The 92 correctional institutions in Kenya include 89 prisons, two borstals; and one youth training centre. In 1911, 319 staff supervised 6,559 inmates. Since 2003, when president Kibaki came to power, prisons have undergone major reforms that saw television sets, computers and educational facilities.
Shimo la Tewa Maximum Security Prison
Criminal who commit offences like murder, terrorism, piracy or drug dealers are jailed at this prison. It is Kenya’s second largest prison and was actually founded in 1953.
Manyani Maximum Security Prison
As the second maximum prison in Mombasa, Mantani prison was originally created by the colonial governmenent to hold Mau Mau members. It is located in Taita taveta, inside Tsavo National Park.
Other Prisons in coast region Kenya
- Shimo la Tewa medium prison
- Shimo la Tewa women prison
- Kwale prison
- Kilifi prison
- Malindi prison
- Hola prison
- Wundanyi prison
- Voi remand prison
- Hindi prison
- Taveta prison
- Kingorani prison