List of prisons in Jamaica

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Twelve correctional institutions in Jamaica[1] are operated by the Department of Correctional Services for the Ministry of National Security.

Contemporary institutions[edit]

According to articles that I’ve studied, I would most certainly say that the Jamaican Correctional Facilities are very stern in how they are operated. Although there is an excessive issue with overcrowding, they continue striving to keep order and make it their due diligence to not only correct the behaviors of the inmates but make sure each inmate has what they need.


Centres for men and women:[2]

Centres for women:[2]


There are three juvenile correctional centres:[1][3][4]


There are two remand centres:[1][3]

In addition, many remand prisoners are held in police station gaols.

Historic institutions[edit]

See also[edit]

  • List of schools in Jamaica


  1. ^ a b c Custodial Services Archived 2007-11-17 at the Wayback Machine, Department Of Correctional Services, c2007.
  2. ^ a b "Custodial Services." Department of Correctional Services, Jamaica. Retrieved on 2 October 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-17. Retrieved 2008-02-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Highlights of Records Management Activities April – September 2006, Jamaica Archives and Records Department.
  4. ^ "JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL CENTRES Archived 2011-06-14 at the Wayback Machine." Department of Correctional Services, Jamaica. Retrieved on 2 October 2010.

External links[edit]

  • Since 2004, the Department of Correctional Services has published comprehensive annual statistics.