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Contacts - Commonwealth Countries

Contact details of Prisons in the Commonwealth Countries

ANTIGUA and BARBUDA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Legal Affairs
Head of Prison Administration : Superintendent of Prisons
Contact Address : Her Majesty's Prison, Coronation Road, St. John's, Antigua;
PO Box 1018, St John's, Antigua
Tel : +1 268 462 0503 or 0500 or 1300
Fax: +1 268 562 1468

AUSTRALIA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Justice and Customs
Contact information varies for each state. The state prisons websites are:
Queensland: http://www.dcs.qld.gov.au
South Australia: http://www.corrections.sa.gov.au
Tasmania: http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/prisonservice
Victoria: http://www.justice.vic.gov.au
New South Wales: http://www.dcs.nsw.gov.au
Australian Capital Territory: http://www.cs.act.gov.au
Northern Territory: http://www.nt.gov.au/justice/corrservices
Western Australia: http://www.correctiveservices.wa.gov.au

BAHAMAS
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of National Security
Prison Administration : The Bahamas Prison Service
Head of Prison Administration : Superintendent of Prisons
Contact Address : Her Majesty's Prison, Fox Hill, PO Box N-504, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel : +1 242 364 4573
Fax : +1 242 324 4941

BANGLADESH
Ministry Responsible: Ministry of Home Affairs
Head of Prison Administration: Inspector General of Prisons
Contact Address: Nazimuddin Road, Dhaka, 1100, Bangladesh

BARBADOS
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Home Affairs
Head of Prison Administration : Superintendent
Contact Address : Her Majesty's Prison Dodds, St. Philip, Barbados
Tel : +1 246 429 3178
Fax : +1 246 435 2450

BELIZE
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of National Security (Home Affairs)
Prison Administration : Kolbe Foundation, Belize Central Prison
Head of Prison Administration : Chief Executive Officer
Contact Address : PO Box 88, Belize City, Belize C.A.
Tel : +501-225-6190 /6191/6229
Fax: +501-225-6188/6278
Website: kolbe.bz
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BERMUDA
Ministry Responsible: Ministry of Labour, Home Affairs, and Public Safety
Prison Administration : Department of Corrections
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner of Corrections
Contact Address : Prison Headquarters, PO Box HM 264, Hamilton HM AX
Tel : +1 441 295 4975
Fax : +1 441 295 7718
Website: http://www.gov.bm/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=262&PageID=0&cached=true&mode=2&userID=2#

BOTSWANA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs
Prison Administration : Department of Prisons and Rehabilitation / Botswana Prisons Service
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner of Prisons
Contact Address : Prison Service Headquarters, Private Bag X 02, Gaborone, Botswana
Tel : +267 357 881 or +267 361 1700
Fax : +267 375 398

BRUNEI
Ministry Responsible: Ministry of Home Affairs
Prison Administration : Brunei Prisons Department
Head of Prison Administration : Director of Prisons
Contact Address : Prisons Headquarters, Jerudong, Bandar Seri Begawan, BG3122, Brunei Darussalam
Tel : +673 2 662778
Fax : +673 2 660380
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CAMEROON
Ministry Responsible : Ministere de l'Administration Territoriale
Prison Administration : Administration Penitentiaire
Head of Prison Administration : Directeur
Contact Address : 1000 Yaounde, Cameroon
Tel : +237 222 05 51
Fax : +237 222 05 51

CANADA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of the Solicitor General
Prison Administration : Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), provincial and territorial correctional services
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner of CSC
Contact Address : 340 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0PQ (CSC), provincial and territorial correctional services
Tel : +1 613 9955364
Fax : +1 613 9470091
Website: www.csc-scc.gc.ca

CAYMAN ISLANDS
Ministry Responsible : Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs
Prison Administration : Cayman Islands Prison Service
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Contact Address : Office of the Commissioner of Corrections and Rehabilitation, 3rd floor, Government Administration Building, George Town, Grand Cayman, KY 1 - 9000, Cayman Islands, British West Indies
Tel : +1 345 947 3000
Fax : +1 345 947 3014

COOK ISLANDS (NEW ZEALAND)
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Justice
Prison Administration : Cook Islands Prison Service
Head of Prison Administration : Superintendent
Contact Address : P.O. Box 2174, Aroranga, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Tel : +682 29457
Fax : +682 28610

CYPRUS
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Justice and Public Order
Prison Administration : Department of Prisons
Head of Prison Administration :Director
Contact Address : 2 Norman Street, 1702 Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus
Tel : +357 22 80 59 31 or 51 83 56
Fax : +357 22 51 83 56

DOMINICA
Ministry Responsible : Prime Minister's Office
Prison Administration : Dominica Prison Service
Head of Prison Administration : Superintendent of Prisons
Contact Address : Her Majesty's Prison, Stockfarm, Roseau, Dominica
Tel : +1 767 448 6738
Fax : +1 767 448 6738
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FIJI
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Justice
Prison Administration : Fiji Prisons and Correctional Service
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner
Contact Address : Fiji Prisons and Correctional Service, P.O.Box 114, Suva, Fiji
Tel : +679 3303512
Fax : +679 3302523
Website: http://www.corrections.org.fj/
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GAMBIA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of the Interior
Prison Administration : Gambia Prisons Service
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner of Prisons
Contact Address : Central Prison, Mile Two, Banjul, Gambia
Tel : +220 22 72 09
Fax : +220 20 10 69

GHANA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of the Interior
Prison Administration : Ghana Prisons Service
Head of Prison Administration : Director-General of Prisons
Contact Address : Prisons Headquarters, PO Box 129, Accra, Ghana
Tel : +233 21 668841
Fax : +233 21 660020
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GIBRALTAR
Ministry Responsible : Department of Social Services
Prison Administration : Gibraltar Prison Service
Head of Prison Administration : Superintendent of Prison
Contact Address : H.M. Prison, Tarik Road, Gibraltar
Tel : +350 77249
Fax : +350 41476
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GRENADA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of National Security
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner of Prisons
Contact Address : Her Majesty's Prison, Richmond Hill, St George's, Grenada
Tel : +1 473 440 6787 or 7039 or 703
Fax : +1 473 440 7425

ISLE OF MAN
Ministry Responsible : Department of Home Affairs
Prison Administration : Isle of Man Prison Service
Head of Prison Administration : Governor
Contact Address : Isle of Man Prison, St. Patrick's Close, Coast Road, Jurby, Isle of Man, IM7 3JP
Tel :+44 1624 891000
Fax: +44 1624 891000
Website: http://www.gov.im/dha/prison/
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JAMAICA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of National Security and Justice
Prison Administration : Department of Correctional Services
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner of Correctional Services
Contact Address : PO Box 486, 5-7 King Street, Kingston, Jamaica
Tel : +1 876 750 3658
Fax : +1 876 967 2268
Web: http://www.dcsj.net/
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KENYA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Home Affairs, Heritage and Sports
Prison Administration : Kenya Prisons Service
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner of Prisons
Contact Address : P.O Box 30175, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel : +254 2 722 668
Fax : +254 2 727 329 or +254 2 714 716

KIRIBATI
Ministry Responsible : Office of the President
Prison Administration : Kiribati Prison Service
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner of Police and Superintendent of Prisons
Contact Address : P.O.Box 497, Betio, Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati
Tel : +686 26186
Fax : +686 26370
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LESOTHO
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Justice and Human Rights and Correctional Services
Prison Administration : Lesotho Correctional Services
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner of Corrections
Contact Address : PO Box 41, Maseru, Lesotho
Tel : +266 325 008
Fax : +266 325008

MALAWI
Ministry Responsible: Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security
Prison Administration: Malawi Prison Service
Head of Prison Administration: Chief Commissioner of Prisons
Contact Address: National Prison Headquarters, PO Box 28, Zomba, Malawi
Tel : +265 1 525711
Fax: +265 1 525123
Webite: www.mps.gov.mw
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MALAYSIA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Home Affairs
Prison Adminstration : Prison Department
Head of Prison Administraion : Director General of Prisons
Contact Address : Prison Headquarters, Bukit Wira, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel : +60 3 8732 8000
Fax : +60 3 8734 8084 or 8736 8545
Website : www.prison.gov.my

MALDIVES
Ministry Responsible: Ministry of Home Affairs and Environment
Prison Administration : Department of Penitentiary and Rehabilitation Services
Head of Prison Administraion : Director
Contact Address : Orchid Magu Street, Male, Republic of Maldives
Tel : +960 332 0055
Fax : +960 331 3727
Website : www.homeaffairs.gov.mv/penti.html

MALTA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry for Justice and Home Affairs
Prison Administration : Department of Correctional Services
Head of Prison Administration : Director
Contact Address : Corradino Correctional Facility, Valletta Road, Paola, Malta CMR 02
Tel : +356 216 66437
Fax : +356 697 599
Website: http://www.mjha.gov.mt/

MAURITIUS
Ministry Responsible : Prime Minister's Office
Prison Administration : Mauritius Prisons Service
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner of Prisons
Contact Address: Central Prison, Beau Bassin, Mauritius
Tel : +230 454 2061/62
Fax : +230 454 9778
Email : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: http://www.gov.mu/portal/site/prisons

MOZAMBIQUE
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Justice
Prison Administration : General Directorate for National Prison Services
Contact Address : Caixa Postal No. 2645, Av. Julius Nyerere 1235, Maputo, Mozambique
Tel : +258 21 485 952
Fax : +258 21 485 953

NAMIBIA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Prisons and Correctional Services
Prison Administration : Namibia Prisons Service
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner of Prisons
Contact Address : Private Bag 13281, Windhoek, Namibia
Tel : +264 61 284 6219
Fax : +264 61 233 789

NAURU
Prison Administration: Nauru Police Department
Head of Prison Administration: Director of Police (as Chief Warden)
Tel: +674 444 3133
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NIGERIA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Internal Affairs
Prison Administration : Nigerian Prisons Service
Head of Prison Administration : Comptroller General of Prisons
Contact Address : National Prisons Headquarters, PMB 16, Old Federal Secretariat Block 6, Area 1, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
Tel : +234 9 234 1709
Fax : +234 9 234 4634

PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry for Correctional Services
Prison Administration : Papua New Guinea Correctional Service
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner
Contact Address : PNG Correctional Service, P.O.Box 6889, Boroko, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Tel : +675 323 5500 or 323 0478
Fax : +675 323 1249 or 323 0407
Web: http://www.lawandjustice.gov.pg/www/html/157-the-commissioner.asp

SAMOA (FORMERLY WESTERN SAMOA)
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Police, Prison and Fire Service
Prison Administration : Police and Prisons Department
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner of Police and Prisons
Contact Address : P.O. Box 53, Apia, Samoa
Tel : +685 23516 or 23517
Fax : +685 20 848
Website: www.police.gov.ws/
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SEYCHELLES
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Social Affairs and Manpower Development
Prison Administration : Prison Division
Head of Prison Administration : Superintendent of Prisons
Contact Address : Long Island, PO Box 274, Victoria, Seychelles
Fax: +248 32 16 87

SIERA LEONE
Ministry Responsible: Ministry of Internal Affairs, Local Government, and Community Development
Prison Administration: Sierra Leone Prisons Service
Head of Prison Administration: Director of Prisons
Contact Address : Prison Headquarters, New England, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Tel : +232 22 240637

SINGAPORE
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Home Affairs
Prison Administration : Singapore Prison Service
Head of Prison Administration : Director of Prisons
Contact Address : 407 Upper Changi Road North 20km, Singapore 507658
Tel : +65 6546 9248 or 9490
Fax : +65 6542 0425
Website : www.prisons.gov.sg/

SOLOMON ISLANDS
Ministry Responsible: Ministry of Home Affairs
Prison Administration : Solomon Islands Prison Service
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner of Prisons
Contact Address : P.O.Box G36, Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Tel : +677 21920
Fax : +677 20858
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SOUTH AFRICA
Ministry Responsible: Ministry of Correctional Services
Prison Administration : Department of Correctional Services
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner of Correctional Services
Contact Address : Private Bag X136, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
Tel : +27 (012) 307 2000
Fax : +27 12 307 2000 or 325 4824 or 321 2460
Website : www-dcs.pwv.gov.za

SRI LANKA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Justice and Law Reforms
Prison Administration : Department of Prisons
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner General of Prisons
Contact Address : 150, Baseline Road, Colombo 9, Sri Lanka
Tel : +94 1 691976
Fax : +94 1 695206
Website: http://www.justiceministry.gov.lk/dept/Prison.htm

St. LUCIA
Ministry Responsible: Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security
Head of Prison Administration : Superintendent of Prisons
Website: http://www.stlucia.gov.lc/agencies/ministry_of_home_affairs_national_security.htm

St. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of National Security, the Public Service, Seaport and Airport Development
Prison Administration : Prison Service of St Vincent and the Grenadines
Head of Prison Administration : Superintendent of Prisons
Contact Address : P.O. Box 907, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; H.M. Prison, White Chapel Road, Kingstown, St Vincent
Tel : +1 784 457 1837
Fax: +1 784 457 1417
Website: www.gov.vc

SWAZILAND
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Development
Prison Administration : Swaziland Correctional Services
Head of Prison Administration: Commissioner of His Majesty's Correctional Services
Contact Address : Headquarters, PO Box 166, Mbabane, Swaziland
Tel: +268 404 2476 or 2477 or 2478 or 9086 or 9087
Fax: +268 404 3357
Website: www.gov.sz/home.asp?pid=2268

TANZANIA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Home Affairs
Prison Administration : Tanzania Prisons Service
Head of Prison Administration : Principal Commissioner of Prisons
Contact Address : Prison Headquarters, P.O. Box 9190, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel : +255 22 (2)110 314 or 116 585
Fax : +255 22 (2)113 737
Website: www.moha.go.tz/
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TONGA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Police, Prisons and Fire Services
Prison Administration : Tonga Prison Department
Head of Prison Administration : Superintendent
Contact Address : P.O. Box 828, Nuku' Alofa, Tonga
Tel : +676 32269
Fax : +676 32145
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TRINIDAD and TOBAGO
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of National Security and Rehabilitation
Prison Administration : Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner of Prisons
Contact Address : Administrative Offices, 8 New Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Tel : +1 868 623 3651
Fax : +1 868 623 1832
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TUVALU
Ministry Responsible: Office of the Prime Minister
Prison Administration : Police, Immigration, and Prisons Department
Head of Prison Administration: Commissioner of Police as Superintendent of Prisons; Senior Warder
Contact Address : Police Headquarters, National Co-ordination Centre, Box 33, Funafuti, Tuvalu
Tel : +688 20728
Fax : +688 20728
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UGANDA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Internal Affairs (central government prisons), Ministry of Local Government (Local government prisons)
Prison Administration : Uganda Prisons Service
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner General of Prisons
Contact Address : Prisons Headquarters, 3 Siad Barre Aveue, PO Box 7182, Kampala, Uganda
Tel : +256 41 342136
Fax : +256 41 343330

UNTED KINGDOM : ENGLAND, WALES, SCOTLAND and NORTHERN IRELAND

ENGLAND and WALES

Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Justice
Prison Administration : HM Prison Service
Head of Prison Administration : Director General
Contact Address : Parliamentary, Correspondence and Briefing Unit, HM Prison Service Headquarters, Cleland House, Page Street, London SW1P 4LN, England
Tel : +44 207 217 6000
Fax : +44 207 217 6961
Website : www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk

SCOTLAND
Ministry Responsible : Scottish Executive
Prison Administration : Scottish Prison Service
Head of Prison Administration : Chief Executive
Contact Address : Calton House, 5 Redheughs Rigg, GB-Edinburgh EH12 9HW
Tel : +44 131 244 8522
Fax : +44 131 244 8738
Website : www.sps.gov.uk

NORTHERN IRELAND
Ministry Responsible : Northern Ireland Office
Prison Administration : Northern Ireland Prison Service
Head of Prison Administration : Director General
Contact Address : Dundonald House, Upper Newtonards Road, GB-Belfast BT4 3SU
Tel : +44 028 9052 5219 or 0700
Fax : +44 028 9052 5375
Website : www.niprisonservice.gov.uk
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VANUATU
Ministry Responsible: Ministry for Internal Affairs and Police
Prison Administration : Department of Correctional Services
Head of Prison Administration : Director
Contact Address : Police Department, PMB 014 Joint Command Headquarters, Vansec House, Port Vila, Republic of Vanuatu
Tel: +678 23263
Fax : +678 22075

ZAMBIA
Ministry Responsible : Ministry of Home Affairs
Prison Administration : Zambia Prisons
Head of Prison Administration : Commissioner of Prisons
Contact Address : PO Box 80926, Kabwe, Zambia
Tel : +260 5 223916 or 224113
Fax : +260 5 223916
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Other links
Human Rights Watch Prison Program
International Centre for Prison Studies
National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders
Penal Reform International
Prison Ministry India
Prison Reform Trust
Regional Institute of Correctional Administration
United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (includes Centre for International Crime Prevention and United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network)

 

 
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