Chapter 4 Institutional Correction of Adult Offenders

There are three types of penal institutions, namely prisons, juvenile prisons, and detention houses. Prisons and juvenile prisons are to hold sentenced inmates while detention houses are for inmates awaiting judgment. Workhouses for fine defaulters and court-ordered confinement houses are attached to some penal institutions. As of April 1, 2012, there were 77 main penal institutions (62 prisons that include four rehabilitation program centers, seven juvenile prisons, and eight detention houses) and 111 branch penal institutions (eight branch prisons and 103 branch detention houses).