COVID-19 Elevated Safe Distancing Measures for Visitors

In light of the stepped-up measures announced on Friday, 3 Apr 2020 to pre-empt escalating COVID-19 infections, the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) will be implementing stricter safe distancing measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our inmates.

All visits will be temporarily suspended from Tues, 7 Apr 2020 to Mon, 4 May 2020. Thereafter, resumption of visits will be subject to further review.

Meanwhile, SPS is exploring alternative means of communication for our inmates and their loved ones. Details will be provided in due course via our online portal: www.ipris.sps.gov.sg.

To assist affected visitors, we will be keeping our visit hotline open on Saturday, 4 April & Sunday, 5 April, from 8.45am to 4.00pm. You may contact us at (+65) 6546 7169 / 70 / 71 / 72.

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Reading Materials

Prisons provides reading materials and resources to all our inmate. However, if requested by an inmate, visitors are allowed to bring three reading materials during each visit. For Remand inmates, the frequency is three reading materials on a weekly basis.

In view of operational security and well-being of all inmates, all materials received will be screened to prevent any security breaches.

Food Items

Visitors are allowed to purchase pre-approved snack packs for the following category of inmates during each visit.

  1. *Remand inmates
  2. Inmates undergoing Drug Rehabilitation Regime
  3. Inmates undergoing Inhalant Abuse Regime

*Remand inmates are allowed to receive one snack pack through visit only a weekly basis.

These snack packs can be purchased at any of the Prison Link Centres via NETS payment.

Pre-Release Clothing

Visitors are allowed to handover a set of clothing with footwear for the inmate during visit at Prison Link Centre Changi or Prison Link Centre Tanah Merah, two months up to two weeks prior to their release date.

Other items

For items like spectacles, dentures, photographs and medications, the inmate concerned has to submit his/ her request to the institution. The requests have to be approved, before the visitor is allowed to deliver the items through visit

Payment of items purchased by inmates

For items which an inmate wants to purchase inside prison, such as spectacles and dentures, he/ she has to submit a request to the institution. The requests have to be approved, before the visitor is allowed to make payment via NETS at our Prison Link Centres.


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