Ministry of National Security signs MOU for reintegration of youth offenders

The Ministry of National Security (MNS) has increased its focus on preventing crime and violence through the targeting of youths most at risk of becoming involved. This was further enhanced with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding among the Ministry, the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) and the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) to support the reintegration of youth offenders leaving the correctional services.

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.

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.

Work In Progress

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