Bhubaneswar Special Jail

Berhampur Circle

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Sri Dhirendra Nath Barik

Superintendent Office Tel.No :0674-2578077
Joined Since March 5, 2020

Area of Jail

Inner Area Land 8.000 Acs.
Area of Jail Garden/Outer Area Land7.615 Acs.
Total Jail Area Land15.615 Acs.

Address of Jail

At- Jharpada, Bhubaneswar
Po- Laxmisagar, Bhubaneswar
Dist- Khurda, Odisha


Special Jail, Bhubaneswar which is situated at Jharpada in Bhubaneswar, the State Capital. Both Convicts and under trial prisoners are kept in this Jail. Most of the hardcore criminals, gangsters, Left Wing Extremists, etc. are lodged in this Jail. For security reasons, one platoon of OSSF personnel is deployed to look after the outer security of this Jail.

History of Jail

This Jail was established as a Sub Jail in the year 1964. Later on, the Sub Jail status was up-graded to the status of Special Sub Jail during the year 1976 and subsequently, it was up-graded to Special Jail equivalent to District Jail in the year 1981.

Sanction Strength of Prisoners

Prisoners TypeActual StrengthPresent StrengthVacant
Male 723 664
Female 26 15
Total 749 679


  • There are different types of Security gadgets like CCTV Cameras, Baggage Scanner, Silent Generator, Door Frame Metal Detector & Mobile Jammer are installed in this Jail. Besides, Walkie Talkies Sets, Metal Detector, Mobile Detector, Search Light, Night Vision Cameras, fire-extinguisher, etc. are available in this Jail.
  • There is a School to make the illiterate prisoners literate. Besides, there is a library for the prison inmates. Further, there is a Study Centre of IGNOU and NIOS for higher studies of the prison inmates.
  • There are facilities in Kitchen with LPG cooking Chullah, Chapatti Making Machine, Mixture Grinder, Big Pressure Cooker, etc. Besides, fire-extinguishers are installed as a safety measures.
  • There are Modern Visitors’ Room and Interview Room for the family members and visitors of the Prisoners.
  • There is a Transit House inside the Jail Campus for accommodation of Jail Officers and Staff of the State.
  • There is a big Canteen inside the Jail for the prison inmates as well staff.
  • There is a 10 bedded Hospital inside the Jail for medical treatment of the prison inmates.
  • There are three nos. of Volley Ball Ground inside the Jail for promotion of sport among prison inmates.
  • Prison inmates are provided landline telephone facilities to make contact with their family members, friends and lawyers.
  • There is Video Conferencing facilities inside the Jail for production of the accused before the trying Courts.
  • E-mulakat facilities through Skypee App are provided to the prison inmates.
  • Prisoners’ data are uploaded in e-Prison portal.
  • Colour TV Sets with cable connection, Ludo, Chess, Carrom Boards are provided for the recreation of the prison inmates.
  • The entire perimeter wall of this Jail is fenced with concertina wires and four Watch Tower & two check-posts are constructed for security point of view.
  • Aquaguard and Water Purifier-cum-Cooler are installed inside the Jail for providing safe drinking water to the prison inmates and staff.

Important Places

  • The Central Institute of Indian Languages- Eastern Chapter (popularly known as the Eastern Regional Language Centre)
  • the Gram Sevika (Anganwadi) Taalim Kendra (Lady Village Workers’Training Centre)
  • the Regional Traffic Training Institute are also situated in Laxmisagar
  • The famous temples- Lingaraj Temple
  • Rajarani Temple
  • Sriram Temple
  • Buddheswari Temple, etc. are in and around the Jail.

Staff Pattern

Superintendent 01
Jail Medical Officer 01
Psychiatric 00
Jailor 01
Asst. jailor 02
Prison Welfare Officer 01
Sub Asst. jailor 03
Pharmacist 01
Teacher 01
Chief Warder 06
Driver 01
Technical Assistant 01
Clerk-cum-Typist 02
Warder (Male) 36
Female Warder 04
Peon 02
Sweeper 02