Published: 03 August 2021
Ms He Ting Ru: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs of the number of male and female prison inmates respectively in 2020, how many have (i) children under the age of seven and (ii) children under the age of 18.
1. As at 31 December 2020, there were 9,204 male inmates and 1,162 female inmates.1 Based on our records, 2,224 male inmates and 508 female inmates had at least one child under the age of 18; while 869 male inmates and 227 female inmates had at least one child under the age of seven.
1 Figures are of local incare inmates and those on Community Based Programmes, and exclude those in remand.