Written Replies to Parliamentary Questions

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on Number of Prison Inmates that Yellow Ribbon Singapore Helped Annually to Secure Job Placements Before and After their Release in the Past 10 Years

Published: 28 November 2022


Mr Patrick Tay Teck Guan:
To ask the Minister for Home Affairs in the past 10 years, how many prison inmates has Yellow Ribbon Singapore helped annually to secure job placements before and after their release respectively.


Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law:

1.   Between 2012 and 2021, Yellow Ribbon Singapore (YRSG) assisted about 2,200 inmates a year to secure jobs before their release. The inmates are matched to suitable jobs based on their skills and preferences.

2.   YRSG also provides employment assistance to ex-offenders after their release. Between 2012 and 2021, YRSG assisted close to 140 ex-offenders a year to secure jobs.