Welcome to the website of the Prison Department, J&K.
The Jammu & Kashmir Prisons Department is entrusted with the responsibility of providing correctional services to the inmates in an environment conducive for reformation.
At present there are 15 functional prisons which include 2 Central Jails, 10 District Jails, 1 Special Jail & 2 Sub Jails. Jails at Kargil & Poonch are under construction. Against a lodgement capacity of 2810 inmates, the Department is accommodating more than thirty two hundred inmates. Besides, the Department has recently inaugurated its training centre- Institute of Correctional Services at Mishriwala which provides training related to Prison Management (Basic Training & Refreshers).
The Prison Department has been implementing correctional programmes which include educational & vocational trainings, recreational programmes, psychiatric consultation etc. Prison manufactured products are put to sale at Department's Retail outlet 'Sudhar Bikri Kendra' at Jammu & various exhibitions/melas. Wages as fixed by the Govt. go to the prisoners account directly, thereby enabling them to earn livelihood while serving the sentence. Convicted prisoners are prematurely released on Independence Day & Republic Day after approval of competent authority.
The Department endeavours to adopt modern technology for security & surveillance, introduce progressive correctional programmes and develop futuristic infrastructure in Jails. Our aim is to provide living conditions in Prisons compatible to human dignity & comparable to the best in the country with a focus on accommodation, diet, sanitation, hygiene & medical facilities. Emphasis is being laid on staff welfare, improvement in service condition, training & development of prison personnel.