Tamarind Farm serious about rehabilitation ... Supported by Ja Foundation for Lifelong Learning

Under the leadership of Superintendent Baldwin Collins, staff at the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre located at Salt Pond Road, Spanish Town in St Catherine, has been quietly making strides in helping to turn around the lives of inmates who come under their charge.

Members of the chaplaincy unit of the Department of Correctional Services have also been very instrumental in engaging members of both the private and public sector to contribute to effective re-socialising of the inmates, through improved educational and appropriate skills training opportunities.

Tamarind Farm serious about rehabilitation ... Supported by Ja Foundation for Lifelong Learning

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) this afternoon received 700 items of riot gear, donated by the United States Embassy on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

The equipment handed included 100 riot batons, 100 Riot baton holders, 100 riot helmets with visors, 50 handcuffs, 100 goggles, 50 metal detectors, 100 riot shields and 100 raincoats with hoods.

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


The Commissioner and staff are saddened at the death of Correctional Officer Valda Lee Taylor Dyer assigned to Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre. We express sincere condolence to her family and pray for added strength as they go through this difficult time. Together we mourn.

Work In Progress

Senator and Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security. Pearnel P. Charles Jr. tour of the Correctional Facilities