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Prisons

Prisons

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide safe custody of Inmates within our Tri-Island State, within acceptable standards, through rehabilitation of Inmates and enhanced Prison Management.

VISION STATEMENT

To be the model of Penal Reform within the Caribbean, through Rehabilitation and Educational Programmes, development of individuals and staff, improvement in Human Resource Development Management, Psychology and Prison Technique.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Commissioner of Prisons - Dr John Mitchell
Mailing Address
Her Majesty's Prison, Richmond Hill, St. George's, Grenada, W.I.
:+1 (473) 440-2298
:+1 (473) 440-7425
: hmpgnd@caribsurf.com

Responsibilities

  • To provide leadership and direction for the department through planning, organizing, and coordination of training programmes.
  • To maintain a safe and secure facility within agreed standards.
  • To improve and maintain an acceptable standard of Health Care for Inmates and Officers and a balanced diet for inmates in accordance with the Statutory Rules and Orders.
  • To maintain all physical structures i.e. buildings, equipment and vehicles
  • To provide skills training and employment for Inmates, in the areas of furniture, fibre, farming, baking and shoe making.

 Grenada is also a member of The Association of Caribbean Heads of Corrections and Prison Services (ACHCPS).

Statistics

Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)

465

at September 2016 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)

Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)

435

based on an estimated national population of 107,000 at September 2016 (from United Nations figures)

Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)

15.2%

(31.12.2014)

Further Information

Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)

1.5%

(September 2016)

Further Information

Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)

0.9%

(September 2016 - under 18)

Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)

3.1%

(31.12.2014)

Number of establishments / institutions

1

(2016 - Richmond Hill)

Official capacity of prison system

198

(September 2016)

Occupancy level (based on official capacity)

234.8%

(September 2016)

Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)

1998

327

324

2002

297

291

2004

182

177

2006

334

324

2008

386

371

2010

432

411

2012

441

420

2014

484

457

 

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