South Camp Adult Correctional Centre
|Location||Up Park Camp, Kingston, Jamaica|
|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. It has accommodated over 330 inmates on occasions.
- Aerial view.
- Jamaica National Security - The Criminal Justice System, Photius Coutsoukis, 2005.
- Comparison of daily averages* over a 10 year period (1997-2006) by institution and sex, Department Of Correctional Services, 2007.
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