Henry Gurney Prisoners School

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Henry Gurney Prisoners School
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Henry Gurney Prisoners School (Malay: Sekolah Tahanan Henry Gurney or Sekolah Henry Gurney) is a prisoner school in Telok Mas, Malacca, Malaysia.

There are now other Henry Gurney schools, including Sekolah Henry Gurney Wanita Batu Gajah (for girls) in Batu Gajah, Sekolah Henry Gurney Wanita Kota Kinabalu (for girls) in Kota Kinabalu, and Sekolah Henry Gurney I Keningau in Keningau.[1]


Established in 1949, it underwent name changes for three times before its current name was adopted upon its official opening by Sir Henry Gurney on 15 May 1950. It is one of the five Henry Gurney Schools (Sekolah Henry Gurney or SHG) which caters to juvenile criminals. The Malacca branch specializes in male convicts.


The rehabilitation programme ran in these centres are divided into three stages:

  • hard labour - for new entrants or rule-breakers
  • normal chores
  • technical labour - includes welding and basic engineering

Although these centres specialises mainly on vocational learnings, they also provide academic training. However most trainees are inclined to take vocational training.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "shg.htm." Malaysian Prison Department. Retrieved on August 30, 2015.

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