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Without Prison Reform, Malaysia's Ex-Convicts Face Bleakness

Jerald Joseph, Former Commissioner, SUHAKAM

16-Jun-22 07:45

Without Prison Reform, Malaysia's Ex-Convicts Face Bleakness

Sub-humane conditions in Malaysian jails and an apparent lack of political will for reform plague ex-prisoners, curtailing already slim chances of rehabilitation and a return to society. Jerald Joseph, former Commissioner of SUHAKAM, weighs in on the challenges of prison reform and his recommendations on what to prioritise in policy-making.

Image Credit: Mohd Izwan Awang /

Produced by: Shazana Mokhtar

Presented by: Khoo Hsu Chuang, Philip See, Wong Shou Ning

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