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Postby nakatago » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 6:17 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Well, one thing about it, I reckon they'd go after his blog/forum first if they did. But, I guess we'll need to start doing it with everything we post here from now on.......

.....just in case.

Being that it was extracted from government pages, and not private commercial enterprise sites, I would imagine they would just tell us to cease and desist and only then, if we didn't stop, would they play rough, like the bird cage liner did.


Hey, that's why I was asking for a clarification.

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 8:22 pm

I would be more afraid the subject itself is or may be some way sensitive so it may attract the gov attention. Lets take for that instance MS - a bit different case magnitude but also much powerful person, and he did not appear to do anything illegal. On the other hand I would not be that surprise if Inmate have the gov blessing and this is a part of a campaign or something.

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Postby Inmate » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 8:25 pm

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x9200 wrote:@Inmate, as far as I can tell you are quoting the whole paragraphs of some documents without even acknowledging the source (or at least I don't see it). Be careful as this may be a criminal offense. I suggest either you edit your text and put it all with your own wordings or at least mention the source so there is no confusion who is (or in this case who is not) the author of the text.


Heaven forbid! We do that almost every day here. We quote from various government website and rarely give the links/source. It's likely that it's come from MHA.

Actually all the information is located here via the MHA site:

http://www.prisons.gov.sg/content/sps/default.html

Does it seem like everybody seems to be trying to find a way to harass the guy or is it my imagination? We could have more Hougangpeterlee's. Maybe you all prefer that?


The details for the prison's officers job scrope are from MHA.

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Postby Inmate » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 8:27 pm

nakatago wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Well, one thing about it, I reckon they'd go after his blog/forum first if they did. But, I guess we'll need to start doing it with everything we post here from now on.......

.....just in case.

Being that it was extracted from government pages, and not private commercial enterprise sites, I would imagine they would just tell us to cease and desist and only then, if we didn't stop, would they play rough, like the bird cage liner did.


Hey, that's why I was asking for a clarification.


The details for the prison's officers job scrope are from MHA.
You may delete it if you think it is not safe.

Thanks

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Postby Inmate » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 8:28 pm

x9200 wrote:No SMS, just opposite, I wish him all the best. This kind of offense can be only prosecuted if the owner of the IP takes the action. So this is not for a police or the prosecutor acting on behalf of the public, but in most of the cases it is still an offense to extensively quote something without appropriate reference. The pieces he borrowed are taken from some gov pages. Maybe they like his outgoing maybe not, why to take the risk esp. in his position? Besides, I don't think it is very elegant to include such large parts without acknowledging it is somebody's else.


Thank you and noted for your advice.

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Postby Inmate » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 9:38 am

Chapter 4.3: Reformative Training Center (RTC)

[i]“They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.

Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season....

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.”

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 11:17 am

Since you seem to have this all written down, mightn't it be an idea to post it all in one go?

Or is the plan to drip-feed it in?

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 12:29 pm

JR8 wrote:Since you seem to have this all written down, mightn't it be an idea to post it all in one go?

Or is the plan to drip-feed it in?


I haven't tried it but most forums have a limit on how long each post should be.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 12:41 pm

You miss my point.

If it is all written down why not post all of it, sliced into chunks, in one day.

p.s. the 'cliff-hanger' nature of this presumably government backed warning call to web users, is wearing a little thin in some parts.



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Postby ecureilx » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 12:51 pm

And a similar (or let's say exact carbon copy) of the story is also in another forum I frequent .. which, is interesting reading, but .. no idea what is the objective, other than the days like when I get into the mood to spew some words ..

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 1:02 pm

Well, lets see what our moderators allow us to say today, eh?

Hey that rhymes :wink:

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 1:32 pm

JR8 wrote:You miss my point.

If it is all written down why not post all of it, sliced into chunks, in one day.

p.s. the 'cliff-hanger' nature of this presumably government backed warning call to web users, is wearing a little thin in some parts.



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We really can't tell for now, unless we launch a full-blown investigation which none of us are willing to do right now.

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Your rhyme sucks. :P

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Postby Inmate » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 1:57 pm

nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:Since you seem to have this all written down, mightn't it be an idea to post it all in one go?

Or is the plan to drip-feed it in?


I haven't tried it but most forums have a limit on how long each post should be.


Nah.. I just wrote out a chapter then post online whenever i am free.
Whatever chapter you read here is my latest workpiece.

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Postby Inmate » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 2:04 pm

ecureilx wrote:And a similar (or let's say exact carbon copy) of the story is also in another forum I frequent .. which, is interesting reading, but .. no idea what is the objective, other than the days like when I get into the mood to spew some words ..


Objective of sharing this is hope to be read by as manay readers as possible:

1. To let those who are going in soon, to get prepared and know what is coming to them when they are in the prison.

2. To influences and prevent those intending commit crimes.

3. To let the families know hows the life inside so they will not worry the life of their beloved one who is in the prison.

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Postby Inmate » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 3:07 pm

Chapter 4.4: The ‘AWOL’ inmate at ‘Dayroom’

It was my first day of ‘DAYROOM’ activity. I am curious on how inmates spent their time throughout the 1 hour ‘DAYROOM’ activity. So I observed around, there is a ‘42’ inch plasma TV available for the inmates to watch recorded ‘old’ movies and documentaries. There are copies of chinese and English newspapers available for reading. Sadly to say that topics regarding politics, crimes, sex and women are all censored from the newspapers and the copies available are always 1 week back-dated. There are also board games and chess games available for the inmates.

There were about 120 inmates in dayroom 3 sharing only a few copies of newspapers and a few sets of chess/ board games. So as expected, most of the inmates spend time gathering around and chatting with each other while others will just sat at corners quietly waiting for the time to pass.
For me, I approached to one of my roommates who sat quietly at one corner and spent my time chatting with him alone throughout the 1 hour activity:

He is 6xx8, a young malay guy who aged only about 20 years old. He is the only one of my roommates whom are always quiet and seldom communicate to any of us in our cell room. He was sentenced to jail due to ‘AWOL’ ( Absent Without Official Leave) from his national service.

Now, I believe most of the readers may be wondering and thought that military offences should sentence to detention barrack (DB) instead. But do you know that for AWOL case:

If a person is absent for less than 14 days, it is considered AWOL case and it deal with DB which has no criminal record, but if a person is absent for 28 days or more, the person is considered a DESERTER and the person will have to serve time in CPC and there will be a criminal record
To be frank, I thought 6xx8 is just another brainless young teen when I get to know the ‘surface’ of his AWOL case during our first day lockup in cell room 629. But after he revealed to me more details about this case, I feel pity and sorry for him instead!

6xx8 stay with his mum and his younger sister who are still studying primary school. He come from a broken poor family and was dropped of school during secondary school. He also had a elder brother who are also currently serving his sentences in jail. He do not have much friends nor relatives. His mum, who is the sole breadwinner of the family, was sentenced to jail due to certain reasons while he served his remaining 3 months of national service. Leaving only him with his younger sister, he thought he got no other choices but to AWOL from National Service in order to work to earn more money to support themselves.

I actually have doubts in what he told me about his story in the beginning. But after I think again for a while, it may be the truth as I don’t think he is stupid enough to take the risk of AWOL, even at the last 3 months of his remaining national service.

Through this encounter, my concern is that while there are a lot of helpdesks and assistances from organizations/ communities which can assist him in solving his problems, but why he do not seem to know and approach any of it? Why did he choose to AWOL while he already know the consequences of doing it? Is he trying to get himself into jail purposely just to run away from his problems?

There are people including me whom choose to be quiet and bear the burdens all by themselves.

Trust me, I have learn my less! Open up your mind. Don’t feel embarrass! Try to share and ask advices from those whom are near to you. You may find answers and somehow enlighten your burdens in a different way!


Chapter 5: Prison’s Food Menu
To be continued


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