Prisons in Jamaica

Twelve correctional institutions in Jamaica[1] are operated by the Department of Correctional Services for the Ministry of National Security.

Contemporary institutions


Centres for men and women:[2]

  • The South Camp Adult Correctional Centre (SCACC)

Centres for men:[2]

Centres for women:[2]


There are three juvenile correctional centres:[1][3][4]


There are two remand centres:[1][3]

In addition, many remand prisoners are held in police station gaols.

Historic institutions

External links

  • Since 2004, the Department of Correctional Services has published comprehensive annual statistics.

Notes and references