Inmates to learn farming as part of rehabilitation

Passion fruit being grown at halfway house The Hiding Place, where residents learn farming during their rehabilitation.
Passion fruit being grown at halfway house The Hiding Place, where residents learn farming during their rehabilitation.ST FILE PHOTO

Prisons to set up indoor vegetable farm for drug offenders to learn new skills and values

Turning over a new leaf may have a literal meaning for prisoners soon.

For the first time, the Singapore Prison Service will be teaching inmates how to farm to instil in them values associated with farming, like hard work and perseverance.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 27, 2018, with the headline 'Inmates to learn farming as part of rehabilitation'. Print Edition | Subscribe