Hello! My name is Tessa and I was born and raised in sunny Singapore. I’m a sophomore at Nanyang Technological University where I study Communications.

This semester exchange in America has been an eye-opening experience. The combination of the tumultuous time in American politics and living so close to D.C. makes me feel like something is on the cusp of happening at every moment. A matter that struck me in particular was reading about the possibility of the Trump administration increasing reliance on private prison companies. I believe that punishment serves an important role in society but that purpose cannot be fulfilled when imprisonment is entrusted to those whose primary concern is profit.

This website is a space for my teammates and I to share our insights on mass incarceration and I hope that you will learn something from reading our blog!


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