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INTRODUCTION

The Department of Prisons is headed by the Director General of Prisons, who, subject to the orders of the State Government, exercises the general control and superintendence over all prisons in the State.

At present the State of Himachal Pradesh has the following prisons:-

1. Model Central Jails 2 (One at Nahan & another at Kanda (Shimla).
2. District Jails 2 (One at Dharamshala & another at Chamba).
3. Open Air Jail 1 (at Bilaspur) + 6 Extended Facility (at Nahan, Shimla, Chamba, Dharamshala, Mandi and Solan)
4. Borstal Jail 1 (at Mandi)
5. Sub Jails 8 (One each at Mandi, Kullu, Bilaspur, Solan, Kaithu (Shimla), Una, Nurpur and Hamirpur.
  Total 14  

The authorized capacity of all Jails in Himachal Pradesh is 1626 including 106 female prisoners. Besides above,  one Barrack each in central Jail Nahan & Kanda, District Jail Dharamshala, Chamba and Sub Jails of Solan and Mandi have been declared for the purpose of housing inmates entitled for open air jail facility.

 

The Prisons-wise details of Capacity and population as on 31/03/2012 is as under:- 

S.No. Name of Jail  Authorized Capacity Prisoners population
      Convict Under Trial Grand Total
    Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
1. M. C. Jail Kanda (Shimla) 343 15 358 231 09 240 118 -- 118 349 09 358
2. M. C. Jail Nahan 390 08 398 297 05 302 66 03 69 363 08 371
3. Distt. Jail Dharamshala 257 08 265 149 03 152 84 10 94 233 13 246
4. Distt. Jail Chamba 50 02 52 37 01 38 49 02 51 86 03 89
5. Open Air Jail Bilaspur 80 -- 80 61 -- 61 -- -- -- 61 -- 61
6. Sub Jail Bilaspur 74 10 84 34 02 36 23 02 25 57 04 61
7. Sub Jail Hamirpur 38 09 47 19 01 20 11 02 13 30 03 33
8. Sub Jail Mandi 83 12 95 17 04 21 79 04 83 96 08 104
9. Borstal Jail Mandi 15 15 30 05 -- 05 -- -- -- 05 -- 05
10. Sub Jail Kullu 28 05 33 01 02 03 30 -- 30 31 02 33
11. Sub Jail Solan 60 12 72 12 01 13 84 03 87 96 04 100
12. Sub Jail Shimla (Kaithu) 50 05 55 03 -- 03 75 03 78 78 03 81
13. Sub Jail Una 26 02 28 03 -- 03 97 01 38 40 01 41
14. Sub Jail Nurpur 26 03 29 03 -- 03 31 -- 31 34 -- 34
  Total 1520 106 1626 872 28 872 687 30 717 1559 58 1617

Sub Divisional Magistrate/Assistant Commissioner to Deputy Commissioner of the District in which Sub Jail is situated is holding the additional charge of 08 Sub Jails in the State. The charge of Model Central Jails, District Jails, Open Air Jail and Borstal Jail is held by the Jail Officers.
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