【Taipei】Not Who We Were: Each and Every Day Behind Bars

Not Who We Were: Each and Every Day Behind Bars

Exhibition and Talks



Dates and Hours

28th October – 5th November, 2023

10:00 - 18:00 Daily (except Monday)
※ The exhibition closes at 15:00 on 5th November.

※ Guided tour for groups is available with reservation in advance.


Xinfu Market 新富町文化市場巷仔內教室

No.70, Sanshui St., Wanhua Dist., Taipei 臺北市萬華區三水街70號

Get off at Exit 3 of MRT Longshan Temple station, turn left and walk for 2 minutes.


The public's impression of death row prisoners often remains at the crime scenes described in newspapers and media, as well as their worst appearance. Through the letters, artwork, and interviews with family members and friends, the exhibition "Not Who We Were: Each and Every Day Behind Bars" allows the audience to understand that the death row prisoners are also humans with feelings and thoughts. A full-scale model cell and daily routines enable the audience to experience the constrained and inhumane living condition where the prisoners have to live in for over 20 years. In addition, this exhibition also presents the stories of the wrongfully-convicted in Taiwan and the people facing the death penalty in Singapore to show the arbitrary and unjust nature of capital punishment.  

Taiwan, like most countries in the world, is moving towards the goal of abolishing the death penalty. The Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty, in joint efforts with other NGOs such as Amnesty International and Judicial Reform Foundation, organizes this exhibition as a more elaborate version of the “Not Who We Were” held in 2020. With expansive scopes and thorough discussions, we hope the public understand the  death penalty has negative impact on society and we should join the world and move toward the abolition.


Co-organizers: Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty, Amnesty International Taiwan, Judicial Reform Foundation, Lin Li-e Educational Foundation

Sponsor: National Human Rights Museums