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                       The Directorate of Prisons and Correctional Administration is guided by the motto of “Custody, Care and Rehabilitation” of the inmates in the various prisons in the State of Himachal Pradesh.
                                    At present there are 14 prisons of different categories in the State including 02 Central Jails, 02 District Jails, 01 Open Air Jail and 08 Sub Jails which also include One Borstal Jail to lodge young offenders. Taking the motto of care and rehabilitation work forward we are proud to have provided 01 Barrack in each of the Model Central Jails at Kanda and Nahan and Districts Jails at Dharamshala and Chamba, Sub Jails at Solan and Mandi to provide Open Air Jail facility to the eligible inmates.
                                        Against a capacity of 1732 inmates, we are accommodating 2040 inmates in our prisons.

                                       We are committed to provide safe custody to all our inmates and have also embarked upon a number of schemes to improve infrastructure, living environment, wage earning schemes, skill development and lot of other vocational, spiritual, cultural and educational activities. The inmates are encouraged to pursue programmes offered by the National Open School and Indira Gandhi National Open School.

                                       The Directorate of Prisons and Correctional Administration has been experiencing winds of modernization with installation of e-Peshi and e-Prisons Softwares and facility of Video Conferencing not only between the Headquarters and Prisons but also between relatives and inmates. The e-Peshi system has considerably reduced logistic requirement of safe transportation of the undertrial inmates from the prisons to the courts and vice-versa.

                                       The inmates are engaged in a lot of productive activities and their products like the bakery items, woven items like shawls, stoles, carpets, blankets and other handicraft items are much appreciated by the general public during various fairs where special stalls of the products are a huge draw.

                                      I alongwith all officers and staff of the Directorate am committed to provide a healthy environment to the inmates in our prisons.

                                                                                                                                                                                           Somesh Goyal IPS
                                                                                                                                                                                           Director General of Prisons
                                                                                                                                                                                           Himachal Pradesh
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