The Adult Custody Section comprises five correctional facilities and two detention centres which provide services and programs for sentenced, remanded and detained offenders.
Constructed in 1859 and renovated in 1945, 1981 and 1994,Her Majesty's Penitentiary, is located in St. John’s. It is the primary facility for housing medium/maximum security male prisoners. All admissions from the Avalon Peninsula, high security male inmates, long term remands and those awaiting transfer to a federal penitentiary are housed at Her Majesty's Penitentiary.
The St. John’s Lockup has been operated by the Adult Custody Division since 1981. It is a short-term holding unit for the detention of male and female persons remanded to await court appearance. Individuals detained under the Mental Health Act or the Detention Intoxicated Persons Act are also held here.
The West Coast Correctional Centre is a minimum/medium security facility located in Stephenville, Newfoundland. The institution was established in 1978 as a regional provincial correctional facility. In 1996, it was restructured as the primary location to provide core programs for federal and provincial offenders in this province.
The Newfoundland & Labrador Correctional Center for Women (NLCCW) is located in Clarenville, a town 140 km west of St. John's. The Center was opened in 1982 and is the only facility for female prisoners in the province. All provincially sentenced females, remands, federal inmates who do not pose a security risk as well as federal inmates awaiting transfer to Nova Institution in Truro NS are admitted to Newfoundland & Labrador Correctional Centre for Women.
The Bishop’s Falls Correctional Centre is located in Central Newfoundland. A duplicate of the Clarenville Correctional Centre, this centre was opened in 1983 and accommodates minimum security male inmates from Central Newfoundland.
The Corner Brook Lockup has been operated by the Adult Custody Division since 1981. It serves as a short-term holding unit for male and female persons remanded to await court appearances, as well as, for individuals detained under the Mental Health Act.
The Labrador Correctional Centre, located in Happy Valley - Goose Bay was opened in 1984. This is a minimum and medium security risk institution.