Dhenkanal District-Jail

Choudwar Circle

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Sri Anil Kumar Sahoo

Superintendent Office Tel.No :06762226521
Joined Since March 1, 2020

Area of Jail

Inner Area Land5.219 acre
Area of Jail Garden/Outer Area Land2.425 acre/7.779 Acre
Total Jail Area Land12.994 acre

Address of Jail

At:-Dhenkanal(Near Kaibalya Bazar)
PO/Dist:- Dhenkanal, Odisha, PIN- 759001


The District Jail, Dhenkanal state of Odisha was established in 1916. This is a pre-independence prison which is situated in the heart of the Dhenkanal town near Kaibalya Bazar Balaram Temple. It is managed by D.G. of Prisons and D.C.S, Odisha, Bhubanewar .The Scheduled capacity of this Jail is 231. Dairy farm, Vegetable Garden, weaving unit and press unit are established for rehabilitation as well as reformation of inmate after completion of their sentence they will become self-dependant.

History of Jail

Sanction Strength of Prisoners

Prisoners TypeActual StrengthPresent StrengthVacant
Male 223 302
Female 08 12
Total 231 14


  • Telephone Facilities and interview facilities with their relatives are provide to all inmates as per guideline of the Prisons Directorate.
  • Televisions, Indore games i.e. carrom , chess and ludo and volley ball are provided for their entertainment.
  • A dispensary is their inside the Jail for the routine health check-up as well as treatment of the sick inmates.
  • There is a library and also a school for their education facility towards the interested inmate which is organized by NIOS and IGNOU.
  • Legal aid facilities provided to the needy prisoners inside this jail.
  • A canteen is available inside jail for benefit of both staff and prisoners.

Important Places

  • Balaram Temple at about 500 mtr.
  • Bus Stand:- 2 K.M
  • Railway Station:-5 K.M.
  • Saptasajya- 11 K.M.
  • Mahomagadi
  • Joronda :-20 K.M.
  • Kapilash Siva Temple-20 K.M.

Staff Pattern

Superintendent 01
Jail Medical Officer 01
Jailor 01
Asst. Jailor 01
Prison Welfare Officer 01
Sub Asst. Jailor 03
Pharmacist 01
Teacher 01
Book Binder Instructor 01
Chief Warder 06
Dying & Weaving Instructor 01
Clerk-cum-Typist 01
Warder 26
Female Warder 04
Clerk-cum-Typist (PWO) 01
Peon(PWO) 01
Peon 01
Sweeper 01