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JU, GCW, Parade and Prisons Department collaborate for CBT-I ... Transfer and posting of I/c Assistant Superintendents ... Transfer and posting of officals ... Promotion of Head Warders to the rank of I/c Assistant Superintendent ... DGP Prisons visits Central Jail Naini, interacts with detenues from J&K ... Holi Celebrated at District Jail, Jammu ... Farewell for retiring official organised in Prisons Directorate ... Republic Day Celebrations ... Director General's Prison Medal 2020 ... DGP Prisons visits Uttar Pradesh Prison Headquarters; interacts with detenues from J&K at District Jail Lucknow ... DG Prisons visits newly commissioned District Jail Bhaderwah ... 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 to implement 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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