Jharsuguda Sub-Jail

Sambalpur Circle

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Debendra Kumar Thaty

Superintendent Office Tel.No :06645-270046
Joined Since June 20, 2019

Area of Jail

Inner Area Land03 Acres
Area of Jail Garden/Outer Area Land02 Acres
Total Jail Area Land 05 Acres.

Address of Jail

P.O. – OMP LINE. PIN: 768204.


The main aim of this correctional institution is to reform the inmates so that they will be able to assimilate themselves in the social mainstream after their release from the jail. It is situated in the outskirts of Jharsuguda town surrounded by organisations e.g. OSAP 2nd Battalion, Odisha State Armed Police Reserve, Indane Gas Bottling Plant. The offices of the D.M. & Collector, Superintendent of Police and all Judicial Courts are 1.5 k.m. away. This jail is well communicated by road to the Airport about 1.5 kms. away, the Railway Station about 5 kms. and the Bus Stand about 4 kms. away.

History of Jail

It was established under the aegis of Senior Superintendent, Circle Jail, Sambalpur in 1991 with administrative block, three male wards, one female ward and one kitchen with scheduled accommodation of 86 prisoners. Subsequently with rise in prison population, three more wards were constructed and the present scheduled accommodation of the jail is 244.

Sanction Strength of Prisoners

Prisoners TypeActual StrengthPresent StrengthVacant
Male 237 280 00
Female 07 13 00
Total 244 293 00


Water Supply
There is no water scarcity.
Tube wells: 03 Nos.
Deep bore wells: 02 Nos.
Water purifier: 01 No.
of Toilets
Night Latrine –  07
Day Latrine – 18
of Bath rooms
Bathing platforms: Available in every ward.
Town water supply by P.H.D.: scarce supply.
State of cleanliness and personal hygiene  :
Toilet soap, washing soap, detergent powder and Coconut oil are issued as per scale. Sanitary Napkins are  provided to female inmates during menstrual cycle. Bleaching powder and Phenyl are used for cleanliness and disinfection of the premises.
Dietary articles procured from the approved suppliers are provided to the inmates as per prescribed diet scale. Food is prepared by the elected inmates of this Jail.
All the inmates are supplied with two blankets, One Steel Thali, One steel cup, one steel plate & one steel glass. During winter season one extra blanket is supplied to each prisoner of all classes.  Saree, saya and blouse are provided to poor female prisoners who have no sufficient clothing. U.T.P. Pyjama and U.T.P. Kurta are provided to poor male undertrial Prisoners who have no sufficient clothing.
One doctor deputed by the CDM & PHO, Jharsuguda takes care of health of the inmates. One regular Pharmacist is posted for the same. When a sick inmate is referred by the Jail Medical Officer to D.H.H., Jharsuguda he is immediately shifted to D.H.H., Jharsuguda for better treatment. Similarly, if the treating physician of D.H.H., Jharsuguda refers the case to VSSIMSAR, Burla the patient prisoner is shifted to the referral hospital immediately for specialised treatment. Further, in some cases patient prisoners are shifted to Circle Jail, Sambalpur to facilitate  prolonged treatment at VSSIMSAR, Burla.
At present, one UTP named Kumara Munda is suffering from Psychosis diseases. He is regularly checked up by a psychiatrist periodically deputed from the DHH, Sambalpur.
At present, there is no child staying with mother in this Jail.
At present, there is no juvenile inmate confined in this Jail.
The inmates are provided with legal aid by DLSA, Jharsuguda or by personal applications as and when required.
For recreation, the inmates have been provided with:
T.V. Set  :  7 Nos. Colour T.V. Set.
Carom    :  6 sets
Ludo      :  8 sets
Chess  :  4 sets
Badminton :  4 sets.
02 Nos. of daily Odia Newspapers (Samaj & Sambad ) for reading.
A number of steps have been taken by the undersigned for the inmates inside the jail for their reformation so as to enable them to assimilate in the social mainstream after their release from the jail. The members of local Prajapita Brahmakumari Ishwariya Vishwavidyalaya, Jharsuguda visit the Jail regularly for delivering spiritual discourse to the inmates. At times, other local spiritual organizations/NGOs are allowed to deliver spiritual/cultural programmes. A small library for the inmates has been started by the undersigned with old stock of story books. The Collector and Sub-Collector, Jharsuguda has been pleased to donate books to enrich the library. Computer education and spoken English course is being imparted to the inmates by a NGO. One Female undertrial prisoner is going to appear in +3 Arts first year examination through IGNOU. The District Administration is being approached for redressal of the problems faced by the family members of the inmates. One convict named Bharat Pradhan was released on 2nd October, 2019 on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

  • At present, three Head warders, twelve Warders & two Female warders are performing their duties inside the Jail.
  • Four numbers of watch towers have been constructed to watch the Jail. But due to non-deployment of police personnel, it has not been made functional as yet.

No Mobile Jammers have been installed in this Jail.
Close Circuit TV system
CCTV system has been installed & functioning smoothly in this jail.
Video Conferencing System
Video conferencing System is functioning.

  • Ward No. 3 (5 capacity) and 6-A (50 capacity) have been designated “Isolation Ward” wherein newly admitted prisoners are confined for a specific period before being admitted to the general wards.
  • Hands of each and every person entering the jail main gate are sanitized with sanitizer kept at the main gate of the jail.
  • Before being admitted, temperature of all the new prisoners are measured with the help of “Infrared non-contact forehead thermometer” at the jail gate. Temperature of other inmates are also measured with the help of this thermometer.
  • All the prisoners and duty staff are compelled to wash their hands with soap and running water before entering the inner jail area.
  • Running water and soaps have been made available in common area inside the jail for frequent hand washing.
  • IEC materials on COVID-19 precautionary measures have been displayed in front of every ward as well as in common areas inside and outside the jail.
  • The prison inmates are being advised to avoid large gatherings and maintain maximum possible distancing.
  • Everyone inside the jail are being advised to practise respiratory hygiene by covering their mouth and nose with handkerchief/mask/bent elbow.
  • All the prisoners are being advised not to spit or throw litter here and there.
  • Special care of old age prisoners is being taken.
  • Sanitization and cleanliness exercise of the prison campus and wards are being done everyday with bleaching powder/phenyl.
  • Masks donated by various NGOs of Jharsuguda have been provided to all the prisoners and the staff.
  • As per directions of the Hon’ble Apex Court, steps are being taken to release the prisoners in petty offences (where maximum punishment is 7 years or less) on interim bail/PR bond to decongest the jail.
  • Physical interview of prison inmates with their relatives has been stopped for the time being. Instead, interview is arranged through video conferencing. Outside food stuffs are also not allowed inside the jail.
  • Court production of undertrial prisoners is being done only through video conferencing.

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Staff Pattern

Jailor-cum-Superintendent 01
Sub-Assistant Jailor 02
Pharmacist 01
Chief Warder 03
Warder 13
Female Warder 02
Sweeper 01