Singapore Prison Service lifts the lid on gang renunciation ceremony that takes place behind prison walls

Former gang member Paul Ang took part in the Gang Renunciation Programme in Changi Prison in 2009. In front of about 100 inmates, he cut all ties to the secret society he once swore allegiance to as part of the programme.
Former gang member Paul Ang took part in the Gang Renunciation Programme in Changi Prison in 2009. In front of about 100 inmates, he cut all ties to the secret society he once swore allegiance to as part of the programme.ST PHOTO: ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF

SINGAPORE - Behind the walls of Changi Prison, a ceremony takes place which is not often talked about because of what it can mean for its participants.

It involves gang members severing all ties to the secret societies they once belonged to.

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