There are more than 6 million people living in Singapore.
That is more than five times the population of Hong Kong and nearly seven times that of Japan.
But it’s not just Singapore’s huge population that’s a worry.
Singapore’s prisons are overcrowded, its police force is poorly trained and its justice system is slow to deal with serious crime.
In this series, we take a look at some of the most common reasons why people end up behind bars in Singapore, and why they’re unlikely to go home.
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