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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Singapore Prison Service New Media Workshop

ECL at Singapore Prison Service New Media workshop

Singapore Prison Service (SPS)

I was invited to the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) Digital/New Media Training sessions on both 13 May and 21 May 2009. Walking into the room, I saw 'stars' ...... stars on the uniform of the officers. :)

These top officers are in charge of the fourteen prisons and drug rehabilitation centres (DRCs) that SPS manages in Singapore.

I was given 30 minutes per session to answer questions from these officers. No, they were not interrogation sessions. :) They were fun sessions where we learnt from one another and shared our thoughts on new media and how we can use it to engage the community.

Through both the sessions, I gained valuable insights into the work of the prison officers and have a better understanding of the organisation.

SPS hopes to steer the offenders towards being responsible citizens with the help of their families and the community. Our community needs to be more accepting, one that is willing to give ex-offenders a second chance at making good.

I am familiar with its Yellow Ribbon Project which gives ex-offenders a second chance - to help them find the hope to start afresh.

ECL and Charlie Pownall (from Burson Masteller)

Meet the Blogger
Q&A with a top Singapore blogger. Opportunity to ask questions about motivation, working practices, blogging trends in Singapore, etc.

Photos - courtesy of Singapore Prison Service (SPS)

First Commenter - Mariuca

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