Drug offenders can learn how to farm and grow food while in jail

The Singapore Prison Service will set up an indoor vegetable farm at the Changi Prison Complex's B5 institution, where the Drug Rehabilitation Centre (above) is located.
The Singapore Prison Service will set up an indoor vegetable farm at the Changi Prison Complex's B5 institution, where the Drug Rehabilitation Centre (above) is located.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Turning over a new leaf may have a literal meaning for prisoners soon. For the first time, the Prisons will be teaching inmates how to farm to instil in them values associated with farming like hard work and perseverance. It also hopes to give them another skill to find jobs in the agriculture field after they are released from jail.

The Sunday Times understands the Singapore Prison Service will set up an indoor vegetable farm at the Changi Prison Complex's B5 institution, where the Drug Rehabilitation Centre (DRC) is located.

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