A member of SPEAR shares his experience of working behind bars and being a Captain of Lives in SPS, one of Singapore’s premier employers.
By Joyce Lin
Whenever Yeo Bo Li tells people that he works behind bars, their first reaction is to ask why.
The 23-year-old made the choice to work in the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) a year ago when he was still in the army.
A friend encouraged him to take up the challenge when he chanced upon an SPS advertisement in the newspapers.
He was initially apprehensive at first. “I remember visiting Changi Prison before I joined and looking at the outside of the prison walls, thinking I would never want to come here,” admits Bo Li.
“But now I know that I want to carve out this path in correctional services for my future career.”