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Prisons Department, Jammu & Kashmir

J&K Prisons Department
DG PRISONS

Sh. H. K. Lohia, IPS
Director General of Prisons, J&K

Message from Director General of Prisons, Jammu and Kashmir

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, 10 District Jails, 1 Special Jail & 1 Sub Jail. Against a lodgement capacity of 3629 inmates, the Department is accommodating more than 5300 inmates. Besides, the Department has a training centre- Institute of Correctional Services at Mishriwala which provides training related to Prison Management (Basic Training & Refreshers) and a Holding Centre under its control.

Recently, Prison Manual, 2022 for Superintendence and Management of Prisons in the UT of J&K has been notified by the Government. The new Jail Manual has been prepared on the lines of Model Prison Manual prepared by the BPR&D.

Vision

Vision: Constant and standard correctional services in a controlled environment conducive for reformation.

Mission

Mission: To ensure provision of reformatory and rehabilitative services to the offenders designed to enable them to reintegrate and contribute when reinstated in the society through a safe, secure and humane Institution for enhanced public security.

Care Custody Correction

The Government is of the firm belief that the period spend by undertrials, convicts and those detained under Public Safety Act must be utilized to the benefit of these inmates. In this regard, a number of rehabilitational programmes and vocational trainings are being organized in the jails of Jammu and Kashmir.

The jails not only impart training in traditional vocations like carpet weaving, cloth manufacure, carpentry, black smith etc. but have diversified in recent times keeping in view the employability of various trades. An effort is being made to match the trades in which training is imparted to the needs of the society so that on release from prisons these individuals can not only adjust in the society but also get gainful employment.

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