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Convict shortage halts Singapore prison project


The Associated Press ,  Singapore   |  Fri, 08/08/2008 2:01 PM  |  World


Singapore has shut down construction of two prisons partly because the city-state’s aging population isn’t producing enough criminals, its prisons director said in remarks published Friday.


Ng Joo Hee said work on two of the four prisons of the Singapore $1 billion (US$718 million) Changi Prison Complex was halted after the country’s inmate population fell to a 10-year
low of 11,768 last year.


“In an aging population, you generally see a lower crime rate,” Ng was quoted as saying in the Straits Times newspaper.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. treespotter says:

    so they do have a sense of humour afterall…

    LOL

    Like

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