Christmas Message from the Commissioner of Corrections

Ms. Ina Hunter, Commissioner of Corrections

As another year draws to a close, it is natural to pause, reflect and look to the year ahead. In this mode of introspection, invariably we question the extent to which our goals were met. Undoubtedly there were triumphs but we are mindful of the challenges. We can say with confidence that we hurdled many of the challenges because of the unrelenting support and resilience of our dedicated team.

We celebrate the resourcefulness demonstrated in our staff; many times doing much with limited resources. In spite of this, we have been able to meet some of our targets and goals. You continue to show your commitment to our primary cause of reducing recidivism, transforming and rehabilitating inmates and wards in our care. I am inspired by the sense of purpose that you display daily in fulfilling our mandate to prepare inmates and wards in our care to reintegrate into society.




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.