List of prisons in Kenya 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.

Kamiti Maximum Prison

Kamiti Maximum Prison is the biggest prison in Kenya. Founded in 1955 and located in Kahawa west, the prison holds around 1800- 2500 prisoners.  Prisoners in Kamiti Maximum Prison are majorly sentenced for life imprisonment and most have committed extremely bad crimes.

Langata Women Maximum Security Prison

As the largest women Prison, Langata prison holds women who have been sentenced for life imprisonment. It located along Langata road.

Nairobi Remand and Allocation Maximum Security Prison

Nairobi Remand and Allocation Maximum Security Prison was upgraded to a maximum prison after the late Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery gazetted that the prison will among the prisons which will undergo the upgrading. Nairobi Remand is located along in Industrial area along Enterprise road.

Other Prisons in Nairobi

  • Nairobi Short Sentence Prison (NSSP)
  • Nairobi West prison
  • Kamiti Medium Prison
  • Kamiti Youth Correction and Training Centre