Employees embarked on Training for Trainers Course

Eleven (11) employees from the Department of Correctional Services DCS, Custodial Services are currently being trained in First Aid. The staffers are part of Training for Trainers course in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid to help in conducting this exercise at the DCS.

Inmates/Wards to sit CXC Exams

The rehabilitation through education efforts of the Department of Correctional Services, DCS, continue to grow as more inmates take advantage of the programme.

One hundred and nine (109) inmates/wards will be sitting the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate this Academic year. This is an increase of 29 inmates from the 80 that sat the examination last year.

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.

Tribute to Correctional Officer

Correctional Officer Corporal Donna Ebanks

Correctional Officer Corporal Donna Ebanks from the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre passed away at her home, she worked in the Department for 14 years from April 2003. The Department sends our heartfelt condolence to her family in this time of bereavement.

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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.