This is a list of prisons in Hong Kong managed (or previously managed) by the Correctional Services Department.

Hong Kong Island
(Male young offenders undergoing training under the Training Centres Ordinance)
(Female young offenders undergoing Phase I training under the Rehabilitation Centres Ordinance)
(Male adult prisoners and clinically old prisoners of low security risk)
(Male adult prisoners)
(Male adult convicted prisoners and male adult remand prisoners)
(Male adult prisoners of low security risk)
(Male inmates who are suffering from illness and referred out by the Medical Officers of various penal institutions)
(Currently closed)
(Currently closed)
(Closed Permanently in 2006. Now redeveloped into a cultural and shopping destination generally called Tai Kwun )
Kowloon
(Male adult persons who are: (a) prisoner on remand in any category; (b) judgement respited prisoners; (c) detainees under the provisions of the Immigration Ordinance; (d) civil debtors; (e) appellants (except under life sentence); (f) Star and Ordinary Class adult prisoners (except under life sentence); or (g) persons remanded under the Drug Addiction Treatment Centres Ordinance)
(Male young offenders who completed Phase I training in Lai Chi Rehabilitation Centre under the Rehabilitation Centres Ordinance)
(Young male inmates discharged from Detention Centre, Training Centre & Drug Addiction Treatment Centre)
(Male adult inmates released under supervision from Drug Addiction Treatment Centre, and male adult inmates under the Release Under Supervision Scheme, Pre-Release Employment Scheme, Conditional Release Scheme, Post-Release Supervision of Prisoners Scheme)
(Male and female inmates who are suffering from illness and referred out by the Medical Officers of various penal institutions)
New Territories
(Female inmates released under supervision from Training Centre or Drug Addiction Treatment Centre, and female adult inmates released under supervision of Release Under Supervision Scheme, the Pre-Release Employment Scheme or the Post-Release Supervision of Prisoners Scheme)
(Female young offenders undergoing Phase I training under the Rehabilitation Centres Ordinance)
(Young female prisoners, remand prisoners, training Centre inmates, drug addiction treatment centre inmates)
(Female adult prisoners)
(Male young remands and male young prisoners)
(Male Star Class adult prisoners)
(Male and female prisoners in all categories (sentenced or on remand) and detainees who require psychiatric observation, treatment, assessment or special psychological care)
(Adult female prisoners, remands and inmates)
(Male adult recidivists with short term or balance of sentence)
(Female young offenders who completed Phase I training in Chi Lan Rehabilitation Centre under the Rehabilitation Centres Ordinance)
Lantau Island
(Young male offenders)
(Adults serving medium to long-term sentences, including life imprisonment)
(Male adult prisoners)
(Currently closed)
(Currently closed)
Hei Ling Chau

Imprisonment rates

Hong Kong has one of the highest rates of imprisonment in the region at around 163 per 100,000. Only Singapore at 290, Thailand at 270 and, Mongolia at 253 exceed this level. Japan [40], Australia [100] Canada [114] and New Zealand [143 per 100,000] and most other Asian countries had much lower rates [APCCA 1998]. Imprisonment rates have declined from levels above 200 per 100,000 during 1991-1996 due to fluctuations in the numbers of illegal immigrants.