On The Ground

Singapore's oldest prisoner is a 90-year-old man serving a 20-year jail sentence

A file photo from 2019 shows inmates in Changi Prison. While an offender is never too old to be sent to jail, he or she can be too ill to be jailed or tried in court. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Somewhere behind the high walls of Changi Prison, there is a little-known facility that houses elderly prisoners - and provides them with senior-friendly living conditions.

The facility has amenities such as beds, handrails and seated toilets, and it is home to Singapore's oldest prisoner - a 90-year-old man.

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