Achievements recorded by the Department in the last two years:


Department on the orders of Government has filled up 22 posts of Jailors, 14 posts of Instructors and 417 warders through direct recruitment . Action has also initiated to fillup the existing vacant posts also.


Department has accorded promotions to 347 various cadres of officers and staff during last two years

 New Prisons

Taluk sub Jail Chickballapur has been upgraded to District Prison with necessary accommodation and modern amenities.

New construction of model district prison at outskirts of shimoga is under progress, which will accommodate 600 inmates.

It is proposed to open 3 more open air jails in the various regional zones of the State. and the process of acquiring land for this purpose is progress

 Women prison

A separate central prison for women has been started at Tumkur

Action initiated to construct new prisons at Aland, Athani and Harapanahalli

Action initiated to upgrade District Prison at Mangalore and Shimoga as Central Prisons

Action initiated to construct watch towers at Central Prison, Bangalore

Department has proposed to establish Academy of Prisons and Correctional Administration at Bangalore

 Security and Modern security equipments

Installation of Mobile Jammers at Mysore, Bangalore , Belgaum and DharwadCentral Prisons

Provided X –ray baggage Machines to various central and District Prisons

Provided CCTV systems to 2 central prisons and 8 District Prisons in the state Provided Fire extinguishers to various jails

Provided Wireless and walkie talkie equipments to all central and district prisons

Installation of Prison call System in all central prisons

Installation of telemedicine System to address the health problems of inmates

Installation of RO water purifying unit at Central prison Bangalore

Initiated action to install RO water purifying systems to other central prisons also

Installed solar lighting systems and water heating systems across various prisons of the State

Provided ambulances and officers transport vehicles to various prisons of the state

Installed barbed / razor wire fencing across various prisons of the state

 Sanitation facilities

Constructed and repaired / renovated toilets in 17 jails across the state so as to provide good sanitation amenities and to bring inmate toilet ratio to normal

Taken up construction of Sewage treatment plant for Bangalore Central Prison

 Staff Welfare

Free Ration to prison personnel upto Jailor

Extended Arogya Bhagya Facility to parents of the prison personnel

One meal ( night Shift) and two cups of coffee/ tea to guarding staff

Formation of Prison staff Co-op Housing Society

30 days leave salary to guarding staff

Prison officer’s and Staff ‘s Family welfare Day

Chief Minister’s Medal to Prison Personnel

Personality Development workshop to prison personnel

 New Industries / Vocational Training:

Establishment of Bakery units in all Central Prisons and in District Prisons

Establishment Steam cooking Units in prisons

Garment Unit at Central Prison, Bangalore

Agarbhatti Making and packing units

 PPP Model in Prisons

Introduced PPP in Prisons under Bakery industry existing in prisons

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