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PRISON ADMINISTRATION AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

The Prison administration of the State is headed by D.G./ Addl.D.G. of Police, who functions as I.G. of Prisons and Director,
Correctional Services. The State has 91 numbers of jails of different categories as under.

JAILS OF DIFFERENT CATEGORIES- 91

 

Circle Jail                  04   : Choudwar, Baripada, Sambalpur and Berhampur

District Jail                09    

Special Jail                02

Juvenile Jail               01   :  (Angul)

 Female Jail                01   :  (Sambalpur)

Special Sub-Jail         06

Sub-Jail                     67

Open Air Jail             01  : Jamujhari

These jails have capacity to accommodate 18060 (Male 16365 +Female 1695) Prisoners.

There are 55 correctional centres functioning in the state under the social defence scheme.

CORRECTIONAL CENTRES -55

After care shelters (Cuttack)                                                     01

Prison Welfare Services                                                           19  (15M+4F)

District Probation Offices                                                          13

Sub-Divisional Probation Offices                                               17

Central Correctional Home for Men                                          01

Probation Hostel                                                                       01

Regional Probation Offices                                                        03

Different units like weaving, tailoring, carpentry, printing, book binding, jute mat, blanket, coir fibre, moulded khali leaf, phenyl manufacturing, handloom etc. are functioning in various jails which provides occupational opportunities to the prisoners.

 

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