The Dominica Prison Service leads in the potential advancement on corrections, promoting integrity, ethics, good practices through rehabilitation and reform to change for the better with dignity for our nations future.


History of the Dominica State Prison

The Dominica Prison was constructed in October 1954 at its present site to accommodate eighty-four (84) inmates. At that time, persons who were sent to prison came from the lower strata of society, the majority of whom were illiterate. There were no provisions made for white colour crimes. The structures were basic and did not have the provisions as enshrined in the prison regulations then and now.

In more recent times the young generation has become more sophisticated in their criminal behavior hence prison management had to adopt new strategies to deal with the internal and external environment. Societal services have failed in its attempt to coerce its charges and the prison population has grown apace.

The types of individuals now incarcerated are not only from the lower strata like times gone by, but are in fact high school drop outs, high school and university graduates. A few are of the white colour crime family. Many of whom have been exposed to prison environment in other countries. These types of inmates pose a very different and challenging threat to prison management. If we look at some prison statistics from 2005 to 2012, we can see the trend of young offenders who make up about 85% of the present prison population.

Key Officials

Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore
Hon. Minister for Justice, Immigration
and National Security
Mr. Kenrick Jean-Jacques
Superintendent of Prisons (Ag.)


Want to be a part of the positive reform, have the zeal and what it takes to work with offenders of the law?

You believe that you could step up to that challenge, you’ve seen the potential within to become a correctional officer.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Superintendent of Prison
Dominica Prison Service
Stock Farm
Commonwealth of Dominica
Tel: 767 448 3329
Fax: 767 448 6738

Education Requirements

Four (4) G.C.E / C.X.C subjects including English or Mathematics (the same entry requirements for the Public Service).


Farming and Animal Husbandry Vegetable farming is always present at the prison, the aim... Read more
A GANAR Alliance Program The A GANAR Alliance Program coordinated by Partners of the... Read more
Carpentry and Wood Work The carpentry and wood work shop is another skill activity... Read more



What is Needed to Visit?

  • A picture I.D.
    • Valid passport
    • Driver's license
    • Social security card
    • National ID card
  • The full name (first name and surname) of the person that you would like to visit. Aliases or nicknames will not be processed


Please publish modules in offcanvas position.