South Camp Adult Correctional Centre

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South Camp Prison
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South Camp Adult Correctional Centre is located in Jamaica
South Camp Adult Correctional Centre
South Camp Adult Correctional Centre
Location Up Park Camp, Kingston, Jamaica
Coordinates 17°59′22″N 76°46′47″W / 17.9893561°N 76.7798316°W / 17.9893561; -76.7798316Coordinates: 17°59′22″N 76°46′47″W / 17.9893561°N 76.7798316°W / 17.9893561; -76.7798316
Status Operational
Security class Maximum security
Population Up to 330
Managed by Operated by the Department of Correctional Services for the Ministry of National Security

South Camp Prison, also known as the Gun Court prison, opened in 1974 as a combined court and prison to combat the increase in violent crimes involving firearms. A single resident magistrate can issue prison sentences to those convicted of illegal possession of firearms or ammunition.[1] It has accommodated over 330 inmates on occasions.[2]

It is operated by the Department of Correctional Services for the Ministry of National Security.

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  1. ^ Jamaica National Security - The Criminal Justice System, Photius Coutsoukis, 2005.
  2. ^ Comparison of daily averages* over a 10 year period (1997-2006) by institution and sex, Department Of Correctional Services, 2007.