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PRISONS IN SINGAPORE
Prisons in Singapore are know for their poor conditions, lack of rehabilitation, and human rights abuses. Caning is still considered a fair punishment in Singapore and the use of other torture techniques have been reported as being in use.

Inmates can spend up to 22 hours a day in their cells wearing leg shackles and with very poor diet and medical attention.


INSTITUTION ADDRESS
CONTACT NUMBERS
    
   
Visit Office's Tel No.
Records & Reception (R&R) Office's Tel No.
Queenstown Remand Prison
50 Jalan Penjara S(149373)
64718-709
1800-4718708
(General Enquiries)
64718-715 /
64718-704
Tanah Merah Prison
10 Tanah Merah Besar Road S(498834)
65469-433
1800-5469416
(General Enquiries)
65469-404 /
65469-415
Changi Women's Prison & DRC
10 Tanah Merah Besar Road S(498834)
65469-895 / 65469-433
65469-427
Cluster A ( A1 - A5)
990 Upper Changi Road North
65467-170/ 65467-171/
65467-172
65467-140/
65467-141/
65467-142
Portsdown Prison
21 Portsdown Road S(139310)
68740-559
68740-553
Tampines Prison
61 Lorong Halus S(536583)
64880-129
64880-123
Admiralty West Prison
21 Admiralty Road West S(757698)
68841-866 /
68841-861
(General Enquiries)
68841-860
Kaki Bukit Centre
10 Kaki Bukit Avenue 5 S(417902)
68462-730
68428-192
Selarang Park DRC
1 Selarang Park Road S(508167)
65469-264
65469-345
Khalsa Crescent DRC
1 Khalsa Crescent S(758843)
63629-646
1800-3689412
(General Enquiries)
63629-645
Sembawang DRC
90 Admiralty Road West S(759957)
67569-609
1800-7586666
(General Enquiries)
67569-606
Lloyd Leas Work Release Camp
1 Cosford Road S(499547)
 
1800-5431842 (Records & Reception Enquiries)
CHANGI PRISON
CHANGI Changi Prison was built in 1936. Between 1942 and 1945, the Japanese interned about 76,000 prisoners of war at the jail and surrounding areas. A new Changi Prison Complex will soon be built on the same site.
  • Prison Info
  • Singapore's penal institutions are classified into maximum, medium and minimum security prisons depending on the physical structure of the institutions and the categories of prisoners accommodated within.

    Maximum Security Prisons
    Queenstown Remand Prison is a remand, reception and allocation centre for adult male offenders. It also houses short-term prisoners.

    Changi Prison houses long-term prisoners including condemned prisoners, preventive trainees and adult male offenders sentenced to more than five years' imprisonment.

    This newly built prison, Tanah Merah Prison is equipped with advanced security features and communications equipment. Inaugurated in late 1993, it houses Criminal Law detainees (CLDs), corrective trainees, and drug traffickers sentenced to more than five years' imprisonment.

    Another new facility, Changi Women's Prison commenced operations in early 1994. It houses all categories of female adult penal offenders.


    Medium Security Institutions
    Moon Crescent Prison houses short-term and some long-term prisoners. The long-term prisoners are those who have been transferred from the maximum security prisons to serve the tail-end of their sentences as a way of preparing them for their imminent return to society.

    Tampines Prison houses short-term and long-term prisoners of medium security rating.

    Abingdon Prison houses illegal immigrants and short-term prisoners.

    Bedok Reformative Training Centre houses young offenders between the ages of 16 and 21 years who have been sentenced to reformative training.

    Minimum Security Institutions
    Abingdon Work Release Camp houses prisoners on the Work Release Scheme. This scheme allows prisoners to leave the camp for work during the day and return to camp in the evening after work, enabling them to reintegrate gradually into society.

    Seletar Work Release Camp houses Criminal Law detainees selected to undergo the 1-year Work Release Scheme.

    Mission and Operation Philosophy
    The Prisons Service is guided by its mission and by the four limbs of its Operation Philosophy:

    To protect society by ensuring the secure custody of offenders in a humane environment, and to facilitate their return to society as law-abiding citizens by providing rehabilitative opportunities.

    • Prisons and Drug Rehabilitation Centres are not holiday resorts ... conditions shall be spartan but not an affront to human dignity.
    • Prisoners are here with us as punishment but not for punishment.
    • Drug inmates are here with us, not as punishment but for treatment and rehabilitation.
    • Every inmate will be given opportunities to change, but more effort will be accorded to thosegenuinely desirous of changing.

    Death Watch Singapore
    Singapore is believed to have the highest per capita rate of executions in the world. A UN Report found that Singapore had three times the number of executions, relative to the size of its population, as the next country on the list - Saudi Arabia.

    The small city-state has hanged more than 420 prisoners in the last 13 years. The population of the coutry is around 5 million. Official information about the use of the death penalty is shrouded in secrecy and the government does not normally publish statistics about death sentences or executions. It is not known how many prisoners are currently on death row.

    SINGAPORE PRISON INFORMATION
    Singapore Corrections Service
  • Judicial caning in Singapore

  • Thai woman jailed in Singapore

  • Changi Prison Historical Information

  • Changi Prison - The Inside Story
  • To discover more about the Singapore Prisons service and its history, surf http://www.mha.gov.sg
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