The World Prisons Directory (WPD) is the first global website providing information on penitentiary facilities on all continents of the globe. Our goal is to create better connections between prison facilities and society. The WPD gives you the opportunity to meet, discuss and exchange information about these penitentiary facilities and thus we function as a worldwide forum to create a community where people can share (practical) information and add comments about specific facilities. You can find the facility of your choice by searching by continents, countries or regions; information provided includes at least general information, visiting information as well as the exact location of the prison facility.

We work hard to provide accurate information, and continuously maintain and update the website. You can help us to improve and provide missing information on a prison facility by emailing us to