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150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi celebrated in Amphalla Jail ... Relief for families of prisoners lodged outside the State: DGP Prisons ... Independence Day celebrations at District Jail Jammu ... Chief Justice visits Central Jail Srinagar ... V. K. Singh, IPS, Director General of Police (Prisons) J&K visits Tihar Jail ... V.K Singh, IPS, Director General of Police (Prisons) visited Special Jail (Correctional Home) Pulwama & District Jail Anantnag ... V.K. Singh, IPS, Director General of Police (Prisons) visited District Jail Udhampur, District Jail Kathua & Sub Jail Hiranagar ... DG Prisons visits Central Jail Kotbhalwal & District Jail, Jammu, reviews inmate reformatory programmes ..... DG Prisons Visits Baramulla/ Kupwara Jail .... DGP Prisons Visits Central Jail Srinagar ... Shri V.K. Singh IPS assumes charge of DGP Prisons ...
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Message from Director General of Police, Prisons Department, J&K
V.K. Singh, IPS
Director General of Police
Prisons, J&K

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 14 functional prisons which include 2 Central Jails, 9 District Jails, 1 Special Jail & 2 Sub Jails. Jail at Poonch is under construction which will accommodate 200 inmates. Against a lodgement capacity of 2830 inmates, the Department is accommodating more than 3600 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 able implementing correctional programmes which include educational & vocational trainings, recreational programmes, psychiatric consultation etc. Prison manufactured products are put to sale at Departments 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 a 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.


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