THERE'S nothing good at all about prison.
That's the word from this year's Yellow Ribbon King, Aman Singh, who will represent the Fiji Corrections Service at this year's Hibiscus Festival.
The service said in a statement the Ra lad was one who believed in second chances and believed this was an opportune time for him to tell the public about it.
"I believe that second chances are for everyone, not only inmates. We all make mistakes and when we fall we must all be allowed to relook at ourselves and be empowered to carry on with our lives," Aman said.
Last Friday he spent a night at the Nasinu Corrections Centre, an experience he described as something he certainly was not prepared for. He was not planning on spending a night in prison but what better way to understand the life of an inmate than to experience it first-hand.
Aman has some family members who have served prison time and are now continuing with their lives as normal.
"But my experience inside, although for only one night, is something people never have to go through," he said.
"It's not a nice feeling at all to not be around your family and loved ones. Being locked up away from everyone and to have your rights taken away from you is a disgrace."
According to Aman, prison is a place where you are belittled, and you just feel that your life is not worth it anymore, he continued.
"But for those who are still serving their time for whatever crime they have committed, I strongly believe they should be given a second chance at life, a second chance at doing it right," he added.