Tai Lam Centre for Women

Tai Lam Centre for Women
Traditional Chinese 大欖女懲教所
Simplified Chinese 大榄女惩教所

Tai Lam Centre for Women is a maximum security women's prison in Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong. It is operated by Hong Kong Correctional Services and has a capacity of 151 prisoners. It was established in 1969.[1]

As of 1992 illegal immigrants from Mainland China were placed in Tai Lam, and the prison was overcrowded by about 60%.[2] At one time the prison held 817 prisoners even though its facilities were officially for 278 prisoners.[3]

As of 1997 only two male prison guards had contact with the female prisoners: the technical instructor and superintendent.[3]

Notable prisoners


  1. "Tai Lam Centre for Women." Hong Kong Correctional Services. Retrieved on 3 January 2015. "110 Tai Lam Chung Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories" - Traditional Chinese: "新界屯門大欖涌道 110 號" - Simplified Chinese: "新界屯门大榄涌道 110 号"
  2. Cheng, J. Y. S. The Other Hong Kong Report 1992. Chinese University Press, January 1, 1992. ISBN 9622015638, 9789622015630.
  3. 1 2 "VII. SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF PRISONERS" (Archive). Human Rights Watch. Retrieved on 3 January 2016.
  4. McGinniss, Joe. Never Enough: A Shocking True Story of Greed, Jealousy and Murder. Simon & Schuster, December 25, 2012. ISBN 1471108384, 9781471108389. Google Books PT284.
  5. Lee, Stella. "Pamela Pak wants to return to her cell." South China Morning Post. Wednesday, 29 August 2001. Retrieved on 3 January 2016.

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