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Passing out Parade for 146 Temporary Prison Officers
December 27, 2018

Passing out Parade for 146 Te ...

A Passing out Parade ceremony for 146 temporary Prison Officers including six women was held this morning at the Prison Training School in Beau Bassin.  It was organised by the Mauritius Prison Service (MPS). The Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, the Minister Me...

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Prison Officers Awarded Medals for Long Service and Good Conduct
December 19, 2018

Prison Officers Awarded Medal ...

The long service and good conduct medals were presented to Prison Officers yesterday during a Medal Award Ceremony held at the Prison Training School, in Beau Bassin in presence of the Commissioner of Prisons, Mr Premananda Appadoo, and the relatives of the medal recipients. A total of 30 officers received the National Award (First Claps, Second Claps and Third Claps), 49 officers received the H...

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October 26, 2018

East African Community - Training of Prisons Staff ...

The Mauritius Prison Service under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence & Rodrigues has organized a one week training/workshop from 22 to 26 October 2018 at the Prison Training School, Beau Bassin. Participants from the Republic of Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania and East African Community together with six Senior Prison Officers Cadet formed part of the training. A Certification Ceremony was held on 26 October 2018, function which was graced by Mr M. Gunputh, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Rodrigues. Mr D. Kaguta, Head of Delegation, on behalf of the participants, expressed his deep appreciation and gratitude to the Mauritius Prison Service and to the Parent Ministry for facilitating the visit in the Mauritius ...

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Minister Mentor outlines key measures taken to enhance prison services
October 24, 2018

Minister Mentor outlines key ...

​The Commission of Inquiry on Drug Trafficking Report in Mauritius has made 87 recommendations concerning prisons and 32 measures have already been implemented while 22 other measures are currently being implemented, said the Minister Mentor, Minister of Defence, Minister for Rodrigues, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, yesterday in the National Assembly.  Sir Anerood Jugnauth was replying to a Private Noti...

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Mauritius Prison Service to engage in Bio Organic Farming
August 13, 2018

Mauritius Prison Service to e ...

The Mauritius Prison Service (MPS) will soon start Bio Organic Farming in the Prisons around the island. In this context, the MPS has trained some 12 officers in the various fields pertaining to agriculture with a professional approach so as to grow a culture of self-sufficiency at the MPS.  The Commissioner of Prisons, Mr P. Appadoo, announced on Friday 10 August 2018 during a certification...

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Start Time:Nov 08, 2018|Category: Training

Capacity Building Programme

Launching of one full day course on Capacity Building Programme to end Gender-based Violence by Hon (Mrs) Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Local Government and Outer Islands, Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare ​​ ​​ ...

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Start Time:Jul 09, 2018|Category: Public

Seventy Seven new recruits at the Mauritius Prison Service

The Mauritius Prison Service recruited Seventy Seven Trainee Prison Officers including Three Women Trainee Prison Officers on Monday 9th July 2018 at 09.00 hrs. They were welcomed by the Commissioner of Prisons Mr P. Appadoo in the presence of Prison Senior Officers, Officer-in- Charge of Institutions and their parents at the Prison Training Gymnasium.  A film show was presented to them on prison activities. On this occasion the Commissioner of Prisons unveiled a commemorative plaque for the opening of the residential barracks.  ​​ ...

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Start Time:Jan 18, 2018|Category: Public

Blood Donation

A Blood Drive will be organised by the Prison Officers Welfare Association on Thursday 18 January 2018 from 08.00 hours to 14.45 hours ​at the Beau Bassin Prison and Eastern High security Prison, Melrose​ with a view to collect some 200 pints of blood​ ...

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Start Time:Jan 09, 2015

Sending off Parade et Cérémonie de remise de médailles

Une Sending off Parade et une cérémonie de remise de médailles à l’intention d’une cinquantaine d’officiers du Service des Prisons s’est tenue ce matin à la Prison de Melrose.  La cérémonie s’est déroulée en présence du Commissaire des Prisons, son état major et des familles des officiers.   C’était l’occasion pour remettre à 25 Officiers la Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.  Cette distinction, rappelons-le, a été attribuée par le Président de la République à l’occasion de la célébration de la Fête Nationale 2014.   Par ailleurs, en reconnaissance de leurs services, un  petit souvenir a été remis à 18 officiers du Service des Prisons de différents grad ...

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Start Time:Sep 24, 2014

Mauritius Prison Service, winner of NPCC Productivity Award 2014

Pho​to Gallery                               It was a great honour and pride when the MPS team was called on stage to receive the NPCC Productivity Award 2014 for the category Government departments and parastatals. The credit goes to the Mauritius Prison Service and specially to the Officers and detainees who daily work at the Bakery Unit to produce bread for all prisons in Mauritius, which makes the MPS self sufficient in bread.   It was MPS first time participation in the NPCC Award and as rightly mentioned by one of the officers “Coup d’essaie, coup de maitre”   For any individual or organisation participating in a contest, the aim  is to run for the prize.  The participation of ...

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Vision and Mission​

A safer Mauritius through best correctional practice.
Mission Statement
We serve society by keeping detainees in safe, humane custody and help prepare them for a useful life. 

Visiting hours of detainees ​*

Da​​ys of vi​sits
​(08.30 to 15.00 hours) 
​Central​ Prison ​Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays ​Remand
​Fridays and Saturdays ​Convicted
​CYC Boys ​Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays ​Remand and Convicted
​CYC Girls ​​Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays ​​Remand and Convicted
​Eastern High Security Prison ​Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
​GRNW Remand Prison ​Mondays and Thursdays ​Remand
​New Wing Prison ​Tuesdays and Thursdays ​Remand
​Fridays and Saturdays
​Open Prison for Women
​Mondays and Saturdays ​Convicted
​Petit Verger Prison ​Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays ​Convicted
​Phoenix Prison ​Tuesdays ​Remand
​Fridays ​Convicted
​Richelieu Open Prison ​Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays ​Convicted
​Women Prison Tuesdays and Thursdays ​Remand
Mondays and Saturdays​

* Kindly note that the Days and Time of Visits are being reviewed and the new schedule of visit shall be published in due course".

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