RWANDA CORRECTIONAL SERVICE

Justice, Correction, Safety, and Production

Justice, Correction, Safety, and Production

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Welcome to Rwanda Correctional   Service website.

Rwanda Correctional   Service (RCS) is an essential component of Rwanda’s Justice, Rule of Law and Order Sector (JRLOS).   RCS   has the noble mandate of protecting the society from offenders incarcerated by due process of the law.

Juvenal MARIZAMUNDA

CGP

Commissioner general RCS

 

The mission of RCS is to provide safe and humane custody for prisoners both under-trial and convicts as and when sent by the courts, ensure their rehabilitation for their successful reintegration upon release.

While discharging its mandated tasks, RCS ensures that prisoners retain   their rights as human beings within the confines of incarceration by     maintaining essential standards of living in line with human dignity.

The inmates   are being provided with marketable skills so that they can pursue gainful occupation and live as productive and law-abiding citizens when they are   released.   Besides, correctional programs through eradication of illiteracy, civic education, spiritual support, psychosocial counselling, sport and recreational activities, vocational and educational training   are being implemented in all RCS correctional facilities.

Since its establishment in 2010, RCS has been diligently working to deliver on its mandate.  This requires a front-line staff that includes highly professional cadre of correctional officers, counselors, tradesmen, supervisors, guards, among others. In this regard, our staff are constantly sensitized on the nature and the importance   of our mandate    through intensive basic and in-service training.

Our dream is to have correctional facilities   operated with the highest of correctional standards. Moreover, it is our core belief that safety and security are the backbone of any successful correctional programmes. 

We have re-designed this website with our partners and customers in mind. It is our hope that you will find the information on the website useful and informative.

If you have any questions or suggestions on how we can improve this website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Once again, thank you   for visiting us.