New Year's Message from the Commissioner of Corrections

Ms. Ina Hunter, Commissioner of Corrections

At the start of a new year we instinctively reflect on the year that has passed and plan for the year ahead. Generally, 2018 was a good year, ending with the promotion of 156 Correctional Officers. I use this medium to congratulate all officers who have been promoted. I encourage those who are expecting their promotion to continue the hard work.

Let me thank the entire staff for their commitment and dedication to duty. We take pride in knowing that we work in a difficult field and contribute to a very important part of national development; that of public safety. We pride ourselves in knowing that we work with persons who we can positively influence to make life changing decisions.




Female inmates Graduated from Peer Counselling/Mentorship Training Programme

Published: Thursday, December 06, 2018

Eight female inmates recently graduated from a six week Peer Counselling/ Mentorship Training Programme at the Fort Augusta Adult Correction Centre. The inmates are now equipped to assist as Peer Counsellors/Mentor of fellow inmates. The DCS congratulates them on their achievement.



HEART Trust/NTA and MNS sign second MOU to transform inmates

Published: Friday, October 05, 2018


Success from behind bars – Female inmates excel in CSEC

Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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.

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Education in Prison Programme

One of the strategy being implemented to ensure the rehabilitation of inmates and the reduction of recidivism is the education in prison programme which continues to reap success.