The farms and industries are the predominant productive sectors of the Directorate. The Directorate is composed of the following Units:

  1. Agriculture (Farms & Livestock),
  2. Industries (Industrial workshops and Milling plant) and
  • Commercial Services (drilling rig and heavy duty equipment)
  1. Aqua -culture

Livestock: The livestock enterprise includes:

  • Broiler production: currently being done at nearly all stations
  • Five (5) ranches for beef production. Plans are underway to expand the pig production and intensify fish farms at various stations around the country.

Commercial Services (Industries):

This unit comprises of the Kalonga Milling Plant in Kabwe and Industrial workshops in provincial towns across the country. The primary objective of the milling plants particularly Kalonga Milling is to produce mealie meal to feed inmates at a low cost to relieve the central treasury burden while the surplus is sold to the open market at low prices to enable majority citizens access the commodity. White maize (feed sock) is supplied from Correctional Service farms as well as small scale famers in Central Province. This strategy provides a source of income to suppliers of the maize as well as employment to workers on the farms. The main products from the milling plant are breakfast, roller mealie meal and meal samp.  The maize bran is the by-product mainly sold to stock feed producers and farmers.

Agriculture (Farms): With over 38 farms national wide, this Unit produces approximately 3,500 tonnes of maize annually as well as pulse and horticultural crops for inmates’ consumption with the surplus sold to the general public.

In an effort to increase production and self-reliance, the Service under the World Bank supported Irrigation Development Support Project (IDSP) is currently installing 21 center pivots in 4 Correctional Service Farms covering about 1, 440 hectares of land. 9 pivots on 700 hectares at Nansanga in Serenje, 4 pivots on 310 hectares at Chitwi in Luanshya, 6 pivots on 300 hectares at Mukuyu in Kabwe and 2 pivots on 130 hectares at Lubambala in Mpika.


Regional Offices also fall under the Custodial and Operation Directorate. The Zambia Correctional Service is divided into ten Regions. The Regional/Provincial Offices are headed by Regional Commanding Officers and are responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of the Zambia Correctional Service in the respective Provinces. Under the Regional Offices are the Correctional Centres/Prison Stations supervised by the Officers-In-Charge.