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Prisons Department, Jammu & Kashmir

J&K Prisons Department

Prisons & Jails

Central Jail Jammu, Kotbhalwal

  • Jail at kotbhalwal became functional in 1999 following the SRO 97 dated 01-03-1999 & was reclassified as Central Jail vide SRO No.82 dated 05-03-2001 and since then it is under the command & Control of Prison Department, J&K. Relevant information with regard to this jail is as under:
Distance from  Jammu Bus Stand to Jail 14 Kms
Mode of Transport Matador, Bus, 3-Wheeler and Taxi
Location of the Jail Kotbhawal, Jammu.
Climatic Conditions Summer:Hot 
Winter : Cold
Language spoken English / Dogri / Hindi/ Urdu
Lodgement capacity of the Jail 902
Total area of land 173 Kanals, 8 Marlas
Contact information (O)  0191-2623975

Central Jail Srinagar

  • Central Jail Srinagar is the oldest jail in the UT, its building also bears signs of age and decay. Lots of repair and renovation is done every year to keep it secure and in a good condition. Once located outside the city of Srinagar near the hillock of Hariparbat, the extension of the city has since over-taken it and human settlements have come around it. There is a proposal to shift the Central Jail Srinagar to some other place. Relevant information with regard to this jail is as under:
Distance from Tourist Reception Centre Srinagar to Jail 05 Kms
Mode of Transport Metador, 3 Wheeler and Taxi
Location of the Jail Near Mohalla Hathi Khan,  Kathidarwara, Srinagar
Climatic Conditions Summer: Pleasant/Rainy
Winter : Inclement / very Cold
Language spoken English/ Urdu/ Hindi/ Dogri/ Kashmiri
Lodgement capacity of the Jail 509
Total area of land 133 Kanals
Contact information (O)  0194-2423514

District Jail Jammu

  • District Jail Jammu was commissioned during the Pre-Independence days and has served the erstwhile state well even during height of militancy. Like Central Jail Srinagar, this jail was also established during Maharaja’s time and lots of renovation, addition and modification has been carried out to fortify it against the attempts of jail escape or jail break. On occasions it houses inmates beyond its capacity. Relevant information with regard to this jail is as under:
Distance from Bus Stand Jammu to Jail 03 Kms
Mode of Transport Metador, 3 Wheeler and Taxi
Location of the Jail Behind Govt. Ranbir Press Ambphalla, Jammu
Climatic Conditions Summer:Hot
Winter: Cold
Language spoken Hindi / Dogri
Lodgement capacity of the Jail 426
Total area of Jail 73 Kanals
Contact information (O) 0191-2579328

District Jail Udhampur

  • The Jail was commissioned in the year 1987 and has a lodgement capacity of 292 inmates. The Jail has a separate enclosure for female inmates and is one of the high security Jails of the UT. The Jail is comparatively a more secure jail where population is a mix of normal criminals and those involved in militancy. Relevant information with regard to this jail is as under:
Distance from Jammu  Bus Stand to Jail 60 Kms
Mode of Transport Metador, 3 Wheeler
Location of the Jail Kapri Morh, Udhampur
Climatic Conditions Summer: Hot
Winter : Cold
Language spoken Hindi / Dogri
Lodgement capacity of the Jail 292
Total area of Jail 91 Kanals
Contact information ( O ) 01992-270332

District Jail Kathua

  • The District has strategic importance because of Indo-Pak border and the number of routes for infiltration and smuggling activities. Some of the border areas of the District have been affected by the militant activities mostly for crossing over of militants with arms and ammunition with the intention of committing violence and creating communal /law and order situation. The law and order requirements of the District have also been quite considerable and the District jail has been in a position to fulfill the requirement satisfactorily. The Jail was commissioned in the year 1947 and occupies an area of 50 Kanals. Relevant information with regard to this jail is as under:
Distance from Jammu Bus Stand to Jail 88 Kms
Mode of Transport Buses and Taxi
Location of the Jail Near District & Session Court 
Nagri Road, Kathua.
Climatic Conditions Summer: Hot 
Winter : Cold
Language spoken English / Dogri / Hindi
Lodgement capacity of the Jail 275
Total area of land 50 Kanals
Contact information (O) 01922-234771

District Jail Poonch (Under Construction)

  • District Jail at Poonch was declared unsafe for lodgement of prisoners by the Competent Authority in the year 2016. Repair/renovation works were started in the year 2018 and the new District Jail was commissioned in September, 2021. Relevant information with regard to this jail is as under:
Distance from Jammu Bus Stand to Jail 245 Kms
Mode of Transport Tata Sumo, Tempo Traveler, Buses, Taxi
Location of the Jail Near Head Post Office Poonch 
Opposite Bridger Pritam Park, Poonch.
Climatic Conditions Summer: Pleasant
  Winter: Cold
Language spoken Urdu / Hindi
Lodgement capacity of the Jail 200
Total area of land 20 Kanals
Contact information (O) 01965-220380

District Jail Rajouri

  • Like district Poonch it is also a border district of a sensitive nature with very long line of control running almost through-out the district. The District Jail was commissioned in the year 1992 to cater to the requirements of the district and serve the purpose for safe custody of inmates. The Jail occupies an area of 12 kanals. The infrastructure of the Jail has been up-graded since its commissioning. Relevant information with regard to this jail is as under:
Distance from Jammu Bus Stand to Jail 148 Kms
Mode of Transport Tata Sumo, Tempo Traveler, Buses, Taxi
Location of the Jail Dhangri
Climatic Conditions Summer: Hot
Winter: Cold
Language spoken Gojri/Hindi
Lodgement capacity of the Jail 152
Total area of land 12 Kanals
Contact information (O) 01962-259031

District Jail Anantnag

  • The Jail has been commissioned on 31st December, 2011. The inmates especially under trial prisoners undergoing trial in South Kashmir were shifted to District Jail Anantnag to facilitate their speedy trial and also to reduce over-crowding in Central Jail Srinagar. Relevant information with regard to this jail is as under:
Distance from Tourist  Reception Centre Srinagar to Jail 80 Kms
Mode of Transport Sumo, Buses and Taxi
Location of the Jail Mattan Anantnag
Climatic Conditions Summer: Pleasant
Winter : Very Cold
Language spoken English/ Urdu/ Kashmiri
Lodgement capacity of the Jail 148
Total area of land 72 Kanals
Contact information (O)   01932-237004

District Jail Baramulla

  • The Jail has been commissioned in the year 1985 and occupies an area on 20 kanals. The Jail has a lodgement capacity of 213 inmates against and has a separate enclosure for female prisoners. The Jail requires repair and renovation. Relevant information with regard to this jail is as under:
Distance from Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar to Jail 60 Kms
Mode of Transport Sumo, Buses and Taxi
Location of the Jail Khawaja Bagh Baramulla.
Climatic Conditions Summer: Pleasant/Rainy
Winter : Very Cold
Language spoken English/ Urdu/ Kashmiri
Lodgement capacity of the Jail 213
Total area of land 20 Kanals
Contact information (O) 01952-234524

District Jail Kupwara

  • The Jail has been commissioned in December, 2009 to meet the challenges faced due to overcrowding at Central Jail Srinagar and also to facilitate family visits and speedy trial of inmates. Relevant information with regard to the Jail is as under:
Distance from Tourist  Reception Centre Srinagar to Jail 100 Kms
Mode of Transport Sumo, Buses and Taxi
Location of the Jail Dadwan Kupwara
Climatic Conditions Summer : Pleasant / Rainy
Winter : Very Cold
Language spoken English/ Urdu/ Kashmiri
Lodgement capacity of the Jail 164
Total area of land 41 Kanals
Contact information (O) 01955-252037

District Jail Kishtwar

  • The Sub Jail was upgraded to District Jail Kishtwar and shifted to a new structure with intake capacity of 68 inmates. The Jail was commissioned with a view to facilitate speedy trial of under trials facing their trial in Kishtwar District and to reduce over-crowding in other Jails. Relevant information with regard to this jail is as under:
Distance from Jammu Bus Stand to Jail 151 Kms
Mode of Transport Tata Sumo, Tempo Traveler, Buses, Taxi
Location of the Jail Giri Nagar Kishtwar
Climatic Conditions Summer: Pleasant
Winter: Cold
Language spoken Urdu / Hindi
Lodgement capacity of the Jail 68
Total area of land 12 Kanals
Contact information (O) 01995-259879

District Jail Bhaderwah

  • District Jail Bhaderwah was formally situated in the Historical fort of Bhaderwah at Qilla Mohalla which was closed in the December 2007. Now District Jail Bhaderwah is situated at Domel Ghatha, occupying 38 Kanals, 16 Marlas land. The Jail was notified vide SRO No. 204 dated 14th March, 2019 & was commissioned on 14-06-2019. Relevant information with regard to this Jail is as under:
Distance from Bhaderwah Bus Stand to Jail 05 Km
Mode of Transport Taxi/ Matador up to Domail
Location of the Jail 01 Km from Domel near RR Camp
Climatic Conditions Summer : Normal
Winter : Cold
Language spoken Bhaderwah/Kashmiri/Urdu
Lodgement Capacity of the Jail 155
Total area of land 38 Kanals, 16 Marlas
Contact information (O) 01996-244910

Holding Centre Hiranagar

  • Govt. vide S.O No. 78 dated 05-03-2021 declared land bearing Khasra No. 159 at Village Dhangroli, Tehsil Hiranagar, District Kathua as Holding Centre. Relevant information with regard to this Holding Centre is as under:
Distance from  Jammu Bus Stand to Jail 65 Kms
Mode of Transport Buses and Taxi
Location of the Jail Near ITI College Hiranagar.
Climatic Conditions Summer : Hot 
Winter : Cold
Language spoken English / Dogri / Hindi
Lodgement Capacity of the Jail 234
Total area of land 35 Kanals, 4 Marlas
Contact information (O) 01922-274231

Sub Jail Reasi

  • Sub-Jail Reasi was commissioned in the year 1956 on a small piece of land. The intake capacity of this Jail is 26 inmates. This Jail is about one and a half hour journey by taxi from a very revered religious place of Hindu Pilgrimage named Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji Shrine. In view of the increase in the crime rate in the area, there is a proposal lying with the district administration for allotment of the land for the construction of new Jail. Other relevant information with regard to this jail is as under:
Distance from  Jammu Bus Stand to Jail 78 Kms
Mode of Transport Buses and Taxi
Location of the Jail Near Police Station Fort Reasi.
Climatic Conditions Summer : Hot 
Winter : Cold
Language spoken English / Dogri / Hindi
Lodgement Capacity of the Jail 26
Total area of land 6 Kanals, 10 Marlas
Contact information (O) 01991 - 244284

Special Jail (Correctional Home) Pulwama

  • As the focus of Prison Administration has shifted to Correction, a new Jail under the new name Special Jail (Correctional Home) has come up in the heart of Pulwama town with easy accessibility. A notification in this regard issued by the Government vide No. 1289 Home of 2017 dated 09-09-2017. Other relevant information with regard to this jail is as under:
Distance from  Srinagar Bus Stand to Jail 32 Kms
Mode of Transport Bus and Taxi
Location of the Jail Main Town, Pulwama.
Climatic Conditions Summer: Pleasant / Rainy 
Winter : Inclement /Very Cold
Language spoken English/ Urdu/ Hindi/Kashmiri
Lodgement Capacity of the Jail 96
Total area of land 28.50 Kanals
Contact information (O)  01933-240777

Institute of Correctional Services, Mishriwalla Jammu

  • Institute of Correctional Services at Mishriwala was inaugurated on 6th October, 2017. It is 15 Kms away from Jammu city. The Institution provides basic training to the Jail staff and also pre-promotional and refresher courses including short term training courses for in-service prison personnel.
  • The methodology adopted for conducting the course employs both academic training as well as field training. Active pedagogic diversified methods such as brain storming, roles plays, case studies, orientation talks and work place exercises are being applied for training.
Distance from  Jammu Bus Stand to Jail 15 Kms
Mode of Transport Matador, Bus, 3-Wheeler and Taxi
Location of the Institution Mishriwalla, Jammu.
Climatic Conditions Summer: Hot  
Winter : Moderate
Language spoken English / Dogri / Hindi/ Urdu
Total area of land 173 Kanals
Contact information (O) 0191-2605200 
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