The mandate of NPSSS
Article 156 of the transitional constitution, 2011;
“There shall be a prisons service to be known as the National Prisons service and it shall be a decentralized professional service”.
The mission of the Prisons service shall be correctional, reformative and rehabilitative. It shall respect the will of the people, the rule of law and order, civilian authority, democracy, human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The prisons service shall be organised at the National and the state levels.
The prisons service shall be headed by a DIRECTOR GENERAL appointed by the President after approval of the Council of Ministers upon the recommendation of the minister in charge.
The national prisons service shall be responsible for the maintenance of professional standards and the recruitment, training , deployment and transfer of prisons officers throughout south Sudan
The functions of prisons service shall inter alia be to manage, operate and maintain the prisons of South Sudan and to administer the internment and care for the health and general welfare of prisoners and inmates.
Prisons authorities shall treat prisoners humanely. Any treatment that is cruel inhuman degrading of the dignity of prisoners or that may expose their health to danger is prohibited and punishable by law.
Organization, powers, terms and conditions of service of the prisons service shall be prescribed by law.
|DIRECTOR GENERAL||LT GEN HENRY AGUAR KUAHY|
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL PRISONS
LT GEN WILLIAM ADRIA LADU
|DIRECTOR GENERAL ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE||
LT GEN ANDREW MONYDENG
|DIRECTORATE OF PRODUCTION, VOCATIONAL AND REHABILITATION||MAJOR GENERAL CHOL NYAL MUONY|
|DIRECTORATE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS MAJOR GENERAL||ANTONY OLIVER LEGGE|
|DIRECTORATE OF TRAINING AND HUMAN RESOURCE||
LT GEN JOHN DIIG
|DIRECTORATE OF INMATE’S AFFAIRS||
MAJOR GENERAL JOSEPH BENJAMIN
|DIRECTORATE OF SOCIAL WELFARE||
MAJOR GENERAL FELIX
|DIRECTORATE OF PRISONS||
MAJOR GENERAL MICHAL MALOU
DIRECTORATE OF LOGISTICS AND PROCUREMENT
DIRECTORATE OF RESERVE FORCE
Our vision, mission and values
The vision of National Prisons Service of South Sudan is to be a highly professional and responsive, ethical and professional organization that contributes to public safety and security through excellent and humane penal practices as well as promoting a work culture that sustains well motivated, dedicated and innovative staff.
The mission of National Prisons of South Sudan is to enhance the safety of the community by providing secure and humane incarceration or detention and facilitating the rehabilitation of prisons through developing and valuing staff.
1. As component of the Criminal Justice System, Prisons must abide by principles of justice that are expressed through belief in;
• Inherent human rights of all people.
• Dignity and worth of individuals.
• Fairness and equality under and before the Law; and Managing Prisoners and detainees with honesty, openness and integrity.
2. Offenders are responsible for their own behaviour and have the potential to live as law-abiding citizens.
3. Most offenders can be dealt with safely by effective community prison programs and imprisonment should be used as a last resort.
4. Decisions about offenders, in the interest of the public protection, must be based on informed risk assessment and risk management.
5. Prisons must work closely and in cooperation with all criminal justice partners and with society.
6. Staffs are the most important resource and are essential to an effective prison system.
7. The public have the rights to be informed about and in an obligation to participate in the criminal justice system.
8. The degree to which officers can adopt future-approach and responding to change will determine the excellence of prisons.
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