Puri District Jail

Berhampur Circle

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Shri Saroj Kumar Biswal

Superintendent Office Tel.No :(06752) 211111, 211222
Joined Since July 3, 2020

Area of Jail

Inner Area Land15.06 Acre
Area of Jail Garden/Outer Area Land10 Acre
Total Jail Area Land25.06 Acre

Address of Jail

District Jail, Puri
(Puri-Konark Marine Drive Road)
Odisha PIN-752111


The newly constructed District Jail, Puri, has started it’s functioning in the new building located at Bangar, on Puri-Konark Marine Drive Road, w.e.f. 20.06.2017 under Gop Tahasil.

History of Jail

The old District Jail, Puri was one of the oldest Jails in the State of Odisha. The Jail was established during reign of Sri Sri Sri Gajapati Maharaja Divyasingha Deva-III of “Surya Banshi” dynasty the year 1863 at Puri town. The newly constructed District Jail, Puri has started it’s functioning in the new building located at Bangar, on Puri-Konark Marine Drive Road, w.e.f. 20.06.2017 under Gop Tahasil.

Sanction Strength of Prisoners

Prisoners TypeActual StrengthPresent StrengthVacant
Male 576 520 56
Female 64 05 59
Total 640 525 115


Type Facilities available at prison –

  • Prisoners are provided with educational facilities for primary & higher studied and also vocational studies with a range of courses by IGNOU and NIOS
  • Children of poor inmates of this Jail are provided with Textbooks for each Academic year and Annual examinations fees by several NGOs
  • Inmates are provided with indoor and outdoor game material and Colour Television for their entertainment and to make them free from Tedious Psych as well as to wave out evil thoughts from their mind
  • Several News Papers and Magazines are provided to the inmates to make them aware about day to day incidents taking place inside the State and abroad
  • Telephone facilities are provided to the inmates to contact their Advocate and family members to ascertain the progress of their cases
  • Inmates requiring Legal Assistance are provided Legal Aid by District Legal Services Authority, Puri
  • Convicted prisoners, eligible under Rule, are provided Furlough Leave and Parole Leave as per Opinion of District Administration and Order of the D.G. of Prisons & Director of Correctional Services, Odisha from Prisons Directorate (State Prisons Headquarter).

Important Places

  • Shri Jagannath Temple- Puri
  • Sea Beach- Puri
  • Sun Temple- Konark
  • Ramachandi Temple & picnic spot
  • Nua Nai Muhan & picnic spot
  • Chillika Lake

Staff Pattern

Superintendent 01
Jail Medical Officer 01
Psychiatric 00
Jailor 01
Asst. jailor 02
Prison Welfare Officer 01
Lady Prison Welfare Officer 00
Sub Asst. jailor 02
Asst. Binding Foreman 00
Junior Accountant 00
Junior Stenographer 00
Pharmacist 01
Teacher 01
Binder Grade-I 00
Chief Warder 06
Driver 00
Smith Instructor 00
Technical Assistant 01
Clerk-cum-Typist 02
Tailor Master 00
Warder 06
Female Warder 04
Task Taker 00
Male Nursing Orderly 00
Peon 02
Sweeper 04
Ward Attendant