Prison has been a hot topic recently and we all know why. But there has also been talks about special prison cells for VIPs. These rumours however turned out to be false as there are no special rooms or treatments for certain convicts who once held very important positions. But it does make us wonder what prison actually looks like from the inside.
Most people have no idea what the inside of a prison building looks like. The only image we have are just ones we see on TV or movies and even then, we can’t be too sure just how accurate these portrayals are. This content creator however had the opportunity to visit Kajang prison for an assignment and shared his experience of what he saw there.
Former journalist Faizal Murad or @abangpezan on TikTok regularly post videos on his profile talking mostly about true Malaysian crime stories as well as sharing myths and facts about his topics of interest. One of his recent videos received almost 900k views, 41.2k likes and 823 comments (at the time of writing). The video is of him sharing his experience from visiting Kajang Prison when he was still working as a journalist.
The content creator first described that the buildings are separated between the male block and the female block and while he was there, he noticed that the prison walls separating each prison cell were short. Basically the prisoners had little to no privacy. Another unnerving thing Faizal shared was that the cell blocks were very dark and scary. He described that the small dim lighted area would make anyone feel depressed.
In part 2 of the 7-minute video, he shared a few stories of some of the inmates of Kajang Prison. He first shared a story of an elderly man he met while he was working on a shoot. He had asked the man about his crimes and to his surprise, the innocent-looking man was apparently a follower of the Al-Ma’unah cult back in the year 2000. The TikToker also met a teenage boy who was a convicted drug dealer.
Apart from the dark, unsettling things Faizal shared in the video, one of the most surprising things netizens learned is that prisoners are still allowed to receive an education regardless if they’re sentenced for life or a few years. However, the former journalist did not disclose on whether or not their education qualifications in prison would serve them in the working world once they’re pardoned.
For your information, one of the most famous prisoners of Kajang Prison was Malaysian pop singer Mona Fandey who was convicted of murdering a politician back in 1993. She received the death penalty for her crimes along with her husband and assistant.