List of prisons

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This article provides a list of prisons by country.





Australian Capital Territory[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Northern Territory[edit]


South Australia[edit]



Western Australia[edit]











Bío Bío Region[edit]

Los Ríos Region[edit]

Santiago Metropolitan Region[edit]



  • 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]








External links[edit]



The prison in Kuopio, Northern Savonia

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: (in French)



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


There are 45 Prisons in Ghana which are managed by the Ghana Prisons Service. In all there are 14,324 prisoners of which 14,125 are males and 199 are females.[3]
















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]



  • Sulaibiya Central Prison









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






  • Zaanstad
  • Rotterdam
  • Veenhuizen
  • Esserheem
  • Zwolle

 New Zealand[edit]

 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

 Papua New Guinea[edit]

There are 21 prisons and 10 rural lockups in Papua New Guinea:[5]

  • Ambunti Rural Lockup
  • Angoram Rural Lockup
  • Baisu Prison
  • Baiyer Rural Lockup
  • Barawagi Prison
  • Beikut Prison
  • Beon Prison
  • Bihute Prison
  • Biru Prison
  • Bogia Rural Lockup
  • Bomana Prison
  • Boram Prison
  • Bui-Iebi Prison
  • Buimo Prison
  • Bundaira Prison
  • Finshafen Rural Lockup
  • Giligili Prison
  • Hutzena Rural Lockup
  • Kavieng Prison
  • Kerevat Prison
  • Lakiemata Prison
  • Manus Prison
  • Maprik Rural Lockup
  • Menyamia Rural Lockup
  • Misima Rural Lockup
  • Ningerum Prison
  • Vanimo Prison



  • Miguel Castro Castro prison[6]




Remand prisons[edit]

Former KGB remand prisons[edit]

Maximum security prisons[edit]


 Saudi Arabia[edit]


Drug Rehabilitation Centres
Former prisons and detention centres


 South Africa[edit]


Operational prisons[edit]


Former prisons[edit]

Prisons planned and under construction[edit]








Remand prisons[edit]

Thailand has four remand prisons:[11]

  • Bangkok Remand Prison[12]
  • Minburi Remand Prison
  • Pattaya Remand Prison (Chonburi Province)
  • Thonburi Remand Prison



 United Arab Emirates[edit]

 United Kingdom[edit]

 United States[edit]







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  7. ^ Prisiones
  8. ^ David L. Phillips (5 July 2017). The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East. Taylor & Francis. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-351-48036-9.
  9. ^ Perry, Tom (October 10, 2019). Kasolowsky, Raissa (ed.). "Turkey shelled prison holding IS foreign fighters Kurdish-led administration". Reuters. The shelling on Wednesday night targeted part of Chirkin prison in the city of Qamishli, the Kurdish-led authorities said in a statement.
  10. ^ Chachavalpongpun, Pavin (June 2, 2017). "Dhaveevatthana prison: hell on Earth in Thailand". The Japan Times. Retrieved June 13, 2020. Inside the sprawling Dhaveevatthana Palace in Bangkok is a prison built to lock up those betraying the trust of the new Thai king, Vajiralongkorn. On March 27, 2012, during the Yingluck Shinawatra administration, the Ministry of Justice issued an order regarding the construction of a prison within Dhaveevatthana Palace on a 60-sq.-meter plot of land. Named Buddha Monthon Temporary Prison, it is under the authority of the Klong Prem Central Prison. The Dhaveevatthana prison has been officially legalized, therefore permitting King Vajiralongkorn to imprison anyone under its roof legally. Some of his close confidants have been imprisoned there, from Suriyan Sucharitpolwong (better known as Moh Yong) to police Maj. Prakrom Warunprapha and Maj. Gen. Phisitsak Seniwongse na Ayutthaya. They were behind Vajiralongkorn's "Bike for Mom" campaign in 2015, but were later found guilty of embezzling the project's funds. All died in the Dhaveevatthana prison under mysterious circumstances.
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  15. ^ Abdullah, Afkar (November 21, 2017). "Filipino prisoners convert to Islam in Sharjah". Khaleej Times. Three Filipino inmates at a Sharjah prison have converted to Islam. According to the Sharjah Reformatory and Punitive Establishments (SRPE), the new Muslims "expressed their happiness over accepting Islam".
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