Jammu & Kashmir Prisons Department is presently headed by DGP Shri K. Rajendra Kumar, IPS. The Department under its control has 14 functional Jails out of which 2 are Central Jails, 10 are District Jails and 2 are Sub Jails. The present intake capacity of 14 functional Jail is 3011 while as the present population of the 14 Jails is 2409 as on 19 August 2013.
The main focus of the Department is speedy trials of the accused inmates, decongestion of the overcrowded Jails and Reformation and Rehabilitation of prisoners.
Rehabilitation programmes acquires added importance in view of presence of inmates involved in terrorist and other violent activities. There are various training programmes in the Jails for imparting training to inmates in different skills so that after their release from Jail they are able to adjust themselves honourably in the society. In addition, there are various educational programmes going on in J&K Prisons which help inmates to utilize their time and energy fruitfully in the pursuit of education.
The sports and cultural activities also constitute an important aspect for the transformation of the prisoners physical and mental health. Various sports and cultural activities through various cultural wings of the J&K Government have become part of the Prisons Department programmes. ... more