Bhawanipatna District-Jail

Koraput Circle

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Sri Manoranjan Pratihari. O.J.S

Superintendent Office Tel.No :06671-230414
Joined Since

Area of Jail

Inner Area Land2.802 Ac
Area of Jail Garden/Outer Area Land8.775 Ac
Total Jail Area Land11.577 Ac

Address of Jail

District Jail, Bhawanipatna
At/Po- Bhawanipatna
District_ Kalahandi (odisha)
Telephone No- 06671-230414
Email Id-


The Jail at Bhawanipatna is one of the District Prisons of Odisha under Home (Jails) Department. It is situated in the district of Kalahandi and comes under the Koraput Circle. The Jail is being managed by a regular Superintendent under the administrative control of D.G. of Prisons, Odisha.

History of Jail

The District Jail, Bhawanipatna was established in the year 1936 during the reign of His Highness Maharaja Mohan Deo of ‘NAGABANSI” dynasty. The present Jail building is situated in the heart of Bhawanipatna town and adjacent to NH (National Highway) No 26.

Sanction Strength of Prisoners

Prisoners TypeActual StrengthPresent StrengthVacant
Male 286 349 00
Female 18 07 00
Total 304 356 00



Important Places

  • Collectoratev
  • Kalahandi (500 mtrs.)
  • District Head Quarters Hospital
  • Bhawanipatna (700 mtrs)
  • NIC
  • Kalahandi (800 mtr)
  • District Police Office
  • Kalahandi (200 mtr)
  • Block Office
  • Bhawanipatna (50 mtr)
  • District Employment Exchange
  • Kalahandi (100 mtr)

Staff Pattern

Superintendent 01
Jail Medical Officer 01
Jailor 01
Prison Welfare Officer 01
Assistant Jailor 01
Sub-Assistant Jailor 01
Pharmacist 01
School Teacher 01
Carpentry Instructor 01
Clerk-cum-Typist 01
Clerk-cum-Typist(w/s) 01
Chief Warder 06
Warder 26
Female Warder 04
Peon(w/s) 01
Peon 01
Sweeper 01