Minister Pearnel Charles Jnr. Endorses OAS’ NEW PATH PROGRAMME

Published: Friday, March 09, 2018

The Department of Correctional Services INVITES Applicants to be trained as CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS (Males & Females)

Published: Monday, March 05, 2018


  • - Four (4) CSEC/GCE O'Level subjects including English Language
  • - Ability to work Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays on a variety of shifts
  • - Success in entrance examination

DCS Participates in Career Day at Lennon High School

Published: Monday, February 26, 2018

New Broughton Sunset Correctional Centre graduates 18 Inmates from Step out and Strive Programme

Published: Monday, February 26, 2018

State Minister Hon. Pearnel Charles Jnr. Believes Inmates Can Make Contribution to Society

Published: Tuesday, February 13, 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.