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List of prisons

This page provides a list of prisons by country.





Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory



South Australia


Western Australia




- departement men and departement women
- departement men and departement women
- departement men and departement women
- departement men and departement women
- Section Femmes







Men's (Federal)
Men's (Provincial)

(Note: Some provincial facilities, though predominantly male, may house a small number of remanded female inmates.)

Women's (Federal)
Women's (Provincial)


  • Donnacona Institution (Maximum)
  • Port-Cartier Institution (Maximum)
  • Regional Reception Centre (Maximum)
  • Archambault Institution (Medium)
  • Cowansville Institution (Medium)
  • Drummondville Institution (Medium)
  • La Macaza Institution (Medium)
  • Leclerc Institution (Medium)
  • Bordeaux Prison - (Minimum)
  • Federal Training Centre (Minimum)
  • Montée Saint-François Institution (Minimum)
  • Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines Institution (Minimum), also location of super-max Special Handling Unit
  • Rivière-des-Prairie (RDP) Institution (Minimum)
  • Talbot Institution (Minimum)
  • Joliette Institution (Multi)
  • Centre de Detention Tanguay (Multi)


Both sexes


  • Edmonton Institution for Women (Multi)
  • Okimaw Ochi Healing Lodge (Medium/Minimum)



Alouette Correctional Centre for Women Ford Mountain Fraser Regional Correctional Centre Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre Nanaimo Correctional Centre North Fraser Pretrial Centre Prince George Regional Correctional Centre Surrey Pretrial Services Centre



  • Fraser Valley Institution for Women

Other Canadian correctional facilities


Bío Bío Region

Los Ríos Region

Santiago Metropolitan Region


Hong Kong


  • Coloane Prison - opened 1990
  • Central Prison - closed 1990
  • Ka Ho Prison - opened 2014


Court and prison in Rijeka (est.1904).

County prisons

  • Zagreb
  • Gospić
  • Pula
  • Šibenik
  • Osijek
  • Rijeka
  • Split
  • Varaždin
  • Bjelovar
  • Dubrovnik
  • Karlovac
  • Požega
  • Sisak
  • Zadar

State prisons, penitentiaries and prison hospitals

  • Glina
  • Lepoglava
  • Lipovica-Popovača
  • Požega
  • Turopolja
  • Valtura
  • Zagreb prison hospital

Former regime prisons and penal colonies

  • Goli otok (defunct) (males)
  • Sv. Grgur (defunct) (females)

 Czech Republic







External links

  • Official Website of Estonian Prison Service (in English)
  • Official Website of Patarei Prison - Culture Park



Best known prisons (mostly from 19th century or older, mainly still in function except the Katajanokka Prison and Kakola):

External links

  • Official Website of Finnish Prison Service (in English)


Listing from official website: (French)



For a longer list of prisons in Germany see Liste der Justizvollzugsanstalten in Deutschland (German)






Name Municipality Established Capacity Security level Notes
Hegningarhúsið Reykjavík 1874 16 Medium Used for short detention, short sentences and for new prisoners awaiting transfer.
Fangelsið Litla-Hrauni Eyrabakki 1929 45 High Used for prisoners with long sentences, particularly those with a history of violence.
Fangelsið Kvíabryggju Grundarfjörður 1954 22 Open prison Used for prisoners with a remaining sentence of 2 year or less. Prisoners are expected to either work or receive education and to take care of themselves for the most part.
Fangelsið Akureyri Akureyri 1978 10 Low Used for prisoners with a remaining sentence of 1 year or less. Prisoners are expected to either work or receive education and to take care of themselves for the most part.
Fangelsið Kópavogsbraut 17 Kópavogur 1989 12 Medium All female prisoners serve their sentences in Kópavogur, short sentences can be served elsewhere. Due to the low female prison population, male prisoners with short sentences and no history of violence are also accepted.
Fangelsið Bitru Selfoss 2010 16 Open prison Prisoners are expected to either work or receive education and to take care of themselves for the most part.










Sapporo Correctional Precinct

Sendai Correctional Precinct

Tokyo Correctional Precinct

Nagoya Correctional Precinct

Osaka Correctional Precinct

Hiroshima Correctional Precinct

Takamatsu Correctional Precinct

Fukuoka Correctional Precinct

Medical Prison

Social Rehabilitation Program Center(Private Finance Initiative, PFI system)










 New Zealand

For prisons in New Zealand, see list of correctional facilities in New Zealand

 North Korea

Operating political prison camps

Former political prison camps

Operating reeducation camps

Former reeducation camps


Oslo Prison (est.1851).
Hamar Prison (est.1864).
Ålesund Prison (est.1864/1906)





  • Central Jail Lahore (at Kot Lakhpat)
  • Central Jail Gujranwala
  • Central Jail Sahiwal
  • District Jail Lahore
  • District Jail Sheikhupura
  • District Jail Kasur
  • District Jail Sialkot
  • New Central Jail Multan
  • New Central Jail Bahawalpur
  • Borstal Institution and Juvenile Jail Bahawalpur
  • Central Jail Dera Ghazi Khan
  • District Jail Multan
  • District Jail Rajanpur
  • District Jail Vehari
  • Women Jail Multan
  • District Jail Rahim Yar Khan
  • District Jail Bahawalnagar
  • District Jail Muzaffar Garh
  • Central Jail Rawalpindi
  • District Jail Attock
  • District Jail Jhelum
  • District Jail Mandi Bahauddin
  • District Jail Gujrat
  • Sub Jail Chakwal
  • Central Jail Faisalabad
  • Central Jail Mianwali
  • Borstal Institution and Juvenile Jail Faisalabad
  • District Jail Faisalabad
  • District Jail Jhang
  • District Jail Toba Tek Singh
  • District Jail Sargodha
  • District Jail Shahpur



*Aiud prison, Aiud *Botosani prison, Botosani


Remand prisons

Former KGB remand prisons

Maximum security prisons


 Saudi Arabia




Operational prisons


Former prisons

Prisons planned and under construction








 United Kingdom

 United States





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