Repeat drug offenders face stricter supervision
They will be monitored and must undergo compulsory counselling
Repeat drug offenders considered to be at higher risk of relapsing will soon be electronically monitored, be subject to curfews and will undergo compulsory counselling.
From Nov 1, roughly half of all long-term (LT) offenders released from prison will face stricter supervision.
The Singapore Prisons Service (SPS) estimates that about 1,000 such offenders will be released every year until 2014, and that about 500 of them will be placed under the tough new procedures.
These measures will be carried out by SPS and are in addition to the current two-year urine supervision programme for such offenders, administered by the Central Narcotics Bureau.