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Prisons 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 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 comes under the control of the Home Department in the State Government. The Secretariat is under the control of the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) and Secretary to Government (PCAS) Home Department. Department of Prisons and Correctional Services is headed by Director General, Prisons and Correctional Services, Karnataka State.

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Director General,
Prisons and Correctional Services
# 4 Seshadri Road,
Bengaluru 560 009
Karnataka State

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

Last updated:19th AUG 2016

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