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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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Des nouvelles cameras de surveillance installé à la prison central et la prison de New wing
July 20, 2018

Des nouvelles cameras de surv ...

​Un accord a été signe le vendredi 20.07.2018 à 10.30 hrs au quartier générale de la prison par le Commissaire des Prisons Mons P.Appaddoo et Mons Eric Rey, CEO de  la compagnie Brinks Ocean Indien certifiant la vérification et le lancement de la mise en service des caméras de surveillance a la prison centrale et la prison New Wing en présence du personnel administratif du service pénitentiaire e...

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July 13, 2018

Launching of self suffiency project at the Mauriti ...

​The Strategic Planning and Planning Unit of the Mauritius Prison Service is supporting a project in Self-Sufficiency in prisons and Food Production. In this context, 12-Hrs Training session in BIO-Farming in collaboration with FAREI has been launched by the Commissioner of Prisons Mr P.Appadoo at the Prison Training School at Beau Bassin on Wednesday 11th July 2018 at 13.00 hrs. Twelve Prison Officers from different penal institutions participate in the training session under the guidance Mrs Veena DORAHOO resource person from FAREI.   On Friday 13th July 2018,, Launching of Self sufficiency Project was held at Petit Verger Prison, Point-aux- Sables by the Commissioner of Prisons Mr P.Appadoo and Mr Sylvain Chung ,Acting Assistant Direc ...

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Seventy-seven new recruits join the Mauritius Prison Service
May 28, 2018

Seventy-seven new recruits jo ...

​A batch of seventy-seven new recruits has joined the Mauritius Prison Service as Prisons Officers. In this context, an official ceremony was held this morning at the Prison Training School in Beau Bassin, in the presence of the Senior Chief Executive of the Ministry of Defence and Rodrigues, Mr. P. Jhugroo, and the Commissioner of Prisons, Mr. P. Appadoo.  The new recruits will undergo a six-mon...

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Press Release - Re-Opening of Phoenix Prison
March 29, 2018

Press Release - Re-Opening of ...

Phoenix prison, formerly known as La Bastille Prison will be operational again on the 29th of March 2018, since its closure on the 27th May of 2014, following the opening of the Eastern High Security Prison.    Phoenix Prison is a high security prison, located at Willoughby Street, Phoenix and became operational for the first time on the 10th December 1980, after its proclamation in the same ye...

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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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Start Time:Aug 14, 2014

Grand Winner of the Public Service Excellence Award 2013

The Petit Verger prison in Pointe aux Sables has won the Grand Prize of the Public Service Excellence Award (PSEA) 2013. Out of the forty public service bodies which participated in the seventh edition of the competition, the Petit Verger prison has excelled in all criteria. At the Awards ceremony held on August 14 at the InterContinental Mauritius Resort, Balaclava, the Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Mr. Sutyadeo Moutia, handed over a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 100 000 to the winning team.   The theme for the 2013 edition was: Maurice Ile Durable - Adoption of modernised methods for a green Civil Service. The idea is to encourage departments and organisations ...

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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 ​Mondays 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​
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