Eligible inmates who have undergone the Gang Renunciation Programme can opt for the Tattoo Removal Project.
The Gang Renunciation Programme was started in Kaki Bukit Centre (Prison School) on 19 February 2009.
It was subsequently implemented in Clusters A and B in August 2009 and February 2010 respectively.
This programme has three phases:
Phase 1: Assessment for Suitability
Gang members who are keen to leave their gangs will inform prison staff.
Singapore Prisons Service and Singapore Police Force officers will interview and assess these inmates’ motivation and readiness to renounce their gangs.
Eligible inmates will go through the Gang Renunciation Ceremony while ineligible inmates will be monitored and reassessed to determine their suitability.
Phase 2: Gang Renunciation Ceremony
During the ceremony, inmates would renounce their gang affiliation in front of Prisons’ key appointment holders, officers from the Police’s Secret Society Branch and other inmates.
These inmates need to write a renunciation script to explain the reasons behind their renunciation and read it aloud.