Welcome to Namibian Correctional Service

The Namibian Correctional Service (NCS), which was previously known as the Namibian Prison Service (NPS), has a primary mandate as custodian of offenders legally put under its charge. As a component of the Ministry of Safety and Security, the Namibian Correctional Service together with the Namibian Police (NAMPOL), dedicates itself to contributing to public safety. The NCS contributes to public safety primarily through the administering of court-imposed sentences for offenders. This involves managing 13 correctional facilities across the country of various size, function and architectural design, with various types of offender populations, and in some instances, with the challenge of dealing with overcrowded conditions. NCS also administers some post-sentence supervision of offenders, though our resources are still limited in this regard, and more recently, we have been developing our capacity to monitor those offenders who have been sentenced to Community Service Orders.

Speech by Commissioner-General
Raphael T. Hamunyela, 1st February 2014


With humility and a sense of gratitude, I feel honoured standing before you. 

Let me take this opportunity to thank Almighty God who made it possible for all of us to arrive here safely and to be in a position to attend and witness this occasion, an occasion to mark the change of command in the Namibian Correctional Service.

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