17 Jan '12, 4am

Sent to jail for drug offence in 2009, inmate gets three A1s, one A2 and a B3 for O levels

Sent to jail for drug offence in 2009, inmate gets three A1s, one A2 and a B3 for O levels

WHEN he was sent to jail for ferrying drugs in 2009, it was probably the best thing that could have happened to him. As an inmate at Tanah Merah Prison School, Jack (not his real name) scored three A1s, one A2 and one B3 in the GCE O-level examinations. And a week after the release of the results, he is basking in his "big achievement". He said he "didn't plan on getting caught so early on" for his crime, for which he would have got paid $500. But prison turned out to be where Jack found the motivation to turn his life around. More in The New Paper on Tuesday (Jan 17).

Full article: http://www.tnp.sg/content/making-good-second-chance

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