The Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) contributes to a safer Tasmania by keeping in secure custody those sentenced by the Courts, and providing the best opportunity for prisoners to stop re-offending within a secure, safe and decent environment that reflects the values and opportunities of the wider community it serves. The TPS work in partnership with a range of State, community, private and voluntary organisations to deliver this service for the betterment of the Tasmanian community.
Prison facilities are located at Risdon Vale, Hobart, and Launceston. These facilities provide care and custody, at various levels of security, for prisoners and people remanded in custody. In Hobart and Launceston, the Reception Prisons also hold people in police custody. The TPS provides secure transport between prison facilities, and courts.