Followed by 146 participants,

Second Chance Foundation Announces 6 Winners of Short Story Contest

JAKARTA - The Second Chance Foundation has held a Short Story Contest with the theme "Second Chance in Limited Space, Unlimited Creativity". Of the 146 members of the assisted residents and children scattered in 27 Technical Implementation Units (UPT) of the Directorate General of Corrections (Ditjenpas) of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights in 14 Indonesian provinces, there are 6 participants who were announced as winners by three members of the jury at the commemoration of Human Rights Day (HAM). International, 10 December 2020.

For the child category, there are three winners. Ahmad Naparin occupied the first winner with the title of the work "Aku Prajurit Antasari." Naparin is a child from the Martapura Children's Special Development Institute (LPKA). The second winner was Andi, from LPKA Tangerang. Andi composed a work entitled "Juang Dibalik Jerjak". Meanwhile, Popi won third place from LPKA Sungai Raya for his work entitled "Pak Hakim".

In the assisted residents category, there are also three winners. The first place was won by the assisted residents of Pangkalpinang Women's Prison, Endang Kristinawati. Endang won the ranking through his work entitled "Rasmah Stories".

The second place is occupied by Sigit Ari Wibowo, a member of the Class IIA Lapas Yogyakarta. Sigit wrote his work entitled "The Jenazah Bag". Meanwhile, the third rank is held by Sulung Prasetyo, a member of the Class IIA Purwokerto Prison (Cibinong Prison). Sulung compiled a work entitled "Kaya Without Satan Stealing".

In addition to announcing the 6 best winners in the two categories, the jury sent by the Second Chance Foundation also determined the 20 best works which are planned to be recorded together with the 6 winning scripts. The 20 participants who were nominated for the 20 best works are:

1. Piping Prayitno

Title of work: "Nirbaya"
Origin of Prison:

2. Ari Wibowo

Title of work: "Former Thief"

Origin of Prison:

3. Rama
Title of work: "New Life New Personal"
Origin of LPKA: LPKA Tangerang

4. Jainudin
Title of work: "Letter from Mama"
Origin of LPKA: LPKA Martapura

5. Ramun S.
Title of work: "Revenge"
Origin of LPKA: LPKA Martapura

6. Linda Komalasari
Title of work: "Balada Gendar"
Origin of Lapas: Class IIA Tangerang Prison

7. Andi Rachmat S
Title of work: "Prison is Hard, man"
Origin of detention center: Class IIB detention center Sidenreng Rappang

8. Siti Kamidah
Title of work: "Learning Sincerity Behind Bars"
Origin of Lapas: Class IIA Tangerang Prison

9. Ashari Ilmung, SE
Title of work: "Downcycling"
Origin of detention center: Class IIB detention center Sidenreng Rappang

10. Supardjianto
Title of work: "Building Asa Reaching Hope"
Origin of Prison: Class IIA Sleman Prison

11. Ni Putu Wulandari
Title of work: "Allow Me to Enjoy Even for a Moment"
Origin of Lapas: Class IIA Denpasar Women's Prison

12. Indra Saputra bin Salim
Title of Work: "Second Chance in Limited Space, Unlimited Creativity"
Origin of Prison: Class I Lapas Cirebon

13. Nicky Silvana
Title of work: "Re-Born"
Origin of Prison: Class IIA Women's Prison Jakarta

14. Citra Kurniawan
Title of work: "There is a second chance"
Origin of Prison: Class I Prison Semarang

15. Prima Asrus Shoni
Title of work: "My Friend of Happiness and Destruction"
Origin of Lapas: Class IIA Banyuwangi Prison

16. Priyettin Debora Wuisan
Title of work: "A Better Life"
Origin of Lapas: Class IIA Women's Prison Semarang

17. Normansyah
Title of work: "Organizing Life for the Better at the Second Opportunity in the Future
Origin of Prison: Class IIA Tarakan Prison

18. Rosianus Bagus Bima Aditya
Title of work: "Full of Patience"
Origin of LPKA: LPKA Sungai Raya

19. Adriel Tegar Iskandar
Title of work: "Allegra"
Origin of LPKA: LPKA Pangkalpinang

20. Simprosa Dobe
Title of work: "God All These Are Not Because of Me"
Origin of Lapas: Class IIA Denpasar Women's Prison

 

The jury, which consists of three professional writers, namely Feby Indirani, Nuril Basri, and Oka Rusmini, saw that the collected works proved that the assisted residents and children had such a strong desire to be heard.

"And the prison and the thousands of individuals in it are indeed rich in unique stories and often never imagined by those outside the walls," said the jury in its notes.

The jury also agreed that these stories were very important to be published and read by the wider community through books containing a collection of stories of the assisted residents and children. This book will later open up the paradigm of people's thinking and behavior in order to eliminate the negative stigma against them in society so that they can be accepted again after completing their sentence at the prison or completing the training period at LPKA.

Thus, public awareness of the issue of empowering prisoners in prisons and children in LPKA is increasing.

"The Second Chance Foundation can be a pioneer in introducing prison literature in Indonesia. Prison literature is characterized by the writing process that the author carries out in prison, prison, or exile, against his will. Prison literature can be in the form of memoirs, both fiction and non-fiction and it can be about prison or other themes, and it is precisely this kind of writing that emerged from this contest, "said the jury.

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