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From Prisons to Corrections: What Does It Mean?

Following several recommendations from national and international bodies, the Government of Sierra Leone adopted into law the Sierra Leone Correctional Service Act in 2014. This development was meant to enable the institution to detain inmates using international human rights standards which had been severely challenged by overcrowding, lack of infrastructure and resources, insufficient capacity among corrections officers and poor functioning of the justice sector.

The Journey So Far

We are pleased to be part of this journey. We believe the transformation from Prisons to Corrections will create a safer and more secure society.

We therefore thank the Government of Sierra Leone and all our partners who had supported us throughout this journey.

Our Partners

This journey of transformation has been made possible by our valuable partners.


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The Management Team

The Sierra Leone Correctional Service is run by a team of competent correctional management professionals with considerable degree of experience and expertise, spanning across decades.

Sampha Bilo Kamara

Director General
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Joseph Lamboi

Deputy Director General
Joined the service on 1st September 1980. He has a Master of Art (MA) from the Njala University and Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the Fourah Bay College

Dennis Harman

Director of Human Resource
Joined the service in 1984. Master of Arts in Peace and Development Studies at Njala University and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.

Tony Alpha Conteh

Director of Security and Operations
Joined the Sierra Leone Correctional service in 1992. Obtained Bachelor of science in Economics and Social Science at the Fourah Bay College, Post Graduate Diploma and (MBA) at the International Management Institute.

Ahmed Turay

Assistant Director of Corrections
Joined the service on 3rd August 1992. Obtained Bachelor in Geography and Sociology at Fourah Bay College, Diploma in Adult Education FBC.

Margaret Roberts

Commanding Officer, Female Correctional Center
Madam Roberts joined the service on 30th October 1978 and worked as Office Typist, Gate Supervisor and Female Commanding Officer.

Tommy Bull

Assistant Director of Corrections
Joined the service in 1992. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Sierra Leone.

Elizabeth A. Gbagla

Head of Gender and Equal Opportunities
Elizabeth Gbagla joined the service in 1979. She is trained in Software Applications, Leadership, Ethics and Communication.

We Are Determined to Protect the Public

More than ever, we are ready to transform those who threaten public safety and security and turn them into meaningful contributors of society.