Mission and Operation
The Prisons Service is guided by its mission and by the
four limbs of its Operation Philosophy:
To protect society by ensuring the secure custody of offenders in
a humane environment, and to facilitate their return to society
as law-abiding citizens by providing rehabilitative opportunities.
- Prisons and Drug Rehabilitation Centres are not holiday resorts
... conditions shall be spartan but not an affront to human dignity.
- Prisoners are here with us as punishment but not for punishment.
- Drug inmates are here with us, not as punishment but for treatment
- Every inmate will be given opportunities to change, but more
effort will be accorded to thosegenuinely desirous of changing.