Lands have been identified for construction of a new state-of-the-art correctional facility to replace the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre located in Kingston.
The new structure is expected to cost at least $8 billion.
This was revealed by National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang following the orientation session for members of the Board of Visitors and Parole Board, at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston on Wednesday.
Dr. Chang said the decision has been taken to relocate the facility, as it is in need of “major reworking”.
Dr. Chang noted that while the discussions are at the early stages regarding construction, the new modern facility “will be a properly designed prison that will be secure and meet the standards required for occupancy in all areas”.