(Original Enactment: Ordinance 17 of 1933)
REVISED EDITION 2000
(30th December 2000)
An Act relating to prisons.
[18th August 1933]
2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Corporation” means the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises established under the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises Act (Cap. 298);
“Director” means the Director of Prisons appointed under section 20;
“lock-up prisoner” means any person, whether convicted or not, who is confined in a lock-up, or who is transported to, or from, a lock-up;
“prison” means any house, building, enclosure or place, or any part thereof, declared to be a prison or reformative training centre under section 3, and includes the grounds and buildings within the prison enclosure and also the airing grounds or other grounds or buildings belonging or attached thereto and used by prisoners;
“prison officer” means any prison officer appointed under section 20 but does not include the Director or any Superintendent;
“prisoner” means any person, whether convicted or not, under detention in any prison or reformative training centre;
“Superintendent” means a Superintendent of Prisons appointed under section 20;
“Visiting Justice” means a member of the Board of Visiting Justices appointed under section 79.