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Monday, 20 June 2011

Life At A Corrective Centre


A visit to a prison a few months ago is indeed an eye opener for me on many things about life. First and foremost, it made me feel very lucky to be a free person. Although life behind the bars at the corrective centre is not as bad as what some people have told me before, it is still a place that I would never happily accept as “home”. The tight rules and regulations, lack of complete privacy (including when one needs to answer the call of nature), the monotonous daily routine and the “stressful atmosphere” at the centre would definitely turn me into a moron. 

But, that is the price a person has to pay for flouting the law, committing a crime or causing hardship to others. Definitely, rapists, snatch thieves, child molesters or wife beaters should be treated as who they are and not pampered with luxurious treatment in a prison. Providing a VIP treatment to a convicted criminal would defeat the real purpose of the setting up of a prison.

It is difficult to illustrate the real situation, anguish or stark reality that surrounds the life of an inmate while serving his or her sentence. One has to undergo it or at least visit the place to feel and understand the situation. But, after seeing things at close range and talking to several inmates, my advice is “don’t ever dream of being a resident of a prison, as the agony is very real.”

I suggest that schools, youth associations or non governmental organizations should make arrangements with the relevant authorities to organize visits to prisons or dadah rehabilitation centres to let their members see for themselves the situation at the corrective centres. Perhaps, the visit would deter them from getting involved in criminal activities and help them realize the importance of being law-abiding human beings.

9 comments:

Mia said...

But then, to those who have been living in prison for quite a long time, they might prefer the prison, mayb because they're use to prison life..

But for, newcomer/firsttimer, it may have been 'hell on earth' experience for them..

We also should discriminate the prison.. They're there for a reason

nanakimie said...

tersentuh hati nana bila nengok imam muda baru ni. diorang dapat tugasan bertemu dengan banduan dan memberi nasihat. ada jugak banduan yang dah insaf. terutama yang dah tua, kadang kesian jugak.tapi bila pikir manusia mmg tak lari dari kesilapan dan kesalahan...dan penjara lah salah satu hukuman buat mereka..moga kita semua dapat iktibar dari semua ini.

amiraliyana said...

apa2 pun bersyukur la dengan nikmat kebebasan yang di beri kepada kita.

cikbintang said...

sokong cik nanakimie!!!sgt2 trsentuh dgn ape yg imammuda buat...kita seharusnya mberi kesedaran kpd mereka dgn cara memberi nasihat....
jgn hanya memndg serong kpd mrk... masa tgk juvana pon sama..mrk brada dsna bkn sbb mrk kejam atau jahat..mgkin krn mrk ade satu crita dsbliknye..renung2kn

Wan_hazel said...

syukur dengan nikmat yg diberikan..Alhamdullillah

♥EiDaEiRaFiZie♥ said...

bersyukur dgn nikmat yg diberikan sekarang.

Wan_hazel said...

Alhamdullillah..selalu lah kita lafazkan...jgn asyik nak merungut je...

nanakimie said...

cik bintang : yup....mcm2 kte boleh buat..bagi nasihat...dengar masalh diorang....nana xnengok pon juvana..huhu...ramai org kata best....t nk nengok kat tonton.my jelah..hehe...

Wan_hazel said...

nan

juvana best rugi tak tgk...

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