Shek Pik Prison
Shek Pik Prison (Hong Kong).jpg
Exterior view
Shek Pik Prison is located in Hong Kong
Shek Pik Prison
Location within Hong Kong
Location47 Shek Pik Reservoir Road
Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°13′28″N 113°53′42″E / 22.2244°N 113.8949°E / 22.2244; 113.8949
Security classMaximum security
Opened1984 (1984)
Managed byCorrectional Services Department
DirectorTse Kwok-wai, Senior Superintendent
Shek Pik Prison
Traditional Chinese石壁監獄
Simplified Chinese石壁监狱
Cantonese Yalesehk bīk gāam yuhk

Shek Pik Prison (Chinese: 石壁監獄) is located at 47 Shek Pik Reservoir Road, Shek Pik, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. It was built in 1984, and is managed by the Hong Kong Correctional Services. The prison is used to contain prisoners with medium to long sentences, along with those sentenced to life imprisonment.[1][2]


Shek Pik Prison officially opened in 1984 as a maximum-security facility with a capacity of 466 prisoners, helping to relieve Stanley Prison. It cost approximately HK$135 million to construct. The prison was built with high-tech security features including a 160-camera video surveillance system and infrared perimeter alarm, as well as a solar energy water heating system, the government's largest such solar energy system at that time.[3]


The prison remains a maximum-security institution. It now has an official capacity of 426.[4]

It is located below the dam of the Shek Pik Reservoir.

Notable prisoners


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