The official launching of the Eastern High Security Prison was effected by the Prime Minister, Dr The Honourable Navinchandra Ramgoolam on 20 March 2014.
With this new prison, Mauritius can position itself as one of the countries providing international standard prison facilities in the Indian Ocean region.
The Prison estate is located on 42 acres of land. It is meant to accommodate convicted criminal offenders. The Prison has an operational capacity of 800 to 1000 detainees.