Jamujhari Open Air Jail

Berhampur Circle

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Sri Satya Prakash Swain

Superintendent Office Tel.No :9437291742
Joined Since March 6, 2020

Area of Jail

Inner Area Land111.119 Acres
Area of Jail Garden/Outer Area Land
Total Jail Area Land111.119 Acres

Address of Jail

Biju Patnaik Open Air Ashram,
At :- Jamujhari
Po :- Dandi Chhatabar
Dist :- Khordha, Odisha
Pin :- 752054


It is one of the unique organization in Jail Department and it is only Open jail in Odisha. The inmate of this Ashram are selected from different Jails of Odisha by the Committee organized by the Director General of Prisons and DCS Odisha, Bhubaneswar . The Ashram works with the objective of helping the inmates is becoming better persons, disciplined and responsible and how to adjust themselves in main stream of the Society after their release . This is a unique experiment in the State of Odisha.

History of Jail

The Open Air Prison is a very old concept. In 1952 the Hague Conference recommended the organization of Open Air Campus. It stipulated that those prisoners who have spent satisfactory a certain portion of their terms of sentence should be transferred to Open Air Campus and allowed to live a near community life. Odisha creates the 1st Open Air Prison during the year 2003 in the name of the Legend person of Odisha, who is called as the “ Bhumi Putra ” of Odisha and named the Open Prison as Biju Patnaik Open Air Ashram.

Sanction Strength of Prisoners

Prisoners TypeActual StrengthPresent StrengthVacant
Male 125 59 66
Female 00 00 00
Total 125 59 66


  • Since this is a Open Jail the inmates are allowed to near marketing for half an hour and allowed to attend the spiritual programme near by village temples.
  • Besides this colour TV with Dish antina
  • sports items
  • library are available for the inmates.

Important Places

  • Deras & Jhumuka Dam
  • Gurukul Institution and Chandaka Park.

Staff Pattern

Superintendent 01
Jail Medical Officer 01
Jailor 01
Asst. jailor 02
Prison Welfare Officer 01
Junior Accountant 01
Pharmacist 01
Warder 20
Sweeper 01