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NCJ Number: 74338 Find in a Library
Title: Management Services - Hong Kong (From Corrections in Asia and the Pacific, P 126-138, 1980, William Clifford - See NCJ-74330)
Corporate Author: Hong Kong Prisons Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Hong Kong Prisons Dept
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: The objectives of Hong Kong's Prisons Department are safe custody, treatment, and rehabilitation of offenders.
Abstract: The Department has a staff of 4,248 and administers 19 institutions including a Staff Training Institute. These institutions include seven prisons, a psychiatric center, two drug addiction treatment centers, two correctional institutions, two detention centers, a training center, a halfway house, a center for women and a staff training institute. The institutions serve different purposes and are governed by four different ordinances. Financing for the Department comes from a resource branch, the Finance Branch. There are posts for 3,643 officers and assistant officers in the Prison Service. Candidates must be under 35 years of age and female candidates must be unmarried; all must be educated to a certain level. Promotion is by satisfactory service and staff reports and recommendations by the head of the institution or a selection board. Promotion to senior ranks depends basically on merit and ability. The Staff Training Institute conducts 1-year recruit courses which include a period of field training for officers and assistant officers. The department also employs a staff welfare officer who visits all institutions regularly to ensure that staff wellbeing receives the warranted attention and who assists staff and their families with personal, financial and domestic problems. Matters which affect the working conditions of the staff are considered by two negotiating bodies within the department. A new area in the department is that of prison industries and new grades have been created for industrial officers.
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Correctional officer training; Correctional organization; Correctional personnel; Correctional rehabilitation training; Hong Kong; Teaching/training techniques
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