A former employee of the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (SCORE), a statutory board formed to help offenders reintegrate into the workforce, has been charged with selling items to prison inmates.

Fifty-three-year-old Ng Chee Boon, who used to be a maintenance supervisor at SCORE allegedly sold bottles of medicated oil to five different inmates at Changi Prison Complex- Cluster A.

The Prisons Act states that officers as well as others who work within the facility are not allowed to sell anything to inmates.

It’s believed Ng sold nine bottles in all between April and August last year.


He’s also alleged to have sold two disposable shaving blades to one of the inmates.

Ng told the court that he will be applying for assistance from the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme.

Ng will be back in court on September 22.

If convicted, for each charge, Ng could be jailed for up to a year, fined a maximum of S$6,000 dollars or both. 

Source: Channel NewsAsia, 8th September 2010