List of prisons

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This page provides a list of prisons by country.



For prisons in Afghanistan, see List of Afghan prisons.



For prisons in Australia, see List of Australian prisons.

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Northern Territory[edit]



South Australia[edit]


Western Australia[edit]




- departement men and departement women

- departement men and departement women

- departement men and departement women

- departement men and departement women

- Section Femmes







Men's (Federal)[edit]
Men's (Provincial)[edit]

(Note: Some provincial facilities, though predominantly male, may house a small number of remanded female inmates.)

For decommissioned and historical provincial facilities, see List of correctional facilities in Ontario.
Women's (Federal)[edit]
Women's (Provincial)[edit]


  • Donnacona Institution (Maximum)
  • Port-Cartier Institution (Maximum)
  • Regional Reception Centre (Maximum)
  • Archambault Institution (Medium)
  • Cowansville Institution (Medium)
  • Drummondville Institution (Medium)
  • La Macaza Institution (Medium)
  • Leclerc Institution (Medium)
  • Bordeaux Prison - (Minimum)
  • Federal Training Centre (Minimum)
  • Montée Saint-François Institution (Minimum)
  • Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines Institution (Minimum), also location of super-max Special Handling Unit
  • Rivière-des-Prairie (RDP) Institution (Minimum)
  • Talbot Institution (Minimum)
  • Joliette Institution (Multi)
  • Établissement de détention Leclerc de Laval (Multi)


Both sexes[edit]


  • Edmonton Institution for Women (Multi)
  • Okimaw Ochi Healing Lodge (Medium/Minimum)



Alouette Correctional Centre for Women Ford Mountain Fraser Regional Correctional Centre Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre Nanaimo Correctional Centre North Fraser Pretrial Centre Prince George Regional Correctional Centre Surrey Pretrial Services Centre



  • Fraser Valley Institution for Women

Other Canadian correctional facilities[edit]


Bío Bío Region[edit]

Los Ríos Region[edit]

Santiago Metropolitan Region[edit]


Hong Kong[edit]

For prisons in Hong Kong, see List of prisons in Hong Kong.


  • Coloane Prison - opened 1990
  • Central Prison - closed 1990
  • Ka Ho Prison - opened 2014


Court and prison in Rijeka (est.1904).

County prisons[edit]

  • Zagreb
  • Gospić
  • Pula
  • Šibenik
  • Osijek
  • Rijeka
  • Split
  • Varaždin
  • Bjelovar
  • Dubrovnik
  • Karlovac
  • Požega
  • Sisak
  • Zadar

State prisons, penitentiaries and prison hospitals[edit]

  • Glina
  • Lepoglava
  • Lipovica-Popovača
  • Požega
  • Turopolja
  • Valtura
  • Zagreb prison hospital

Former regime prisons and penal colonies[edit]

  • Goli otok (defunct) (males)
  • Sv. Grgur (defunct) (females)

 Czech Republic[edit]

For prisons in the Czech Republic, see List of prisons in the Czech Republic.







External links[edit]



Best known prisons (mostly from 19th century or older, mainly still in function except the Katajanokka Prison and Kakola):

External links[edit]


Listing from official website: (French)



For a longer list of prisons in Germany see Liste der Justizvollzugsanstalten in Deutschland (German)






Main article: Prisons in Iceland
Name Municipality Established Capacity Security level Notes
Hegningarhúsið Reykjavík 1874 16 Medium Used for short detention, short sentences and for new prisoners awaiting transfer.
Fangelsið Litla-Hrauni Eyrabakki 1929 45 High Used for prisoners with long sentences, particularly those with a history of violence.
Fangelsið Kvíabryggju Grundarfjörður 1954 22 Open prison Used for prisoners with a remaining sentence of 2 year or less. Prisoners are expected to either work or receive education and to take care of themselves for the most part.
Fangelsið Akureyri Akureyri 1978 10 Low Used for prisoners with a remaining sentence of 1 year or less. Prisoners are expected to either work or receive education and to take care of themselves for the most part.
Fangelsið Kópavogsbraut 17 Kópavogur 1989 12 Medium All female prisoners serve their sentences in Kópavogur, short sentences can be served elsewhere. Due to the low female prison population, male prisoners with short sentences and no history of violence are also accepted.
Fangelsið Bitru Selfoss 2010 16 Open prison Prisoners are expected to either work or receive education and to take care of themselves for the most part.


For prisons in India, see List of prisons in India.









Sapporo Correctional Precinct[edit]

Sendai Correctional Precinct[edit]

Tokyo Correctional Precinct[edit]

Nagoya Correctional Precinct[edit]

Osaka Correctional Precinct[edit]

Hiroshima Correctional Precinct[edit]

Takamatsu Correctional Precinct[edit]

Fukuoka Correctional Precinct[edit]

Medical Prison[edit]

Social Rehabilitation Program Center(Private Finance Initiative, PFI system)[edit]






Many of the fortifications, such as Fort Saint Elmo and Fort Ricasoli, were also used as prisons at some point.





 New Zealand[edit]

For prisons in New Zealand, see list of correctional facilities in New Zealand

 North Korea[edit]

Operating political prison camps[edit]

Former political prison camps[edit]

Operating reeducation camps[edit]

Former reeducation camps[edit]


Oslo Prison (est.1851).
Hamar Prison (est.1864).
Ålesund Prison (est.1864/1906)





  • Central Jail Lahore (at Kot Lakhpat)
  • Central Jail Gujranwala
  • Central Jail Sahiwal
  • District Jail Lahore
  • District Jail Sheikhupura
  • District Jail Kasur
  • District Jail Sialkot
  • New Central Jail Multan
  • New Central Jail Bahawalpur
  • Borstal Institution and Juvenile Jail Bahawalpur
  • Central Jail Dera Ghazi Khan
  • District Jail Multan
  • District Jail Rajanpur
  • District Jail Vehari
  • Women Jail Multan
  • District Jail Rahim Yar Khan
  • District Jail Bahawalnagar
  • District Jail Muzaffar Garh
  • Central Jail Rawalpindi
  • District Jail Attock
  • District Jail Jhelum
  • District Jail Mandi Bahauddin
  • District Jail Gujrat
  • Sub Jail Chakwal
  • Central Jail Faisalabad
  • Central Jail Mianwali
  • Borstal Institution and Juvenile Jail Faisalabad
  • District Jail Faisalabad
  • District Jail Jhang
  • District Jail Toba Tek Singh
  • District Jail Sargodha
  • District Jail Shahpur



*Aiud prison, Aiud *Botosani prison, Botosani


Remand prisons[edit]

Former KGB remand prisons[edit]

Maximum security prisons[edit]


 Saudi Arabia[edit]




Operational prisons[edit]


Former prisons[edit]

Prisons planned and under construction[edit]



For prisons in Switzerland, see List of prisons in Switzerland.






 United Kingdom[edit]

For prisons in the UK, see List of prisons in the United Kingdom.

 United States[edit]




Chikurubi, Zimbabwe


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