List of prisons in India

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As of 31 December 2015, there are 1,401 functioning jails in India, having a total capacity to house 3,66,781 prisoners.[1]

States[edit]

Andhra Pradesh[edit]

Besides the above four central prisons, the state has 7 district jails, 99 sub-jails, a women's jail and an open jail.

Arunachal Pradesh[edit]

The state has two district jails at Itanagar and at Tezu respectively.

Assam[edit]

  • Guwahati Central Jail, Guwahati
  • Tezpur Central Jail, Sonitpur
  • Silchar Central Jail, Cachar
  • Dibrugarh Central Jail
  • Jorhat Central Jail
  • Nagaon Central Jail

Apart from the above-mentioned 6 central jails, Assam has 22 district jails, 1 sub-jail, an open jail and a special jail.

Bihar[edit]

The state also has 31 district jails, 17 sub-jails, a women's jail, an open jail and a special jail.

Chhattisgarh[edit]

Chhattisgarh[3] also has 11 district jails and 12 sub-jails.

Goa[edit]

  • Aguada Central Jail, Aguada

Goa[4] also has one sub-jail (which is in this case is a women's jail).

A modern central jail is under construction at Colvale, Bardez Goa.

Gujarat[edit]

Gujarat also has 7 district jails, 11 sub-jails, a women's jail, 2 open jails and 2 special jails.

Haryana[edit]

  • Central Jail, Ambala
  • Central Jail-I, Hisar
  • Central Jail-II, Hisar

Haryana[5] also has 16 district jails.

Himachal Pradesh[edit]

  • Model Central Jail, Kanda, Shimla
  • Model Central Jail, Nahan

Himachal Pradesh[6] also has 2 district jails, 8 sub-jails, 1 borstal school and an open air jail.

Jammu and Kashmir[edit]

  • Central Jail Kotbhalwal, Jammu[7]
  • Srinagar Central Jail, Rainwari, Srinagar[8]

The state also has 10 district jails and 2 sub-jails.

To augment the capacity of jails, the Government is building new jails at Pulwama, Anantnag, Kishtwar, Kargil and Doda(Bhaderwah).

Jharkhand[edit]

  • Birsa Munda Central Jail, Ranchi
  • LokNayak Jaiprakash Narayan Central Jail, Hazaribagh
  • Dumka Central Jail, Dumka
  • Central Jail, Ghaghidh, Jamshedpur
  • Central Jail, Palamu ( Daltonganj)

Jharkhand also has 17 district jails, 5 sub-jails, 1 borstal school and an open jail.

Karnataka[edit]

Karnataka[10] also has 19 district prisons, 70 sub-jails, 1 borstal school, 1 open jail, 2 special jails and 1 other jail (Juvenile Jail).

Kerala[edit]

Kerala also has 11 district jails, 16 sub-jails, 3 women's jail, 1 borstal school, 3 open jails, 16 special jails and 1 other jail.

Madhya Pradesh[edit]

Madhya Pradesh also has 39 district jails, 72 sub-jails and an open jail.

Maharashtra[edit]

The state also has 28 district jails, 100 sub-jails, 1 women's jail, 1 borstal school, 13 open jails, 1 special jail and 1 other jail.

Manipur[edit]

  • Manipur Central Jail, Imphal
  • Manipur Central Jail, Sajiwa

There are two district jails at Churachandpur and Chandel. Both are non-functional.

There is also a sub-jail at Jiribam which is temporarily closed.

Meghalaya[edit]

Although the state has 4 district jails, it does not have any central jail.

Mizoram[edit]

The state[11] also has 6 district jails.

There are 2 district jails (District Jail at Serchhip and District Jail at Mamit) which are currently inoperative because of the lack of armed guards.[11]

Nagaland[edit]

The state[12] also has 10 district jails.

Odisha[edit]

The state[13] also has 9 district jails, 73 sub-jails, 1 women's jail, 1 open jail and 2 special jails.

Punjab[edit]

The state also has 7 district jails, 7 sub-jails, a women's jail (in Ludhiana), a borstal school and an open jail.

Construction work of new jails at Nabha and Mansa was nearing completion as of mid-2016.[14]

Rajasthan[edit]

The state[15] also has 24 district jails, 60 sub-jails, 2 women's jail, 1 borstal school, 29 open jails and a special jail.[16]

Sikkim[edit]

  • State Central Prison, Rongyek

The state[17] also has a district prison at Namchi in South Sikkim.

One more district prison at Omchung was proposed in 2005-06.[18]

Tamil Nadu[edit]

The state[19] also has 9 district jails, 96 sub-jails, 3 women's jails, 12 borstal schools, 3 open jails and 5 special jails.

Telangana[edit]

The state[21] also has 7 district jails, 33 sub-jails, a women's jail, a borstal school, 1 open jail and 4 special jails. Telangana State Prisons Department introduced the Video Linkage System between prisons and courts for the first time in the country, which enabled the delivery of speedy justice to prisoners under trial.

Tripura[edit]

The state[22] also has 2 district jails and 10 sub-jails. One women's jail also exists in the complex of Kendriya Sansodhanagar, Tripura, Bishalgarh. A new district jail at Ambassa and a new sub-jail at Santirbazar will be opened in the near future.

Uttar Pradesh[edit]

The state[23] also has 57 district jails, 2 sub-jails, a women's jail and 2 special jails.

Uttarakhand[edit]

  • Central Jail, Sitarganj, Udham Singh Nagar

The state also has 7 district jails, 2 sub-jails and an open jail.

West Bengal[edit]

  • Central Jail, Jalpaiguri
  • Central Jail, Berhampore
  • Central Jail, Midnapore
  • Central Jail, Dum Dum, Kolkata
  • Alipore Jail, Kolkata
  • Central Jail, Presidency, Alipore, Kolkata
  • Central Jail, Burdwan

The state also has 12 district jails, 33 sub-jails, 1 women's jails, 2 open jails and 3 special jails.

Union Territories[edit]

Andaman and Nicobar Islands[edit]

Andaman and Nicobar Islands has 1 district jail, 3 sub-jails and a special jail.

Chandigarh[edit]

  • Model Jail, Chandigarh

Dadra and Nagar Haveli[edit]

Dadra and Nagar Haveli has a sub-jail located at Silvassa.

Daman and Diu[edit]

Daman and Diu has 2 special jails, one each at Daman and Diu.

Delhi[edit]

  • Central Jail No. 1, Tihar, New Delhi
  • Central Jail No. 2, Tihar, New Delhi
  • Central Jail No. 3, Tihar, New Delhi
  • Central Jail No. 4, Tihar, New Delhi
  • Central Jail No. 5, Tihar, New Delhi
  • Central Jail No. 6, Tihar, New Delhi
  • Central Jail No. 7, Tihar, New Delhi
  • Central Jail No. 8/9, Tihar, New Delhi
  • Harsh Vihar Prisons Complex

Delhi also has 1 district jail and 1 women's jail.

Lakshadweep[edit]

Union Territory Lakshadweep has 4 sub-jails.

Puducherry[edit]

  • Central Prison, Kalapet, Puducherry

It also has 1 sub-jail and 2 special jails.

Decommissioned[edit]

The following Indian prisons have been decommissioned and demolished:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ http://apprisons.gov.in/central-prisons.htm
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  4. ^ "Goa Prisons". Inspector General of Prisons. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  5. ^ "Haryana Prisons". haryanaprisons.gov.in. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  6. ^ "HP Prisons". admis.hp.nic.in. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  7. ^ "Directorate of Prisons, Government of Jammu & Kashmir". www.jkprisons.org. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  8. ^ "Directorate of Prisons, Government of Jammu & Kashmir". www.jkprisons.org. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
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  10. ^ "Karnataka Prisons". Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Welcome to Prisons Department". Prison Department, Government of Mizoram, India. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "Disclosures Under Sec 4 of Right to Information Act 2005 (Introduction)". nlsic.gov.in. Retrieved 2016-07-26. 
  13. ^ "PRISON ADMINISTRATION AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES". www.homeorissa.gov.in. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  14. ^ "Department of Home Affairs and Justice". Government of Punjab, India. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  15. ^ "Prison population Statistics". Rajasthan Prisons. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "RTI Act - Category of Prisons" (PDF). Rajasthan Prisons. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  17. ^ "State Prisons, Government of Sikkim, India". Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  18. ^ "Report of State Govt committee on Omchung Jail miscalculation still awaited". Retrieved 28 July 2016 – via Sikkim Now!. 
  19. ^ "Tamil Nadu Prison Department - Organisation Chart". www.prisons.tn.nic.in. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  20. ^ "TS Prisons Department". tsprisons.gov.in. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  21. ^ "Telangana State Prison Department". Telangana State Prison Department. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  22. ^ "About Us | Directorate of Prisons". prisons.tripura.gov.in. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  23. ^ "U.P. Prisons". upprisons.up.nic.in. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  24. ^ "'Patna has lost its charm'". B K Mishra,TNN. The Times of India (Patna). 6 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 

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