• To become an efficient agency in keeping in custody and rehabilitating prisoners in order to return decent citizen into the society


  • Professionally keeping prisoners in custody
  • Efficiently rehabilitating


  • Providing treatments for offenders according to the court verdicts by means of Penitentiary Act and relevant laws
  • Stipulating the guidelines of treatment of prisoners under relevant laws and regulations, penological practices, and the United Nations Standards on Treatment of Offenders
  • Providing social welfares and welfares for prisoners
  • Performing other duties assigned by Justice Ministry or the Cabinet

Nature of Correctional Works

  • 24 hours a day, 7 day a week on duty
  • Requiring quick response without denial or delay
  • Demanding caution, thoroughness and preciseness
  • Directly affecting community’s security and safety
  • Having to deal with many challenges, especially in prisoner rehabilitation
  • Relating to national/ international rules and regulations