How Many Prisons Are There In Mauritius

Prisons are buildings in which people are legally held as a punishment for a crime they have committed or while awaiting trial.

How Many Prisons Are There In Mauritius

Prisons are most commonly used within a criminal justice system: people charged with crimes may be imprisoned until their trial; those pleading or being found guilty of crimes at trial may be sentenced to a specified period of imprisonment.

Prisons can also be used as a tool of political repression by authoritarian powers. Their perceived rivals may be detained for political offences, often without trial or another lawful due process; this use is illegal under most forms of international law governing the fair administration of justice.


1. Central Prison

Address: QF95+VQR, Subramanien Bharati Road, Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, Mauritius

Phone: +230 401 6600

2. Melrose High-Security Prison

Address: B27, Mauritius

3. Prison De Grande Rivière Nord Ouest

Address: RFCC+H8J, A1, Port Louis, Mauritius

Phone: +230 233 7048

4. Riches lieu open prison

Address: QFW5+RC2, Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, Mauritius

Phone: +230 233 6468

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5. Rodrigues’ Prison

Address: 8C73+HQG, Allee Tamarin, Mauritius

6. La vieille prison

Address: RGP3+3Q7, Port Louis, Mauritius

7. Brown Sequard Mental Hospital Male High-Security Wing

Address: QFF6+287, Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, Mauritius

Phone: +230 467 9700

Who is the commissioner of prisons in Mauritius?

Karl Mario Nobin, PMSM, Commissioner of Prisons and all staffs of the MPS and Medical Unit wish Mr Jacques DESIRE a very peaceful and happy retirement. Prison since December 2018. importance of transparency in the procedures, process and decisions relating to public procurement.