RCS Prisons Facilities

RCS has currently 13 prison facilities which meet international standards and considered among the best worldwide. There is also a rehabilitation centre for minors in Nyagatare District, Eastern province.

The well known and most internationally acknowledged prison facility is Nyanza Prison. It is located in Nyanza District, Southern Province and has a wing designed for international Prisoners which houses eight (5) prisoners from Sierra Leone. 

The prison facilities include:

Plan to reduce Prison Facilities:

Rwanda Correctional Service has plans to reduce prison facilities from fourteen to nine and to relocate prisons to more spacious facilities. The plan also involves relocating the prisons from urban centres to rural areas with large space where they can even have land to grow some crops.

The estimated cost is about 1 billion francs which RCS has budgeted for and construction is ongoing on some facilities.