Fewer jobs secured before release

Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (Score) helps inmates find jobs before their release.

It assesses an inmate's suitability and job readiness, and helps him find work in industries such as manufacturing, logistics and hospitality.

But there has been a fall in the number of inmates securing jobs before their release.

And this was despite the increase in the number of employers registering with Score, from 3,876 in 2013 to 4,433 last year.

The organisation said the drop in securing work was partly because of a decrease in the number of inmates at the tail end of their sentences who indicated a need for employment assistance.