Rusdi on his release, and Iskandar for a job well done in O Levels! Also wishing Boon Keng all the best with his interview results, hopefully he'll be granted community service for his remaining term.

  • @ethancfx
    @ethancfx 2 ปีที่แล้ว +23

    This series deserves an award! Looking forward to more of real/humanity series from the producer!

  • @ThePlotTwisted
    @ThePlotTwisted 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    He hoped to get an "E8" and feared for a "F9", but ended up getting a "C6" for English Language. I am very happy for him.

  • @esselyew2186
    @esselyew2186 2 ปีที่แล้ว +72

    this series is so well done!! Hope to see more in the future

  • @dramaqueenedits
    @dramaqueenedits 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Okay can we talk about Iskandar’s result?! Wow. He freaking ACED it. Even English that he was a nervous wreck about, he managed to get a C6. A1, B3 in accounting and maths? He must have studied really really hard, especially considering learning at this age. I’m rooting for him so much.😭.

  • @anjypaulramana4999
    @anjypaulramana4999 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    Thanks CNA you for the deep inspiration..SG'reans have a heart of gold..Have been to your beautiful island nation many times..Am from Madagascar..My story : I got divorced 5 months ago..now my cell is my house, feeling lonely and angry, want to quit work, argueing w. others for no reasons..but your documentary have taught me others are in a worse case than myself..and still they strive for a better future because their loved ones need them..my 5 yrs old son needs me..I understand now no need to be upset, to take things personnally..reflect on what I did wrong and start anew, build a better me..Praying with a clear mind (off ganja 1 months now, never going back) and wholeheartedly changed me as well..Thank you guys for sharing your journey..am 49yrs and still learning..and Iskandar, hang in there, you will get that logistics diploma brother and reunite with your mother..God Bless us all

  • @user-bx6jf1zl7t
    @user-bx6jf1zl7t 2 ปีที่แล้ว +64

    would love to see the women’s prison too! very insightful series!

    • @jaytan8888
      @jaytan8888 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      yes, it would help lady inmates and also any girls who might be brushing along the sides of law.

    • @HPockly
      @HPockly 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      CNA kind of did one but it is about 4 years ago

  • @cubular3000
    @cubular3000 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11

    CNA, you deserve an award for this series. And Boon Keng, Graceson, Rusdi, Khai, Iskandar, and many others still inside using this time to get their lives back on track are all champions for trying. I hope we as a society can look past the past and give them their second chances.

  • @butterfry90
    @butterfry90 2 ปีที่แล้ว +20

    I hope the prison officers could help to convey to the featured inmates how many people are deeply moved by their stories and we are all rooting for them! Hope that they will truly turn over a new leaf and wishing them success in life!

  • @amirwafi7403
    @amirwafi7403 2 ปีที่แล้ว +32

    I binged watching this series tonight from part 1 and part 4 conveniently uploaded as soon as I finished part 3. I wholeheartedly wish each inmate to achieve tranquility and success. Graceson, I hope you and your family reunited well, they are your strengths. Boon Keng, I hope you can get through it, stay strong. Rusdi, stay focused on your goals even when it gets more challenging out there. Iskandar, I am proud of your academic achievements and growth shown here, I wish you success in your journey to contribute to Singaporean society. Lastly, thank you to the prison officers and staff who becomes part of these indviduals journey and thank you to the production crew for capturing these valuable insights. (I am just another internet stranger who wishes the best for you all)

  • @fireice1234567
    @fireice1234567 2 ปีที่แล้ว +18

    This whole series is the best one done by CNA thus far. It was top notch!

  • @carlossunga2271
    @carlossunga2271 2 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    I'm so proud of Iskandar and the rest of the men, they showed to us that its never too late to change for a better. These people needs an acceptance in the community once they released from the prison. I hope they will make a follow up documentaries to these people once they are outside. KUDOS to CNA for a wonderful documentaries.

  • @sharonozvenom
    @sharonozvenom 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    Such a well presented series . Heartbreaking to view Graceson’s phone call.
    Iskander is inspiring and I hope Rusdi is doing well .
    A big thank you to all inmates and prison staff who contributed to this eye opening series .

  • @vanessakwan5237
    @vanessakwan5237 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11

    CNA please... the demand is obvious we need more of this!!!

  • @yerimloves
    @yerimloves 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    This is such a great series. I hope we can see more of these and I hope everything goes well with Graceson and his family. Also I hope Rusdi will be on the good track now. I wish the best for other inmates as well.

  • @sweetrainbow1980
    @sweetrainbow1980 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    To Iskanda, my family literally cheered for your O level results! Your turn around story is inspiring. Keep it up! Thank you CNA for the wonderful show. Now I look at the inmates differently.

  • @MsRockzz
    @MsRockzz ปีที่แล้ว +16

    Ive been down a rabbit hole on TH-cam on prison systems in other countries, and I have to say, Singapore is doing a great job (if these videos are as they seem and there’s nothing outright nastier). The cells are clean, not over-crowded and prisoners have plenty of time to reflect on what they’ve done in humane conditions (even if they have to sleep on the cold hard floor). There’s less violence and a lot more intervention from psychologists and guards. Prisoners can even go to school. Really appreciate our prison system and it’s angle towards integrity and rehabilitation. Of course, those incarcerated still have a difficult time and need to do their time - but I’m just happy to see that the prison system at least cares about their rehabilitation

    • @matthewparsons5207
      @matthewparsons5207 ปีที่แล้ว

      Don't know if id like to be caned 27 times tho lol

    • @altoncoolthings
      @altoncoolthings ปีที่แล้ว

      @@matthewparsons5207 The maximum caning is 24.

  • @thepropheticguidance
    @thepropheticguidance 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

    Also to Graceson’s daughter if you are watching: Know that your Papa loves you a lot!! And we are also rooting for your papa to go back to you safely and become a better man☺️

  • @stevenbarclay8159
    @stevenbarclay8159 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11

    I cried at the end honestly so nice to see the appreciation he has for freedom, something we all take for granted and never think twice about it.
    I really hope you will be doing a lot more prison documentaries please it was so good and made me realise how important life is even more.
    Any chance of a follow up on the Rushdi who left at the end maybe a few months later to see how he is doing that guy is such an amazing person as well.

  • @danieltsw
    @danieltsw 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    that father daughter phone call was a tear jerker… wishing all these inmates well!

  • @TheTb11111111
    @TheTb11111111 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Excellent job with this documentary, CNA. Most importantly I have much respect for the inmates who agreed to be so candid and vulnerable for the cameras. Wishing all the very best.

  • @zooanimal7578
    @zooanimal7578 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Boon Keng is so adorable!! This series has got to be one of rhe most informative and insightful one done so far :) Thank you to these precious inmates, prison Singapore and CNA!

  • @fionaxdairy1297
    @fionaxdairy1297 2 ปีที่แล้ว +19

    Every time I see your notification, my happy time begins and I am really exited to watch it.

  • @ksteo5087
    @ksteo5087 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    Great series by CNA, really enjoyed it. It is interesting to see life through the perspectives of the different inmates. All the best to the inmates for their future endeavors.

  • @ShushizStarcraft
    @ShushizStarcraft 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    I don’t know about others, but I really feel Iskandar, he had been working so hard since episode 2 and 3. I’m so glad I see he got what he deserved on the result. And... I actually legitimately smile like I’m one of his family, in front of the screen watching this! Hope some employer hire him and grant him a work after his release, he worked so hard for his second chance! If I’m in Singapore, I’ll be the employer!

  • @noor_ar01
    @noor_ar01 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

    When graceson managed to talk to his daughter, not only he in tears, me also in tears.

  • @Sana_97_fr
    @Sana_97_fr 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    This serie was so interesting. I loved being able to see things from the convict point of view but also how the jail's staff has such an important effect on the whole situation. I really hope the best for everyone as we saw them go thru different stage. Thank you for this documentary!

  • @SyaaaTheSwift
    @SyaaaTheSwift 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

    This series is so eye opening and heartwarming at the same time. Just like how it changed my perception, I hope the general public will be more accepting towards ex offenders. I hope as a society we can make progress towards this issue of discrimination towards them. CNA should definitely cover more of the inmates’ stories.

  • @chowjieer
    @chowjieer 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    graceson's call made me cry... also boon keng is too cute for asking a hug from the officer !!!!!!!! all the best to the inmates especially those who are being released this year! can't wait for them start a new chapter of their life !!
    also thank you cna team for this !! truly appreciate your hardwork !!

  • @Ee____
    @Ee____ ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Graceson and Rusdi made me teared. Rusdi you're now free outside, I hope you are reading this, wishing and praying for a good future ahead of you.

  • @EKN-
    @EKN- 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Never thought that I’d be this interested in a series like this, but here I am on the last part wishing there was more. I really did enjoy this series and I hope to see more.

  • @runwayy
    @runwayy 2 ปีที่แล้ว +18

    This was such a pleasant watching experience, with so much feelings/emotions for me to process. Thank you to these men for allowing us to sorta get close and personal with them, the production team and SPS.
    I’ve never given any care or thought about inmates or after their release. This series has shown me that they’re just like me, we have our insecurities and demons, we sin as well. I found myself being able to relate to their situations and feelings to an extent. I sincerely wish them the best and hope that they would be able to find their goal/purpose in life and try to live their best lives for themselves. In the end, we only have 1 life to live and just gotta try to make the best of the limited time we have ☺️

  • @claudiaimmanuelchua
    @claudiaimmanuelchua 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Thanks for doing this series CNA, definitely eye opening and the emotions are so real and raw. Thanks to the guys who for shared their stories, you guys hang tight, stay positive and wishing yall all the best!

  • @shenshifa
    @shenshifa 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    A truly award winning series by CNA. Very meaningful and sends home messages way more effective than all the public campaigns combined… keep it up CNA and may the lads find their way in their respective lives ahead…

  • @dyn062
    @dyn062 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Wow!A masterpiece by CNA Insider!Kudos!I absolutely love the series!Keep them coming!

  • @stickymoney
    @stickymoney 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    10/10 for this series! Hope they will change for the better, stay strong and have hope!
    Choked up when Graceson's daughter said "papa".

  • @girlrock555
    @girlrock555 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    After watching this documentary, I really get a bigger insight on how prison is really like inside. This documentary has really opened my views, so thank you very much CNA for taking the effort to make such a wonderful piece of work. I really hope everything goes well for the people interviewed and I look forward to more series like these!

  • @fernetiksphonetics
    @fernetiksphonetics 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Hey CNA, this is truly a remarkable piece of feature which you guys did for us. Educational, heartwarming and real. KUDOS to the team! and to the Producer who was waiting for Rusdi on his day of release, it was so lovely to see the bond that the team has built. Well done CNA, good job!!

  • @thelasttimeiwasherewas17
    @thelasttimeiwasherewas17 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    "While I am still here, I will always be by your side as a friend."
    "Don't get me wrong, ok?"
    " I am married bro."

  • @mdhafizbas2053
    @mdhafizbas2053 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    Thank you CNA for this very emotional and insightful documentary. Inmates yearns for acceptance, which we as a society need to be able to provide. As for Rusdi, if you're reading these, we're all rooting for you. As for the rest, do not give up and soldier on life. You all have my prayers :)

  • @bobafett5757
    @bobafett5757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    *Well done CNA all 4 episodes are truly well produced and so informative but Part 2 and 3 are of the best highlights*

  • @stevenlee_1
    @stevenlee_1 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    This series is such an amazing and eye opening series. It is amazing to see how organized and disciplined the Singapore Prison Service is and what is expected of the inmates. It is great seeing staff like Sergeant Muthan who really cares about the inmates. I am wishing all the inmates featured in this series the best of luck!

  • @sgholidae
    @sgholidae 2 ปีที่แล้ว +30

    These series are superb. Thank you CNA, Singapore Prison Service & the inmates who are willing to be featured in the footage. Will be a memorable documentary to me as an audience.

  • @user-mk1zw6nj3f
    @user-mk1zw6nj3f 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    This is truly heartwarming to watch, knowing the inmates are determined to get back on the right path and not disappoint their loved ones. Your daughter, son, spouse and parents will be proud of you! Truly wish them all the best. As for Rusdi, welcome back to society. It can be difficult trying to readjust and integrate back into society, and society can be brutal at times, but I hope you don’t give up and definitely not go back to your old ways. It may get frustrating at times dealing with difficult people, but things WILL get better over time and you are going to get through this with a little bit of patience and determination. You can do this 💪

  • @scalerper4523
    @scalerper4523 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Honestly one of the best series’s by CNA. Well done to you and I wish all the best for the inmates!

  • @mamaying5330
    @mamaying5330 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Thank you for sharing your story with us. I was tearing when Graceson’s daughter answer his call. All the best to you guys. 🙏🏻

  • @yipeyaya
    @yipeyaya 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    Really great documentary.
    All the best to Rusdi and other inmates still serving their sentence!

  • @leekokhong3829
    @leekokhong3829 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

    I am impressed by the systematic approach Rusdi took in spending his time exercising in the cell and on the books, wishing him all the best when he is released

  • @godsbelovedchild1810
    @godsbelovedchild1810 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Many thanks for such a wonderful series CNA! Iskandar and Graceson's stories were especially emotional and heartwarming for me. My heartfelt best wishes to you 2 and all the other inmates featured. And to Rusdi, hope that you will be able to pursue your passions and stay crime-free after your release so that you don't go back there again! 👍🏻👍🏻💪🏻💪🏻

  • @cryptoreaper2766
    @cryptoreaper2766 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    thank you for this amazing documentary, i hope it was as life changing for them as it was for us. i couldnt help but cry when graceson spoke to his daughter. it was truly a tragedy