The Prisons Department has called for applications to recruit 200 male Prison Guards from those who have retired from the defence services after completing a minimum of 12 years of service.
Applications close on 5 February. They will be attached to the ‘Intelligence and Security Division’ of the Department, Prisons Commissioner General H.M.T.N. Upuldeniya, in a posting on the Prisons website on Friday said.
As at end 2019 the Prisons Department had 3,739 Prisons Guards, down 35 (0.93 per cent) over its 2018 figure of 3,774, latest official figures available on the public domain showed.
Currently 60 Prisons institutions located island-wide come under the purview of the Prisons Department. Four of those are institutions which are known as ‘closed prisons’ for convicted prisons comprising Welikada, Mahara, Bogambara and Angunukolapelessa, respectively.
Additionally, 18 remand prisons, 10 work camps, two open prison camps, one training school, two correctional centres for youthful offenders and 23 lockups, located islandwide, also come under the purview of the Department.