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Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service

...to hold and treat

The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service is responsible for the safe custody and rehabilitation of prisoners.

The Prison Service operates under the Prison Act Chapter 13:01.

Prison facilities are located at Port of Spain, Carrera Island, Golden Grove, Arouca, Maximum Security Prison, Arouca, Youth Training Center, Arouca and Tobago Convict Depot, Scarborough, Tobago.

Over 1200 Prison Officers of various ranks are responsible for the operations of the Prison Service.

The Prison Service places great emphasis on their Rehabilitation Programme. The programme is extensive and is designed to provide, among other activities, opportunities in skills training (craft, agriculture and computer literacy), education (from literacy to secondary school), the arts (music and painting) and life coping skills (drug and alcohol rehabilitation, self awareness, anger management).

The Administration Office is located:

  New Street, Port of Spain
Telephone: 623-4144-5
Fax: 624-4687
Website: http://ttprisons.com