The primary responsibility of the Prison Service in Guyana is vested in the Minister of Home Affairs. 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:
•New Amsterdam Prison
The Prison Service operates within a statutory framework comprising: the Prisons Acts, Chapter 11:01