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"A candle, although it has a short lifespan, may help a student to become a scholar. Likewise, you can still do something very meaningful within this timeframe. You can find ways to help and become an example to your family and friends."

Venerable Seck Kwang Ping
Prison Religious Volunteer

"I can only be a signpost pointing in a direction which I feel is beneficial to the inmate but, in the long term, it rests with him. If he wants to change, he will change and my role is to be there to help him then. That's all any volunteer can do. You cannot force them."

Reverend George Ian Beed
Prison Religious Volunteer


Volunteers and organisations have an important role to play in the provision of religious-based programmes and in assisting the inmate's integration back into society. 

Spiritual guidance facilitates in the inmate's rehabilitation. It provides the necessary emotional and mental support for inmates to cope with life's experiences.

Spiritual support also forms an important aspect of offenders' psychological well-being. It can give them the mental strength to maintain a positive outlook in life.

The religious services are provided by volunteers from the various religious organisations such as:

  • Buddhist Fellowship

  • Christian Counselling Services

  • En-Naeem Mosque  

  • Muneeswaran Temple Society

  • Muslim Counselling Services (MCS)

  • Persatuan Ulama dan Guru-Guru Agama Islam Singapura (PERGAS)

  • Prison Fellowship Singapore (Christian)

  • Roman Catholic Prison Ministry

  • SANA Religious Group of Volunteers (Christian / Hindu)

  • Sikh Welfare Council

  • Singapore Buddhist Federation

  • Singapore Kadayanallur Muslim League (SKML)

  • The Hindu Centre


Contact person(s):

Community & Family Policy (CFP) Branch, Rehabilitation & Reintegration Division (RRD)

Email Address:

Telephone: (65) 6546 9539

Fax: (65) 6546 2459

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