The prisons under Maldives Correctional Service follow a privilege-based system when dealing with prisoners – meaning prisoners who follow rules can earn privileges. The privileges may vary at different prisons. These privileges are:

  • Seven-minute phone calls twice a month to family and lawyer.
  • The minimum and medium security prisoners are allowed to purchase items through funds transferred by family or accumulated through doing allowance-jobs at the Prison (food items, cosmetics/toiletries, radio, TV and DivX players etc)
  • Prisoners can have family and lawyer visits once a month for 02 hours.
    1. For family visits, visitors are allowed up to 10 family members.

Married offenders at Asseyri Prison and Maafushi Prison are also entitled to conjugal visits for 24 hours once a month.