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Percy Kangwa Chato
Commissioner of Prisons

The Zambia Prisons Service is one of the agencies of Zambia’s Criminal Justice System, falling under the Ministry Of Home Affairs. The Service is charged with the mandate of managing and controlling of Prisons and prisoners lodged therein.

The Ministry’s Mission Statement:
“To effectively provide and maintain transparent internal security system in order to create an environment in which peace, stability and justice prevail for sustainable socio-economic development for the people of Zambia”

The Service’s Goal Statement:
“To effectively and efficiently provide and maintain humane custodial and correctional services to inmates and to increase industrial and agricultural production in order to contribute to the well being and reform of inmates and maintenance of internal security.