The In-Care ministry team oversees chapel services, bible studies and one-to-one counselling. Here, we explore ways where prison term can be spent productively and meaningfully, while working on life-transformation inside prison. We assist in helping offenders rise above bitterness and regret to seek God’s forgiveness. Our team of volunteers and staff journey with offenders as they serve their sentence and move towards release and reintegration into society.
Prison Fellowship Singapore In-Care Programmes
Chapel Services – Every weekend, prison inmates gather at nearly 40 different prison venues and time schedules to attend chapel services. We run 30 weekly Bible study sessions and 34 chapel services across all prison clusters, including Admiralty West Prison (AWP). These sessions serve approximately 1,200 inmates.Volunteers representing numerous churches conduct Chapel services, lead worship and deliver inspirational messages.
Bible Studies/Counselling – Bible study sessions help inmates to learn life skills, experience recovery and inner healing and attitudinal changes. The study sessions also enable inmates to talk about their joys, struggles and to discuss practical areas of life change.
Christian Intensive Religious Counselling Programme (CIRCP) is a signature PFS programme which runs for nine months. These sessions are delivered six days a week and include one-to-one counselling, bible studies, groupwork, and courses such as the Alpha Course and Purpose Driven Life.
Community Reintegration Programme (CRP) – The CRP is an initiative of Singapore Prison Service to address problems that may interfere with an inmate’s ability to function effectively in society upon release. It prepares the inmates for their return into the community through employment and social reintegration. CRP is divided into three modules – career guidance, reintegration with community and reintegration with the family. It consists of related skills training, covering common obstacles such as job placement, goal setting and money management. It is delivered two months before an inmate’s release from prison. Prison Fellowship Singapore works with Singapore Prison Services to provide volunteer-facilitators for weekly sessions. This creates the opportunity to build a working relationship with the inmates to help them upon their release, in the areas of church integration and community reintegration.
CRP at Changi Women’s Prison (CWP) – CRP is a Singapore Prison Service (SPS) programme which is also organised at CWP. This programme includes four modules: 1) Making effective choices; 2) Family reintegration; 3) Community reintegration; and 4) Employment.
Pre-Release Centre – Community Reintegration Programme (CRP) at Changi Women’s Prison (CWP). CRP is a Singapore Prison Service (SPS) programme, which includes four modules: 1) Making effective choices; 2) Family reintegration; 3) Community reintegration; and 4) Employment.Up to six months prior to the inmate’s release, PFS prepares the inmate for re-integration into society. A pre-release curriculum is taught in prisons to help them prepare emotionally and spiritually for their release. PFS interview inmates individually, noting their needs and making preparations (such as housing or employment arrangements) prior to their release. Inmates are encouraged to participate in the weekly support group meetings, which are designed to help them navigate the difficult initial period of freedom.
- Post-examination secular talks on self-motivation and lateral thinking for ‘O’ and ‘N’ Level students at Tanah Merah Prison (TMP).
- One-to-one counselling upon request by Singapore Prison Services.
- Christmas celebration activities in prison during the month of November-December.