Our principal goals are to:

  • Keep prisoners in safe custody.
  • Maintain order, control, discipline and safe prison environment.
  • Provide decent conditions for prisoners and meet their needs, with respect to food, clothing, bedding, hygiene, sanitation and health care.
  • Provide skill orientation programmes which help prisoners amend their offending behavior and allow them to reform as responsible persons as quickly as possible.
  • Help prisoners prepare for their return to the community.
  • Keep the prison force disciplined, motivated and professional by reinforcement with periodical training.
  • Deliver prison services using the resources provided by Government with maximum efficiency.
  • In meeting these goals, we will co-operate closely with other stakeholders of criminal justice agencies for development of the Criminal Justice Delivery system as a whole.


In seeking to realize our vision and meet our goals, we will adhere to the following values of 5T(Teamwork, Technology, Transparency, Time leading to Transformation)

Integrity is fundamental to everything we do.

We will meet honesty and openness, and exercise effective stewardship of public money and assets.

Commitment  by our staff and to our staff.

Staff are the most important asset empowered to develop and use their skills and abilities to the full, while being held accountable for their performance. Teamwork will be encouraged. They will be treated with fairness, respect and openness. Their safety and well being will be a prime concern.

Care for prisoners:- Prisoners will be treated with fairness, justice and respect as individuals. Their punishment is deprivation of liberty and they are entitled to certain recognized standards while in prison. They will be given reasons for decisions and, where possible, involved in discussions about matters affecting them. In working with prisoners, we will involve their families and others in the community as far as possible.

Equality of Opportunity we are committed to equality of opportunity and the elimination of discrimination on improper grounds.

Innovation and improvement are essential to success of the service, requiring the acceptance of change and the delivery of continuing improvements in quality and efficiency.