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September 19, 2019

Detainees benefit from training to become entrepre ...

A business plan presentation for detainees, in line with the Social Entrepreneurship Programme of SME Mauritius Ltd, aiming to equip them with the knowledge and know-how to set up their own businesses on completion of their sentences, was held today at Eastern High Security Prison, Melrose in presence of the Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah.Some 20 detainees and three Prison Officers are receiving training, under the Social Entrepreneurship Programme, a joint initiative of the SME Mauritius Ltd and the Mauritius Prison Service. The training spanning over 10 weeks will focus on: Creation of a start-up, management, marketing, accounting, human resources, and business preparation plan in several areas na ...

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First Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Unit inaugurated at Eastern High Security Prison
June 03, 2019

First Tobacco Cessation and P ...

A Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Unit, which is the first of its kind and aims at providing a treatment programme for detainees addicted to tobacco, was inaugurated today at the Eastern High Security Prison in Melrose by the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Dr Anwar Husnoo.   In his address, Dr Husnoo highlighted that the Tobacco Cessation and Prevention programme is a rehabilitation p...

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Mauritius Prison Service recruits fifty-five Temporary Prisons Officers
April 03, 2019

Mauritius Prison Service recr ...

​Fifty-five new trainees have joined the Mauritius Prison Service (MPS) as Temporary Prisons Officers. In this context, an official ceremony was held today at the Prison Training School in Beau Bassin, in the presence of the Commissioner of Prisons, Mr P. Appadoo and other personalities. Theceremony also consisted, an award of promotion to four Assistant Superintendent of Prisons and 23 Principal...

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Drill Simulation Exercise at the Eastern High Security Prison (Melrose) on 04 February 2019
February 04, 2019

Drill Simulation Exercise at ...

Groupement d’intervention de la police Mauricienne (GIPM) in collaboration with Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT), Prison Intelligence Unit and Prison Dog Section have undergone a Drill Simulation Exercise at the Eastern High Security Prison (Melrose). ​

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Drill Simulation Exercise held at the Petit Verger Prison on 30 January 2019
January 30, 2019

Drill Simulation Exercise hel ...

Groupement d’intervention de la police Mauricienne (GIPM) in collaboration with Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT), Prison Intelligence Unit and Prison Dog Section have undergone a Drill Simulation Exercise at the Petit Verger Prison. ​ 

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Vision
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 

The new schedule of visits is operational as from Monday the 4th of March 2019

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Where a public holiday falls on any visiting day of the week, that visit shall take place on the Wednesday of the same week, whether before or after the public holiday.

 

New schedule of visits
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