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Prisons statistics: Re-offence rate falls, employability of inmates rises


The proportion of released prisoners who re-offend has fallen for the second year in a row.

According to the Singapore Prisons Service's (SPS) annual statistics report released Wednesday, recidivism rates, which involves those who commit an offence again within two years of their release, have been on the decline. Some 23.6 per cent of the 2010 cohort of prisoners released committed another offence after their release, compared to 27.3 per cent of the 2008 cohort.

The statistics also showed an increase in the number of inmates securing jobs even before their release. More employers have come...