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Rhodesia Prison Service (pre-1980)

I have found that a number of countries have flags for their Jail Service or Prison Service. The ones that I am familiar with all were formerly part of the British Empire (South Africa, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Israel).
Devereaux Cannon, 20 Dec 2001

SAVA Journal 5/96 (31 December 1996) [aLL96] illustrates and discusses the flag of the Rhodesia Prison Service on page 137. It was a light green flag, proportions 2:1 with the badge of the Prison Service in the centre. The badge consists of a yellow lion with red tongue and white claws, standing on a white bar. The background color of the circle in which the lion stands is also light green. Above the circle is a yellow Zimbabwe Bird as crest, outlined in dark brown. At the base of the circle are red and yellow flames. The circle is surrounded by the words "Rhodesia Prison Service" in white, with a white border, the lines of the circle in black. Through the centre of the badge [vertically] is a sword in a sheath inlaid in silver and gold with a black point. The guard and pommel of the sword are gold and the hilt black and white.
Devereaux Cannon, 20 Dec 2001

Zimbabwe Prison Service (1980 - )

A new badge and flag for the Zimbabwe Prison Service were adopted in 1980, but I do not have information on their designs.
Devereaux Cannon, 20 Dec 2001

The flag of the Zimbabwe Prison Service follows the same pattern as its Rhodesian predecessor - green field with the new prison service badge in yellow in the centre in proportion 1:2.
Bruce Berry, 21 Dec 2001