Correctional Services in Jamaica is a department under the Ministry of National Security. Other major arms of the Ministry are the Police Force and the Jamaica Defence Force. The Judicial System falls under the Ministry of Justice. The Commissioner of Corrections is the chief executive officer who administers the Correctional programmes on behalf of the Government of Jamaica and reports to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of National Security.
In 2025 the DCS, with modern, secure multipurpose facilities and commercially viable industries, has successfully facilitated the reintegration of 90% of offenders to become productive contributors to society.
We Contribute to a Better Society by Effectively Securing and Transforming Offenders for Successful Reintegration