Inmates may be emplaced as supervisees for Community-based Programmes (CBP) towards the tail-end of their sentence. CBPs promotes their reintegration into society with the help of their family members and the community.
CBPs provide opportunities for supervisees, to gradually reintegrate in the community by building up their capacities to reconnect with their families and be gainfully employed as contributing members of the society.
Eligible inmates will be assessed for CBP. Singapore Prison Service (SPS) makes a holistic assessment their suitability for CBP, taking into consideration their latest rehabilitation progress, general conduct, and reintegration plans. No applications are needed on your part. If your loved ones are assessed to be suitable for CBP, the next-of-kin or person appointed will be informed in due course.
Is my loved one suitable for CBP?
Penal inmates: All penal inmates will be screened and assessed for their eligibility and suitability. Eligible inmates will only be assessed for CBP after they have served half their sentence in prison. Some inmates are legally excluded from CBP consideration due to the type of offence committed. Eligible inmates assessed to be suitable for CBP may be emplaced for a maximum period of 12 months prior to their release.
Drug Rehabilitation Centre (DRC) inmates: For inmates detained at the DRC, CBP is part of their Drug Rehabilitation Regime. Hence, they will be emplaced on a suitable CBP scheme upon completion of their in-care rehabilitation regime, subject to their progress and conduct during their rehabilitation programme.
*If your loved ones are eligible for CBP, they will be assessed, and you do not need to apply. Family members will be informed if their loved ones are found suitable for CBP.
What are the various types of CBP available?
The following provides a brief description of the CBP schemes available for Penal Inmates:
The following provides a brief description of the CBP schemes available for DRC Inmates:
What to Do
Once inmates are recommended for CBP, they will undergo Release Preparation Programmes prior to their emplacement. Reintegration Officers from Community Corrections Command (COMC) will also conduct pre-emplacement briefing and interviews to the inmates on the conditions and expectations of CBP.
For HDS/RS scheme, the main visit cardholder will receive an SMS providing the inmate’s tentative date of emplacement and an undertaking form to seek his/her support for inmate’s emplacement to HDS/RS. A notification letter will also be sent to the family members informing on the date of emplacement. Family members are advised to read up on the family briefing form via the QR code and link provided in the emplacement letter.
For emplacement to DRS/EmPS/HWH scheme, a notification letter providing details on the scheme and the relevant contact information will be sent to the Next-of-Kin prior to emplacement.
Day of Emplacement
Inmates will be transferred to Selarang Park Community Supervision Centre (SPCSC) on the day of emplacement. They will undergo a briefing on the supervision conditions by their assigned RO. Arrangement for electronic tagging will also be done on emplacement day.
If you wish to send in clothing, you may make an appointment by calling the visit booking hotline at 1800-PRISONS (1800-774-7667).
For further enquiries on Community Based Programme, you may write to us by filling in the online form at http://go.gov.sg/cbpenquiry.
For enquiries on the terms and conditions of the Halfway Houses and Work Release Centre, you may contact Selarang Park Community Supervision Centre (SPCSC) at 1800-543-1825.