Written Replies to Parliamentary Questions

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on Usage of Family Visiting Privileges by Drug Rehabilitation Centre Inmates by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law

Published: 06 February 2017


Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs for each year of the past 3 years (a) what percentage of inmates in the Drug Rehabilitation Centres (DRCs) use their entire quota of family visiting privileges each month; and (b) how many requests have the DRCs received for additional family visiting privileges by the inmates or by their family members respectively.



1. The percentage of inmates in the Drug Rehabilitation Centres (DRCs) who received the maximum allowable two visits per month is as follows:


2014 2015 2016
% of DRC inmates who received two visits per month 35.2% 34.2% 33.7%


2. Requests for additional family visits by DRC inmates or their family members are rare. When requests for additional visits are made, the Singapore Prison Service would assess each request and grant the visit based on the circumstances of the request.


Prisons Management and Rehabilitation