Central Prison, Bangalore
|Location||Parappana Agrahara, Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Security class||Central Prison|
|Population||4,400+ (as of October 2016)|
Central Prison, Bangalore (also called Bangalore Central Jail and Parappana Agrahara Central Prison) is the largest prison in the Indian state of Karnataka. Established in 1997, it became the central prison of Bangalore in 2000 when the old jail (now Freedom Park) was shut for renovation.
As of October 2016, the prison is spread over 40 acres and has more than 4,400 inmates despite its capacity being only 2,200.
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