[Article] Singapore Prison Service – A Multi-Pronged Approach To Mitigate Violence In Prisons

Singapore Prison Service’s (SPS) mission is to enforce the safe and secure custody of inmates and rehabilitate them, for a safer Singapore. Assault rates remain low at a rate of 41.4 per 10,000 inmates for FY2023 (To ensure a safe environment for both staff and inmates, SPS has developed a multi-pronged approach to deter and mitigate violence which includes (i) prevention, (ii) deterrence, (iii) detection & response, (iv) post-incident management and (v) population-specific measures. This comprehensive approach has enabled SPS to achieve a low assault rate at 41.4 assaults per 10,000 inmates in FY 2023 (up to Dec 2023).

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