Juvenile wards benefit from Arts Summer Programme

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Pearnel Charles Jr has lauded the successful partnership of Youth for Arts & Recreational Development (YARD) Empire, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Organisation of American States (OAS) and the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) at the first staging of a drama presentation at the Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre.

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.