List of prisons

This page provides a list of prisons by country.





Australian Capital TerritoryEdit

New South WalesEdit

Northern TerritoryEdit


South AustraliaEdit



Western AustraliaEdit











Bío Bío RegionEdit

Los Ríos RegionEdit

Santiago Metropolitan RegionEdit



  • Coloane Prison - opened 1990
  • Central Prison - closed 1990
  • Ka Ho Prison - opened 2014


Court and prison in Rijeka (est.1904).

County prisonsEdit

  • Zagreb
  • Gospić
  • Pula
  • Šibenik
  • Osijek
  • Rijeka
  • Split
  • Varaždin
  • Bjelovar
  • Dubrovnik
  • Karlovac
  • Požega
  • Sisak
  • Zadar

State prisons, penitentiaries and prison hospitalsEdit

  • Glina
  • Lepoglava
  • Lipovica-Popovača
  • Požega
  • Turopolja
  • Valtura
  • Zagreb prison hospital

Former regime prisons and penal coloniesEdit

  • Goli otok (defunct) (males)
  • Sv. Grgur (defunct) (females)

  Czech RepublicEdit







External linksEdit



The prison in Kuopio, Northern Savonia

Best known prisons (mostly from 19th century or older, mainly still in function except the Katajanokka Prison and Kakola):

External linksEdit


Listing from official website: (in French)



For a longer list of prisons in Germany see Liste der Justizvollzugsanstalten in Deutschland (in German)


There are 45 Prisons in Ghana which are managed by the Ghana Prisons Service. In all there are 14,324 prisoners of which 14,125 are males and 199 are females.[3]
















Sapporo Correctional PrecinctEdit

Sendai Correctional PrecinctEdit

Tokyo Correctional PrecinctEdit

Nagoya Correctional PrecinctEdit

Osaka Correctional PrecinctEdit

Hiroshima Correctional PrecinctEdit

Takamatsu Correctional PrecinctEdit

Fukuoka Correctional PrecinctEdit

Medical PrisonEdit

Social Rehabilitation Program Center(Private Finance Initiative, PFI system)Edit



  • Sulaibiya Central Prison









Many of the fortifications, such as Fort Saint Elmo and Fort Ricasoli, were also used as prisons at some point.





  • Zaanstad
  • Rotterdam
  • Veenhuizen
  • Esserheem
  • Zwolle
  • Amsterdam - Bijlmerbajes

  New ZealandEdit

  North KoreaEdit

Operating political prison campsEdit

Former political prison campsEdit

Operating reeducation campsEdit

Former reeducation campsEdit


Oslo Prison (est.1851).
Hamar Prison (est.1864).
Ålesund Prison (est.1864/1906)





  • Central Jail Lahore (at Kot Lakhpat)
  • Central Jail Gujranwala
  • Central Jail Sahiwal
  • District Jail Lahore
  • District Jail Sheikhupura
  • District Jail Kasur
  • District Jail Sialkot
  • New Central Jail Multan
  • New Central Jail Bahawalpur
  • Borstal Institution and Juvenile Jail Bahawalpur
  • Central Jail Dera Ghazi Khan
  • District Jail Multan
  • District Jail Rajanpur
  • District Jail Vehari
  • Women Jail Multan
  • District Jail Rahim Yar Khan
  • District Jail Bahawalnagar
  • District Jail Muzaffar Garh
  • Central Jail Rawalpindi
  • District Jail Attock
  • District Jail Jhelum
  • District Jail Mandi Bahauddin
  • District Jail Gujrat
  • Sub Jail Chakwal
  • Central Jail Faisalabad
  • Central Jail Mianwali
  • Borstal Institution and Juvenile Jail Faisalabad
  • District Jail Faisalabad
  • District Jail Jhang
  • District Jail Toba Tek Singh
  • District Jail Sargodha
  • District Jail Shahpur


  • Miguel Castro Castro prison[5]




Remand prisonsEdit

Former KGB remand prisonsEdit

Maximum security prisonsEdit


  Saudi ArabiaEdit


Drug Rehabilitation Centres
Former prisons and detention centres



Operational prisonsEdit


Former prisonsEdit

Prisons planned and under constructionEdit







Remand prisonsEdit

Thailand has four remand prisons:[10]

  • Bangkok Remand Prison[11]
  • Minburi Remand Prison
  • Pattaya Remand Prison (Chonburi Province)
  • Thonburi Remand Prison



  United Arab EmiratesEdit

  United KingdomEdit

  United StatesEdit







  1. ^ Freymeyer, Christian (September 20, 2018). "The United States Can Stop Cameroon's Brutal Crackdown". Foreign Policy. The investigation alleged that more than 1,000 people, many of whom were arrested arbitrarily, were held in horrific conditions in Maroua Prison, located in the north of the country.
  2. ^ Solano, Gonzalo; Karmanau, Yuras; Bajak, Frank (2012-08-20). "Belarus dissident fighting extradition by Ecuador". San Jose Mercury News/AP. Archived from the original on 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
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  4. ^ "Transfer of 'El Chapo' to less-secure Mexican prison near US makes no sense, says former DEA head". Associated Press. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  5. ^ Aquino, Marco; Garrison, Cassandra (April 28, 2020). Bell, Alistair; Reese, Chris (eds.). "Death toll in Peru prison riot over coronavirus demands rises to nine". Reuters. The protest by inmates, who were also calling for pardons, began Monday afternoon at the Miguel Castro Castro prison, located in the San Juan de Lurigancho district, according to the National Penitentiary Institute (INPE).
  6. ^ Prisiones
  7. ^ David L. Phillips (5 July 2017). The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East. Taylor & Francis. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-351-48036-9.
  8. ^ Perry, Tom (October 10, 2019). Kasolowsky, Raissa (ed.). "Turkey shelled prison holding IS foreign fighters Kurdish-led administration". Reuters. The shelling on Wednesday night targeted part of Chirkin prison in the city of Qamishli, the Kurdish-led authorities said in a statement.
  9. ^ Chachavalpongpun, Pavin (June 2, 2017). "Dhaveevatthana prison: hell on Earth in Thailand". The Japan Times. Retrieved June 13, 2020. Inside the sprawling Dhaveevatthana Palace in Bangkok is a prison built to lock up those betraying the trust of the new Thai king, Vajiralongkorn. On March 27, 2012, during the Yingluck Shinawatra administration, the Ministry of Justice issued an order regarding the construction of a prison within Dhaveevatthana Palace on a 60-sq.-meter plot of land. Named Buddha Monthon Temporary Prison, it is under the authority of the Klong Prem Central Prison. The Dhaveevatthana prison has been officially legalized, therefore permitting King Vajiralongkorn to imprison anyone under its roof legally. Some of his close confidants have been imprisoned there, from Suriyan Sucharitpolwong (better known as Moh Yong) to police Maj. Prakrom Warunprapha and Maj. Gen. Phisitsak Seniwongse na Ayutthaya. They were behind Vajiralongkorn’s “Bike for Mom” campaign in 2015, but were later found guilty of embezzling the project’s funds. All died in the Dhaveevatthana prison under mysterious circumstances.
  10. ^ Graeme R. Newman (19 October 2010). Crime and Punishment around the World [4 volumes]: [Four Volumes]. ABC-CLIO. p. 249. ISBN 978-0-313-35134-1.
  11. ^ Goodin, Dan (February 9, 2018). "Accused "In fraud we trust" kingpin arrested while vacationing in Thailand". He's currently being held at Bangkok Remand Prison while the US seeks his extradition.
  12. ^ Gulf News (April 8, 2013). "Inside the Dubai Women's Central Jail in Al Aweer". YouTube. Retrieved July 16, 2018. Gulf News visits the Dubai Women's Central Jail in Al Aweer to see how inmates are being rehabilitated.
  13. ^ al Ramahi, Nawal (July 9, 2018). "Behind bars with the women and children of Dubai's central jail". The National. Away from the bustle of the city and in the middle of Al Awir desert, Dubai Central Jail is home to thousands of convicts.
  14. ^ Abdullah, Afkar (November 21, 2017). "Filipino prisoners convert to Islam in Sharjah". Khaleej Times. Three Filipino inmates at a Sharjah prison have converted to Islam. According to the Sharjah Reformatory and Punitive Establishments (SRPE), the new Muslims "expressed their happiness over accepting Islam".
  15. ^ Abdullah, Afkar (January 15, 2017). "1,000-capacity prison opens in Sharjah". Khaleej Times. Archived from the original on January 16, 2017. A new Sharjah Reformatory and Punitive Establishment (SRPE) that can accommodate 1,000 male inmates was inaugurated on Sunday.
  16. ^ al-Haj, Ahmed; Michael, Maggie (July 9, 2018). "Yemen demands Emirates shut down prisons where abuses rife". The Associated Press. In June, the AP revealed that hundreds had been subjected to sexual abuse, including one incident in the Beir Ahmed prison in the southern city of Aden, where detainees were lined up naked as guards probed their anal cavities.
  17. ^ Michael, Maggie (June 21, 2018). "Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis' sexual abuses". The Associated Press.