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Chief Justice inaugurates new facilities at Central Jail Srinagar ... Transfer & Postings Order No. 350 of 2020 Dated 20/08/2020 ... Transfer & Postings Order No. 320 of 2020 Dated 06/08/2020 ... Transfer & Postings Order No. 287 of 2020 Dated 22/07/2020 ... 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 ...
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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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