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 86(+2*) numbers of jails of different categories as under.
JAILS OF DIFFERENT CATEGORIES- 86(+2*)
Circle Jail 05 : Choudwar, Baripada, koraput, Sambalpur and Berhampur
District Jail 11(1*)
Special Jail 02
Exclusive Women Jail 01 : (Sambalpur)
Special Sub-Jail 06
Open Air Jail 01 : Jamujhari
These jails have capacity to accommodate 19799 (Male 17957 +Female 1842) Prisoners. After functioning of Bhoipali Convict Jail, capacity will be further raised by 500.
There are 55 correctional centres functioning in the state under the social defence scheme.
CORRECTIONAL CENTRES -57
After care shelters (Cuttack) 01
Prison Welfare Services 21 (17M+4F)
District Probation Offices 13
Sub-Divisional Probation Offices 17
Central Correctional Home for Men 01
Probation Hostel 01
Regional Probation Offices 04
Different units like food processing industries(Atta, besan, mudhi, mustard oil, turmeric powder etc. ), 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 as well as supply of quality food stuff products to public.