Happy Easter from the Commissioner of Corrections

32 Correctional Officers to Benefit from Training

Thirty-two correctional officers will benefit from training scholarships totalling in excess of $1.2 million, which will equip them to deliver National Vocational Qualification of Jamaica (NVQ-J) programmes to inmates and wards in correctional facilities across the island.

The scholarships were provided by the Vocational Training Development Institute (VTDI) under the HEART Trust/NTA’s Train-the-Trainer project. As part of the programme, two training cohorts will be held, with the first 16 correctional officers attending for a week between March 20 and 24.

State Minister in the National Security Ministry, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr. said the objective is to "strengthen the capacity of (correctional) officers so that they become the ambassadors in transforming our inmates".


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The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) this afternoon received 700 items of riot gear, donated by the United States Embassy on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

The equipment handed included 100 riot batons, 100 Riot baton holders, 100 riot helmets with visors, 50 handcuffs, 100 goggles, 50 metal detectors, 100 riot shields and 100 raincoats with hoods.

By His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir PATRICK LINTON ALLEN, Member of the Order of the Nation, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Commander of the Order of Distinction, Knight of Grace of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, Governor General of Jamaica

What We Do?

During the post-independence years the prison system in Jamaica was composed of three (3) main entities: the Prisons, the Probation Services and the Approved Schools which functioned separately in the implementation and execution of the correctional functions of the Government.