By His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir PATRICK LINTON ALLEN, Member of the Order of the Nation, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguised 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.

Presentation in the 2013 Sectoral Debate by the Hon. Peter Bunting, MP
Ministry of National Security, June 19, 2013
Theme: Making Strides Towards a Safe and Secure Jamaica

Tribute to Correctional Officer


The Department of Correctional Services is deeply saddened at the death of our beloved co-worker Correctional Officer 1 Romar Bent of the St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centre who was killed in Bog Walk, January 30, 2016 while on official duties.

We have lost a model Correctional Officer who demonstrated integrity, honesty, reliability and excellent work ethic.


The Department of Correctional Services is saddened at the passing of our beloved co-worker Correctional Officer 1 Teacha Ann Rose who died on January 15, 2016 after ailing for some time.

The Commissioner and staff extend sincere condolences to her family and friends.