Chanchalguda Central Jail

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Chanchalguda Central Jail
LocationHyderabad, India
Security classMaximum

Chanchalguda Central Jail is one of the oldest jails[1] in the country[1] located in Hyderabad, India. This is located in the old city of Hyderabad at Chanchalguda. Its chief architect was Nawab Khan Bahadur Mirza Akbar Baig.[2] It was constructed during the regime of Nizam ruler by name Nizam–Ul–Mulk.[1]

The Jail with a capacity of 1000 inmates, achieved 100% literacy during 1989-90. This was made possible with the introduction of adult literacy program.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "TS Prisons Department". Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  2. ^ "'Richest' Gali now baths under trees at Chanchalguda". The Times of India. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2018.