Correctional Operations

The main responsibilities of the Sub-Department: Correctional Operations are to ensure that offenders are detained in accordance with the relevant laws particularly the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules on the Treatment of Prisoners (Nelson Mandela Rules), effective offender progression through sentence management, the maintenance of security technology systems, the control of offender population numbers, maintenance of good order and discipline, maintenance of security of offenders, officers and the public, construction and maintenance of the correctional institutions, offender health care services as well as production of food for self-sustenance. The Sub-Department provides oversight over the following five (5) Directorates:

  • Directorate Security
  • Directorate Healthcare
  • Directorate Food Production
  • Directorate Information Communication Technology
  • Directorate Correctional Industries and Capital Projects