Jamaica

Jamaica

Administration

Head of Prison: (Mrs.) Ina Fairweather, Commissioner of Correctional Services

Ministry Responsible: Ministry of National Security and Justice

Administration: Department of Correctional Services

Contact Information

PO Box 486, 5-7 King Street, Kingston, Jamaica

Telephone: +1 876 750 3658

Fax: +1 876 967 2638 or 2268

Website: http://www.dcs.gov.jm/

Statistics

Total Prison Population: 4 050 at 10.11.2014 (national prison administration)

Prison Population Rate: 145 based on an estimated national population of 2.785 million at November 2014 (from United Nations figures)

Pre-trial detainees/ remand prisoners: 16.9% (31.12.2013)

Female Prisoners: 4.9% (10.11.2014)

Juveniles/minors/ young prisoners: 6.5% (10.11.2014 – under 18)

Foreign Prisoners: 1.2% (10.11.2014)

Number of establishments/institutions: 11 (2014 – 7 prisons for adults, 4 for juveniles)

Official capacity of prison system: 4 690 (31.12.2013)

Occupancy level: 87.7% (31.12.2013)

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