Guyana Prison Service

The Mission Statement

The primary responsibility of the Prison Service in Guyana is vested in the Minister of Public Security. The Guyana Prison Service operates as an arm of the Criminal Justice System. It is headed by a Director, assisted by other essential staff inclusive of a Deputy Director, two (2) Senior Superintendent, two (2) Superintendent, a Superintendent responsible for the training of ranks and the retraining of inmates and an Assistant Superintendent responsible of the Finance Sector.

The Guyana Prison Service is administered centrally with its headquarters located at 46, Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown, Guyana.

Office of the Director 592-225-6003

Deputy Director of Prisons 592-226-8301

Training Welfare & Corrections 592-225-4571

Finance Sector 592-227-8288

The Prison System comprises of five (5) prison locations:

•Georgetown Prison
•New Amsterdam Prison
•Mazaruni Prison
•Lusignan Prison
•Timehri Prison

The Prison Service operates within a statutory framework comprising: the Prisons Acts, Chapter 11:01