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Prisons and Correctional Services are integral part of the Criminal Justice System. Prisons are established for safe custody of convict and undertrial prisoners. The Main objective of imprisonment aims to deter those who would otherwise commit crimes and to make it less likely that those who serve prison sentence will commit crimes after their release. Department is aimed to correct, reform and rehabilitate prisoners to enable them to become good human beings and socially responsible citizens in the society after their release.


Welcome to the Karnataka Prisons and Correctional Services Website. Through this Website we aspire to bring you all the relevant information about us. I hope it fully meets your expectation. It contains information about number of various categories of prisoners, reformatory measures included.

in the daily prison administration for the Correction, Reformation and Rehabilitation of prisoners, best practices adopted in the prison administration, activities: works undertaken for the improvement of prison infrastructure .

It contains information about staff position, budgetary provisions, prison industries and related information. I earnestly hope that your visit to this site will be useful. Thank you for your time.


Department of Prisons and Correctional Services comes under the control of the Home Minister, Government of Karnataka,. The Secretariat is under the control of the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) and Prl. Secretary to Government (PCAS), Home Department, Government of Karnataka.

The Prison Department is headed by the Director General of Police, Prisons and Correctional Services, assisted by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (IPS Cadre), Superintendent of Police (IPS Cadre) (Prisons), Deputy Inspector General of Prisons, Superintendent of Prisons and Administrative Officer at the Head Quarters.

All the Central / District / Taluka Prisons are being managed by the Department staff under the supervision of Chief Superintendents / Superintendents of the concerned Prisons.

Contact Us


Director General of Police,
Prisons and Correctional Services
# 4 Seshadri Road,
Bengaluru 560 009
Karnataka State
Phone : 080-22262263
Email : Phq.prisons-kar@gov.in

Disclaimer:Contents provided by Department of Prisons, Govt. of Karnataka

Last updated:19th AUG 2016

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