Confession by Joseph De Cotta
Edited by Eugene Tay
This gave me the goose. Makes me wonder the things that are happening beside us without us realising it. This is the second prison story confessed by Jason. - Eugene Tay
This one is my uncle's story when he was actually incarcerated at Pudu Prison, KL, Malaysia, many years ago. He was friendly with many of the guards because he was a regular resident at the prison. He was in and out many times for drugs related offences.
He was also a good prisoner and helped with the guards and inmates. The guards entrusted him with the duty to do nightly cell counts. He and the duty guard were going through the cells doing head count until the got to a particular one.
My uncle saw someone on the bed and marked it on his list. He was just about to leave when he was pulled back by the guard. He looked at the guard who put his fingers on his lips in the gesture of silence and pointed into the cell.
He was just about to leave when he was pulled back by the guard. He looked at the guard who put his fingers on his lips in the gesture of silence and pointed into the cell.
My uncle peered in and noticed two people lying on the bed. Looking closer he realised in horror that the two individuals who were lying in bed were exact doubles of one another.
My uncle knew this person and everyone in the prison. He said he felt his knees go weak seeing this. The guard just tapped him on the shoulder and beckoned him to continue. Later the guard told him that that this phenomenon would happen frequently in the prison - it happens quite a lot and to different inmates not just that guy.
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