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The Correctional Services Department (CSD) runs a comprehensive range of services for adult and young offenders, drug addicts and offenders with psychiatric problems. The services fall broadly under two areas: prison management and rehabilitation of offenders.

Currently, the CSD administers twenty-nine correctional facilities, including sixteen correctional institutions, three drug addiction treatment centres, one psychiatric centre, four rehabilitation centres, three halfway houses and two custodial wards in public hospitals. It also runs extensive through care services. At the end of July 2011, with about 6 600 staff, we were looking after about 9 700 persons in custody and 2 400 persons under supervision after discharge.

Offenders sentenced to imprisonment are assigned to correctional institutions according to their gender, age and security rating. The last factor takes into account, among other things, the risk they pose to the community and whether they are first-time offenders. Separate correctional institutions are provided for males and females, and for adult and young offenders. Male and female young offenders aged between 14 and 20 may be admitted to a training centre or a rehabilitation centre. A detention centre programme is available for male offenders aged between 14 and 24. Drug addicts found guilty of an offence punishable by imprisonment may be sentenced to a drug addiction treatment centre. Offenders requiring psychiatric treatment will be accommodated in Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre.

Persons in custody released under the Pre-release Employment Scheme, offenders released under supervision from training centres, detention centre and drug addiction treatment centres, and those having special needs may be accommodated in halfway houses for varying lengths of time. Thereafter, they are permitted to live at home or in other places while they continue to receive after-care supervision.

Persons in custody are properly cared for in their daily living. The diet for persons in custody follows approved scales of nutritional values and with regard to health and religious requirements. All adult persons in custody, unless certified physically unfit by a medical officer, are required by law to work six days a week. They are assigned to different work posts according to factors such as their fitness and security ratings, personal background and balance of sentence. They receive earnings for the work done and may use their earnings to buy approved personal items twice a month. Television, newspapers and library books are available to persons in custody. They may send out and receive an unrestricted number of letters, receive regular visits and participate in the religious services available. Compulsory education and vocational training programmes are provided for persons in custody aged under 21 whereas voluntary programmes are provided for adults. Approved voluntary organisations may visit persons in custody who are not visited by their families.

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Penal Population

The penal population in 2010 decreased slightly compared with 2009. While overcrowding still existed in some institutions, the average occupancy rate of all institutions was 91 per cent.

During the year of 2010, 13 794 adult offenders, comprising 9 108 men and 4 686 women, were sentenced to prison and 7 258 adults (5 423 men and 1 835 women) on remand were taken into custody. The number of young offenders sentenced to imprisonment totalled 551, comprising 345 males and 206 females, and 707 young people on remand (605 males and 102 females) were taken into custody. In addition, 527 young offenders (452 males and 75 females) were sentenced to detention in training centres, rehabilitation centres or the detention centre, and 1 359 offenders (1 082 males and 277 females) were placed in drug addiction treatment centres; while 2 923 offenders (2 482 males and 441 females) were remanded pending reports on their suitability for sentencing to one of these centres.

Certain categories of persons in custody have to undergo different periods of statutory supervision. They are persons in custody discharged from training centres, detention centre, rehabilitation centres and drug addiction treatment centres, discharged young persons in custody subject to supervision under the Criminal Procedure Ordinance, persons in custody discharged under the Release under Supervision Scheme, Pre-release Employment Scheme and Post-release Supervision Scheme, as well as persons in custody discharged under a conditional release order and a post-release supervision order. During the year of 2010, 2 455 offenders were discharged under supervision. They, together with those discharged in previous years and who had yet to complete their supervision period, amounted to 2 652 people under the CSD's supervision at the end of 2010. During the year, 1 463 supervisees were recalled for breach of supervision conditions.

Education

Persons in custody aged under 21 are required to attend educational classes conducted by qualified teachers. Textbooks approved by the Education Bureau and supplementary materials compiled by the CSD are used as teaching materials for the educational classes. All persons in custody are encouraged to take part in both local and overseas public examinations organised by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority as well as other local and overseas authorities. Young persons in custody may attend formal classes up to senior secondary level. They may be provided with the New Senior Secondary Education class to sit for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination as school candidates in 2012 and onwards. Adult persons in custody may sit for the examination as private candidates. Persons in custody may obtain accreditation by way of public examinations held by the City and Guilds International or the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry International Qualifications.

The Prisoners' Education Trust Fund, set up with charitable donations in 1995, provides financial assistance to persons in custody in their educational pursuits, in the form of grants to cover course or examination fees, and expenses on reference books.

Medical Services

All institutions have their own hospitals providing basic medical treatment, health care to persons in custody. Those requiring dental services or specialist treatment are either referred to visiting specialists or to specialist clinics in public hospitals.

Ante-natal and post-natal care is provided in correctional institutions for female persons in custody, but babies are normally delivered in public hospitals. Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre treats persons in custody with mental health problems, and offers psychiatric consultations and assessments for persons in custody on referral from other institutions and the courts.

To guard against any infection within the institutions, the CSD adopts strict preventive measures. Screening procedures are strictly followed and all newly admitted persons in custody have their body temperature checked as well as being placed under observation for a certain period.

 

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  • HONG KONG ISLAND PRISONS
    Cape Collinson Correctional Institution
    Training centre Established 1980
    Address: 123 Cape Collinson Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
    Capacity 192
    Type of Prisoners: Male offenders aged between 14 and 18, ordered by court to undergo the training programme for an indeterminate period of 6 to 36 months.
    Visiting Hours:
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there :
    Green Mini-Bus No. 18 from Chai Wan MTR Station at: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. - * 4:45 p.m. (Except on Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays) 6:15 p.m.
    Enquiries: Tel. No. : 2556 8111
    Ma Hang Prison
    Minimum security institution Established 1974
    Address: 40 Stanley Village Road, Stanley, Hong Kong
    Capacity: 220
    Type of Prisoners: Adult female prisoners.
    Visiting Hours:
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there:
    1. Citybus No. 6, 6A, 6X or 260 from Central -
    2. Citybus No. 73 from Aberdeen -
    3. Citybus No. 314 from Siu Sai Wan (Sundays and Public Holidays only) -
    4. First Bus No. 14 from Sai Wan Ho -
    5. Public Light Bus No. 16 from Chai Wan
    Enquiries: Tel. No. : 2813 8091
    Pak Sha Wan Correctional Institution
    Medium security institution Established 1999
    Address: 101 Tung Tau Wan Road, Stanley, Hong Kong
    Capacity 424
    Type of Prisoners: Male adult prisoners
    Visiting Hours: All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there
    1. Citybus No. 6, 6A, 6X or 260 from Central -
    2. Citybus No. 73 from Aberdeen -
    3. Citybus No. 973 from Tsim Sha Tsui (via Western Tunnel) -
    4. Citybus No. 314 from Siu Sai Wan (Sundays and Public Holidays only) -
    5. Citybus No. 399 from South Horizons (Sundays and Public Holidyays only) -
    6. First Bus No. 14 from Sai Wan Ho
    7. First Bus No. 63 from North Point
    8. First Bus No. 65 from North Point (Sundays and Public Holiday only)
    9. Public Light Bus No. 40 from Causeway Bay
    10. Public Light Bus No. 16 from Chai Wan
    Enquiries: Tel. No. : 2899 1400
    Pelican House
    Half-way House Established 1995
    Half-way House
    Established 1995 
    Relocated to present location in 2004

    Address
    Front Portion, 3/F, 3, Lung Yan Road, Tai Wo Ping, Kowloon

    Capacity
    40

    Type of Residents
    Male adult supervisees released under supervision from Drug Addiction Treatment Centre, and male adult supervisees under the Release Under Supervision Scheme, Pre-Release Employment Scheme, Conditional Release Scheme, Post-Release Supervision of Prisoners Scheme

    Visiting Hours
    Social Visit
    Registration Time: 8:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. (Daily)
    Visiting Time: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Daily)

    How to get there
    1. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 87A or 87B from Mongkok (Kei Wing School, 23 Lai Chi Kok Road )
    2. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 38, 42C, 62X, 69C, 258D, 259D, 268C or 269D from Kwun Tong MTR
    3. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 38, 42C, 61X, 62X, 69C, 258D, 259D, 268C or 269D from Wong Tai Sin MTR
    4. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 87A , 87B or Taxi from Shek Kip Mei MTR
    5. City Bus No. E22A, E22B or N29 from Po Lam MTR
    6. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 86 from Mei Foo Bus Terminal
    7. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 61X or 62X from Tuen Mun Town Centre Bus Terminal; or No. 259D from Wu Chui Road, Tuen Mun Ferry Pier
    8. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 86 from Royal Park Hotel, Shatin
    9. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 86A, 87A or 87B from Tai Wai MTR
    Enquiries
    Tel. No. : 2897 3768/2388 7623  ( 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)

    Stanley Prison
    Maximum security institution Established 1937
    Address 99 Tung Tau Wan Road, Stanley, Hong Kong
    Accommodation 1,409
    Type of Prisoners Male adult prisoners of high security risk.
    Visiting Hours
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 45 minutes before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there 1. Citybus No. 6, 6A, 6X or 260 from Central
    2. Citybus No. 73 from Wah Fu Estate
    3. Citybus No. 973 from Tsim Sha Tsui (via Western Tunnel)
    4. Citybus No. 314 from Siu Sai Wan (Sundays and Public Holidays only)
    5. Citybus No. 399 from South Horizons (Sundays and Public Holidyays only)
    6. First Bus No. 14 from Sai Wan Ho
    7. First Bus No. 63 from North Point
    8. First Bus No. 65 from North Point (Sundays and Public Holiday only)
    9. Public Light Bus No. 40 from Causeway Bay
    10. Public Light Bus No. 16 from Chai Wan

    Enquiries Tel. No. : 2813 3880
    Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institution
    Minimum security institution Established 1979
    Address 110 Shek O Road, Hong Kong.
    Capacity 160
    Type of Prisoners Female offenders and remand prisoners between 14 and 21 years of age. The offenders include those sentenced to a prison term or training centre detention for an indeterminate period between 6 and 36 months.
    Visiting Hours
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time.
    Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there
    1. First Bus No.9 from Shau Kei Wan
    2. Green Mini-Bus No.16M from Chai Wan
    Enquiries Tel. No : 2965 2500
    Tung Tau Correctional Institution
    Minimum security institution Established 1982
    Address: 70 Tung Tau Wan Road, Stanley, Hong Kong.
    Capacity: 500
    Type of Prisoners: Male adult prisoners with low security risk.
    Visiting Hours All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 45 minutes before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there: 1. Citybus No. 6, 6A, 6X or 260 from Central
    2. Citybus No. 73 from Aberdeen
    3. Citybus No. 973 from Tsim Sha Tsui (via Western Tunnel)
    4. Citybus No. 314 from Siu Sai Wan (Sundays and Public Holidays only)
    5. Citybus No. 399 from South Horizons (Sundays and Public Holidyays
    only) 6. First Bus No. 14 from Sai Wan Ho
    7. First Bus No. 63 from North Point
    8. First Bus No. 65 from North Point (Sundays and Public Holiday only)
    9. Public Light Bus No. 40 from Causeway Bay
    10. Public Light Bus No. 16 from Chai Wan

    Enquiries Tel. No. : 2813 4315
      Queen Mary Hospital Custodial Ward
    Custodial Ward Established 1991
    Queen Mary Hospital Custodial Ward

    Address
    Floor 9, Block J, Queen Mary Hospital
    102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

    Capacity
    22 beds

    Type of Persons in Custody
    Male inmates who are suffering from illness and referred out by the Medical Officers of various penal institutions

    Visiting Hours
    Social Visit
    Registration Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Daily)
    Visiting Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Daily)

    Official Visit 
    Registration Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

    8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Saturdays)
    Visiting Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Saturdays)
    (No visit on Saturday afternoons and public holidays)

    How to get there

    1. Public Light Bus No. 54 from Central Ferry Pier Bus Terminus
    2. Public Light Bus No. 55 from MTR Central Station
    3. Public Light Bus No. 63 from South Horizons
    4. Public Light Bus No. 22 or 22S from Pokfulam Garden
    5. First Bus No. 4 from Wah Fu (South) Bus Terminus
    (get off at Queen Mary Hospital Bus Stop)
    6. City Bus No. 7 from Shek Pai Wan
    (get off at Queen Mary Hospital Bus Stop)
    7. City Bus No. 40M from Wan Chai Ferry Pier Bus Terminus
    (get off at Queen Mary Hospital Bus Stop)
    8. City Bus No. 71 from Wong Chuk Hang
    (get off at Queen Mary Hospital Bus Stop)
    9. First Bus No. 973 from Tsim Sha Tsui East Bus Terminus
    (get off at Queen Mary Hospital Bus Stop)
    10. First Bus No. 970 from So Uk Estate
    (get off at Queen Mary Hospital Bus Stop)
    Enquiries
    24-hour Telephone Contact             2255 3125      

    KNOWN PRISONS IN KOWLOON
    Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre
    Maximum security institution Established 1977
    Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre

    Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre

    Maximum security institution
    Established 1977

    Address
    5 Butterfly Valley Road, Kowloon

    Capacity
    1,084

    Type of Persons in Custody
    Male adult persons who are :

    (a) prisoner on remand in any category;
    (b) judgement respited prisoners;
    (c) detainees under the provisions of the Immigration Ordinance;
    (d) civil debtors;
    (e) appellants (except under life sentence);
    (f) Star and Ordinary Class adult prisoners (except under life sentence); or
    (g) persons remanded under the Drug Addiction Treatment Centres Ordinance.

    Visiting Hours
    Social Visit
    1) Remands (for types (a), (b), (c), (d) & (g) above):
    Registration Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
    Visiting Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    2) Prisoners or Appellants (for types (e) & (f) above):
    Registration Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Visiting Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    (No visit to Prisoners or Appellants on Monday & Wednesday afternoons, except public holidays)

    Official Visit 
    Telephone Booking: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

    8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Saturdays)
    Registration Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

    8:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Saturdays)
    Visiting Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Saturdays)
    (No visit on Saturday afternoons and public holidays)

    Notes:
    Advance booking for official visit accepted for that and the following working day.


    Non-smoking Areas

    Visit Room & Visitors Waiting Room inside the Centre are designated as non-smoking areas. Smoking is prohibited in the Visit Room & Visitors Waiting Room.

    Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre Video Legal Visits

    Service Hours
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

    Venue
    LG 6/F, High Court, 38 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong.

    Bookings
    1. Bookings should be made through Officer-in-charge of LCKRC Visit Room at             2785 3461       or             2176 0181      . Booking starts at 8:30 a.m. until 4:30p.m.
    2. Advance booking should be made by lawyers and prior consent must be obtained from clients.
    3. Bookings can be made for service hours on that or the two following working days.
    4. In normal circumstances, only one-hour duration will be assigned to one client. At the discretion of Officer-in-charge of Visit Room, more than one client may be allowed if the situation warrants.

    Procurement of Private Food for Prisoner Awaiting Trial (Prisoner on Remand)
    According to the Law of HK Chapter 234A, Rule 192, every prisoner awaiting trial may procure for himself or receive food. In order to meet with the management and security requirement, the Centre shall only allow licensed restaurant to supply food for the prisoners awaiting trial. Any interested bodies can see the following Private Food Supplier Application Procedures or make direct enquiry to the Rehabilitation Unit 2 of the Centre at phone no.  2176 0135  for details.

    Private Food Supplier Application Procedures

    How to get there
    1. MTR Tsuen Wan Line (Lai Chi Kok Station Exit C);
    2. MTR Tung Chung Line (change to Tsuen Wan Line at Lai King Station and get off at Lai Chi Kok Station Exit C).
    3. MTR Airport Express (change to Tung Chung Line at Tsing Yi Station, then change to Tsuen Wan Line at Lai King Station and get off at Lai Chi Kok Station Exit C).
    4. West Rail (change to Tsuen Wan Line at Mei Foo Station and get off at Lai Chi Kok Station Exit C).
    5. City Bus No. E21 from Hong Kong International Airport (Chek Lap Kok Airport)
    (get off at Cheung Sha Wan Plaza Bus Stop);
    6. Harbour Tunnel Bus No. 102 from Shau Kei Wan
    (get off at Cheung Lai Street Bus Stop);
    7. Harbour Tunnel Bus No. 904 from Kennedy Town
    (get off at Cheung Sha Wan Path Bus Stop);
    8. Harbour Tunnel Bus No. 905 from Wan Chai Ferry Pier
    (get off at Cheung Sha Wan Path Bus Stop);
    9. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 6 or 6A from Tsim Sha Tsui
    (get off at Cheung Sha Wan Path Bus Stop);
    10. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 2A or 6D from Ngau Tau Kok
    (get off at Cheung Lai Street Bus Stop);
    11. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 68X from Yuen Long
    (get off at Tai Nan West Street Bus Stop);
    12. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 60X from Tuen Mun Central
    (get off at Tai Nan West Street Bus Stop);
    13. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 86 from Wong Nai Tau
    (get off at Cheung Lai Street Bus Stop);
    14. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 86A from Sha Tin Wai
    (get off at Cheung Lai Street Bus Stop).

    Enquiries
    Tel. No. :             2785 3461       /             2176 0181       ( Booking for Official Visit )
                  2176 0168       /             2959 6273       ( Rehabilitation Unit (Programme) )
      Monday to Friday (except on public holidays): 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                  2176 0100       (General Enquiries)
      8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily

    Lai Hang Rehabilitation Centre
    Rehabilitation Centre Established 2002

    Lai Hang Rehabilitation Centre

    Minimum security institution
    Rehabilitation Centre
    Established 2002

    Address
    4/F., 3 Lung Yan Road, Tai Wo Ping, Kowloon

    Capacity
    70

    Type of Persons in Custody
    Male young offenders who completed Phase I training in Lai Chi Rehabilitation Centre under the Rehabilitation Centres Ordinance

    Visiting Hours
    Social Visit
    Registration Time: 8:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. (Daily)
    Visiting Time: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Daily)

    How to get there
    1. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 87A or 87B from Mongkok (Kei Wing School, 23 Lai Chi Kok Road )
    2. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 38, 42C, 62X, 69C, 258D, 259D, 268C or 269D from Kwun Tong MTR
    3. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 38, 42C, 61X, 62X, 69C, 258D, 259D, 268C or 269D from Wong Tai Sin MTR
    4. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 87A , 87B or Taxi from Shek Kip Mei MTR
    5. City Bus No. E22A, E22B or N29 from Po Lam MTR
    6. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 86 from Mei Foo Bus Terminal
    7. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 61X or 62X from Tuen Mun Town Centre Bus Terminal; or No. 259D from Wu Chui Road, Tuen Mun Ferry Pier
    8. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 86 from Royal Park Hotel, Shatin
    9. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 86A, 87A or 87B from Tai Wai MTR
    Enquiries
    Tel. No. :             2338 5370       ( 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)

    Phoenix House
    Half-way House Established 1983

    Phoenix House

    Half-way House
    Established 1983

    Address
    3 Lung Yan Road, Tai Wo Ping, Kowloon

    Capacity
    30

    Type of Residents
    Young male supervisees discharged from Detention Centre, Training Centre & Drug Addiction Treatment Centre.

    Visiting Hours
    Social Visit
    Registration Time: 8:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. (Daily)
    Visiting Time: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Daily)

    How to get there
    1. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 87A or 87B from Mongkok (Kei Wing School, 23 Lai Chi Kok Road )
    2. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 38, 42C, 62X, 69C, 258D, 259D, 268C or 269D from Kwun Tong MTR
    3. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 38, 42C, 61X, 62X, 69C, 258D, 259D, 268C or 269D from Wong Tai Sin MTR
    4. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 87A , 87B or Taxi from Shek Kip Mei MTR
    5. City Bus No. E22A, E22B or N29 from Po Lam MTR
    6. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 86 from Mei Foo Bus Terminal
    7. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 61X or 62X from Tuen Mun Town Centre Bus Terminal; or No. 259D from Wu Chui Road, Tuen Mun Ferry Pier
    8. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 86 from Royal Park Hotel, Shatin
    9. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 86A, 87A or 87B from Tai Wai MTR
    Enquiries
    Tel. No. :             2338 7623       (8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)

    KNOWN PRISONS IN NEW TERRITORIES
    Bauhinia House
    Half-way House Established 1995
    Address No. 18, Tai Lam Chung Road, Block C, New Territories
    Capacity 24
    Type of Residents Female inmates released under supervision from training centre or drug addiction treatment centre, and adult women released under supervision of the Pre-Release Employment Scheme or the Post-Release Supervision Scheme.
    Visiting Hours Monday to Sunday : From 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    How to get there
    1. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 53 from Tsuen Wan Ferry Pier.
    2. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 52M from MTR Kwai Fong Station.
    3. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 52X from Shum Shui Po Dragon Centre.
    4. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 962 from Causeway Bay.
    5. LRT Feeder Bus No. 521 from Tseng Choi Street, Tuen Mun.
    6. Green Mini-Bus No. 43B from Sun Hui Market, Tuen Mun.
    Enquiries Tel. No : 2450 7751
    Lai King Training Centre
    Training Centre Established 29.9.1978
    Address 16 Wa Tai Road, New Territories
    Capacity 260
    Type of Prisoners Male offenders from 18 years to 21 years of age sentenced by the courts to an indeterminate period of training ranging from 6 months to 36 months.
    Visiting Hours
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there
    1. Green Mini-Bus 90M or 92M from MTR Mei Foo Station.
    2. Green Mini-Bus 91M or 93M from MTR Lai King Station.
    Enquiries Tel. No : 2745 0016
    Lo Wu Correctional Institution
    Mimimum security institution Established 1997
    Address 163 Ho Sheung Heung Road, Sheung Shui, New Territories
    Capacity 182
    Type of Prisoners Male adult prisoners
    Visiting Hours
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there
    Green Mini-Bus No. 51K from KCR Sheung Shui Station.
    Enquiries Tel. No. : 2639 1500
    Pik Uk Correctional Institution
    Maximum security institution Established 1975
    Address 399 Clearwater Bay Road, Sai Kung, New Territories
    Capacity 385
    Type of Prisoners Male young remands and male young prisoners
    Visiting Hours
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there
    1. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 91, 91M or 92 from Diamond Hill.
    2. Green Mini-Bus No. 1A and 11 from Ngau Chi Wan Commercial
    Complex (near MTR Choi Hung Station). 3. Green Mini-Bus No. 104 via MTR Ngau Tau Kok Station.
    Enquiries Tel. No : 2719 5622
    Pik Uk Prison
    Minimum security prison Established 1975
    Address 397 Clearwater Bay Road, Sai Kung, New Territories
    Capacity 600
    Type of Prisoners Male adult prisoners who are first offenders
    Visiting Hours
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there
    1. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 91, 91M or 92 from Diamond Hill.
    2. Green Mini-Bus No. 1A and 11 from Ngau Chi Wan Commercial Complex (near MTR Choi Hung Station).
    3. Green Mini-Bus No. 104 via MTR Ngau Tau Kok Station.

    Enquiries Tel. No. : 2623 1600
    Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre
    Maximum security institution Established 1972
    Address 21 Hong Fai Road, Siu Lam, New Territories
    Capacity 270
    Type of Prisoners Male and female prisoners in all categories (sentenced or on remand) and detainees who require psychiatric observation, treatment, assessment or special psychological care.
    Visiting Hours
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there
    1. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 53 from Tsuen Wan Nina Tower.
    2. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 52M from MTR Kwai Fong Station.
    3. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 52X from Shum Shui Po Dragon Centre.
    4. Harbour Tunnel Bus No. 962 from Causeway Bay.
    5. LRT Feeder Bus No. 521 from Fu Tai Estate, Tuen Mun.
    6. Green Mini-Bus No. 43B from Sun Hui Market, Tuen Mun.
    7. Green Mini-Bus No. 140M from MTR Tsing Yi Station.
    8. Green Mini-Bus No. 141 from Tsuen Wan Ferry Pier.
    Enquiries Tel. No : 2450 6101
    Tai Lam Centre for Women
    Maximum security institution Established 1969
    Address 110 Tai Lam Chung Road, New Territories
    Capacity 278
    Type of Prisoners Adult female prisoners and inmates
    Registration Hours
    For convicted prisoners & DATC inmates : 0830 hours to 1230 hours
    For Remands : 1330 hours to 1500 hours
    For Cat. A prisoner/remand : 1500 hours to 1630 hours
    Visit Hours
    For convicted prisoners & DATC inmates : 0900 hours to 1300 hours
    For Remands : 1400 hours to 1530 hours
    For Cat. A prisoner/remand : 1530 hours to 1700 hours
    * Please register your visit within the specific registration hours, otherwise, your visit cannot be arranged.
    How to get there
    1. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 53 from Tsuen Wan Ferry Pier.
    2. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 61M from Lai King (North).
    3. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 52X from Shum Shui Po Dragon Centre.
    4. Harbour Tunnel Bus No. 962 from Causeway Bay.
    5. LRT Feeder Bus No. K51 from Fu Tai Estate, Tuen Mun.
    6. Green Mini-Bus No. 43B from Sun Hui Market, Tuen Mun.
    Enquiries Tel. No. : 2450 8214
    Tai Lam Correctional Institution
    Minimum security institution Established 1980
    Address Tai Lam Correctional Institution (TLCI) is situated at 108 Tai Lam Chung Road, Tai Lam Chung, New Territories
    Capacity 600
    Type of Prisoners Male adult recidivists with short term or balance of sentence.
    Visiting Hours
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there
    1. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 53 from Tsuen Wan Ferry Pier.
    2. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 52M from MTR Kwai Fong Station.
    3. Kowloon Motor Bus No. 52X from Shum Shui Po Dragon Centre.
    4. Green Mini-Bus No. 43B from Sun Hui Market, Tuen Mun.
    5. Public Light Bus either from Jordan or Yuen Long
    6. Harbour Tunnel Bus No. 962 from Causeway Bay.
    7. LRT Feeder Bus No. 521 from Tseng Choi Street, Tuen Mun.
    Enquiries Tel. No. : 2404 4100
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    Chi Lan Rehabilitation Centre
    Rehabilitation Centre Established 2002
    Address 303 Chi Ma Wan Road, Lantau Island.
    Capacity 40
    Type of Inmates Female young offenders aged between 14 and 21 to undergo Phase I Rehabilitation Centre Training.
    Visiting Hours
    From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily (Except Wednesday)
    Wednesday : From 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (If it is a public holiday, the visiting hours will be rescheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. )
    How to get there
    1. Ferry from Central to Mui Wo, then by shuttle ferry to Chi Ma Wan.
    2. Ferry from Central to Cheung Chau, then by shuttle ferry to Chi Ma Wan.
    3. Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Mui Wo or Cheung Chau (Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays only), then by shuttle ferry to Chi Ma Wan.
    4. MTR Tung Chung Line or Bus to Tung Chung, then by No. 3, 13 or A35 Lantau Bus to Mui Wo, and then by shuttle ferry to Chi Ma Wan.
    5. MTR Tung Chung Line or Bus to Tung Chung, then by No.3, 13 or A35 Lantau Bus to Pui O, and then by taxi to Chi Ma Wan.
    Enquiries Tel. No. : 2984 6600
    Chi Ma Wan Drug Addiction Treatment Centre
    Minimum security institution Established 1996
    Address 303 Chi Ma Wan Road, Lantau Island.
    Capacity 250
    Type of Prisoners Female drug addicts sentenced by court for drug treatment and rehabilitation. A separate section has been set aside for the accommodation of female adult prisoners since 2 January 1998.
    Visiting Hours
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there
    1. Ferry from Central to Mui Wo, then by shuttle ferry to Chi Ma Wan.
    2. Ferry from Central to Cheung Chau, then by shuttle ferry to Chi Ma Wan.
    3. Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Mui Wo or Cheung Chau (Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays only), then by shuttle ferry to Chi Ma Wan.
    4. MTR Tung Chung Line or Bus to Tung Chung, then by No. 3, 13 or A35 Lantau Bus to Mui Wo, and then by shuttle ferry to Chi Ma Wan.
    5. MTR Tung Chung Line or Bus to Tung Chung, then by No.3, 13 or A35 Lantau Bus to Pui O, and then by taxi to Chi Ma Wan.
    Enquiries Tel. No. : 2984 6600
    Chi Ma Wan Correctional Institution
    Medium security institution Established 1994
    Address 333 Chi Ma Wan Road, Lantau Island
    Capacity 338
    Type of Prisoners Female adult prisoners with a sentence of imprisonment for 2 years or less
    Visiting Hours
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there
    1. Ferry from Central to Mui Wo, then by shuttle ferry to Chi Ma Wan.
    2. Ferry from Central to Cheung Chau, then by shuttle ferry to Chi Ma Wan.
    3. Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Mui Wo or Cheung Chau (Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays only), then by shuttle ferry to Chi Ma Wan.
    4. MTR Tung Chung Line or Bus to Tung Chung, then by No. 3, 3M or A35 Lantau Bus to Mui Wo, and then by shuttle ferry to Chi Ma Wan.
    5. MTR Tung Chung Line or Bus to Tung Chung, then by No.3, 3M or A35 Lantau Bus to Pui O, and then by taxi to Chi Ma Wan.
    6. By Lantau Bus No.1, 3, 3M, 4, A35 from Mui Wo to Pui O and then by taxi to Chi Ma Wan.
    7. By Lantau Bus No. 1 from Tai O to Pui O and then by taxi to Chi Ma Wan.
    8. By Lantau Bus No. 1 from Tai O to Mui Wo, and then by taxi or by shuttle ferry to Chi Ma Wan.
    9. By Shuttle ferry from Cheung Chau or Ping Chau to Chi Ma Wan.
    Enquiries Tel. No : 2984 8358
    Lai Chi Rehabilitation Centre
    Rehabilitation Centre Established 2002
    Address 35 Shek Pik Reservoir Road, Blocks D & E, Lantau Island.
    Capacity 90
    Type of Inmates Male young offenders aged between 14 and 21 to undergo Phase I Rehabilitation Centre Training.
    Visiting Hours
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there
    1. Ferry from Central to Mui Wo; then by No.1 or 2 Lantau Bus to Shek Pik.
    2. Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Mui Wo (Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays only), then by No.1 or 2 Lantau Bus to Shek Pik.
    3. MTR Tung Chung Line or Bus to Tung Chung, then by No.11 23 or 31 Lantau Bus to Shek Pik.
    Enquiries Tel. No. : 2980 6600
    Ma Po Ping Prison
    Medium security institutions Established in 1975
    Address 31 Ma Po Ping Road, Lantau Island
    Capacity 600
    Type of Prisoners Male adult prisoners
    Visiting Hours
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there
    1. Ferry from Central to Mui Wo; then by No.4 Lantau Bus to Tong Fuk Village; then walk along Ma Po Ping Road to Ma Po Ping Prison
    2. Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Mui Wo (Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays only), then by No.4 Lantau Bus to Tong Fuk Village; then walk along Ma Po Ping Road to Ma Po Ping Prison
    3. MTR Tung Chung Line or Bus to Tung Chung, then by No.11, 23 or A35 Lantau Bus to Tong Fuk Village; then walk along Ma Po Ping Road to Ma Po Ping Prison .
    4. MTR Tung Chung Line or Bus to Tung Chung, then by No.3 or 13 Lantau Bus to Cheung Sha; then by No.4 Lantau Bus to Tong Fuk Village; then walk along Ma Po Ping Road to Ma Po Ping Prison
    Enquiries Tel. No : 2980 5129
    Sha Tsui Detention Centre
    Minimum security institution Established in 1972
    Address 35 Shek Pik Reservoir Road, Lantau Island.
    Capacity 231
    Type of Prisoners Male young offenders aged between 14 and 25
    Visiting Hours
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there
    1. Ferry from Central to Mui Wo; then by No.1 or 2 Lantau Bus to Shek Pik.
    2. Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Mui Wo (Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays only), then by No.1 or 2 Lantau Bus to Shek Pik.
    3. MTR Tung Chung Line or Bus to Tung Chung, then by No.11 23 or 31 Lantau Bus to Shek Pik.
    Enquiries Tel. No. : 2980 6600
    Shek Pik Prison
    Maximum security institution Established 1984
    Address 47 Shek Pik Reservoir Road, Lantau Island
    Capacity 450
    Type of Prisoners Male adult prisoners
    Visiting Hours
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there
    1. Ferry from Central to Mui Wo; then by No.1 or 2 Lantau Bus to Shek Pik.
    2. Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Mui Wo (Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays only), then by No.1 or 2 Lantau Bus to Shek Pik.
    3. MTR Tung Chung Line or Bus to Tung Chung, then by No.11, 23 or 31 Lantau Bus to Shek Pik.
    Enquiries Tel. No. : 2980 2221
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    Hei Ling Chau Correctional Institution
    Medium security institution Established 1994
    Address Hei Ling Chau Island
    Capacity 532
    Type of Prisoners Male adult prisoners of medium security risk
    Visiting Hours
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there
    Ferry from Central to Peng Chau, then by Kai To (Coral Sea) to Hei Ling Chau.
    Enquiries Tel. No : 2986 6100
    Hei Ling Chau Addiction Treatment Centre
    Drug Addiction Treatment Centre Established 1975
    Address Hei Ling Chau Island
    Capacity 784
    Type of Prisoners Male drug addicts over 21 years old who have been convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced by the court to undergo drug addiction treatment programm
    Drug Addiction Treatment Centre (Annex) Established on 25.2.2002
    Address Hei Ling Chau Island
    Capacity 196
    Type of Prisoners Adult and young female prisoners sentenced by court for imprisonment
    Visiting Hours
    All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there
    Ferry from Central to Peng Chau, then by Kai To (Coral Sea Ferry) to Hei Ling Chau.
    Enquiries
    Main Centre Tel. No: 2986 6286 Annex Tel. No: 2986 6001
    Lai Sun Correctional Institution
    Minimum security institution Established 1984
    Address: Hei Ling Chau Island
    Capacity: 326
    Type of Prisoners: Male young prisoners under 21 years of age. Since September 2001, the Annex of LSCI has been set aside to accommodate young inmates of Drug Addiction Treatment Centre
    Visiting Hours: All Days (Except Wednesdays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Except Public Holidays) - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays (Public Holidays) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Visitors should register 1/2 hour before the end of visiting time. Visitors must produce proof of identity.
    How to get there Ferry from Central to Peng Chau, then by Kai To (Coral Sea Ferry) to Hei Ling Chau.
    Enquiries Tel. No : 2986 6223

    Education Unit

    Formal day classes conducted by qualified teachers are run in young offender institutions. In parallel with the long-established general subjects, computer applications and commercial subjects were also introduced in the past years. This achieves a better balance for the inmates to improve their language skills and acquire more practical knowledge. In response to the social needs, examinations with public accreditation set clear targets for the inmates. Inmate are encouraged to study for external examinations such as the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination, General Certificate of Eduction Examinations (London Examinations), Hong Kong Institute of Accredited Accounting Technicians Examinations, LCCI International Qualifications and City & Guilds Examinations.

    Adult prisoners are encouraged to participate in self-studying courses or distance learning programmes to make the optimal use of the resources and expertise from external accredited educational organisations. Increasing numbers of inmates have been enrolled in tertiary education in recent years.

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