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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.


The Prison Department is headed by the Additional Director General of Police and Inspector General of Prisons and assisted by the Additional Inspector General of Prisons(Hqrs), Deputy Inspector General of Police (Prisons) and Gazetted Managers at the Head Quarters. All the Jails, District , Special Sub Jails and Sub-jails and are being managed by the Departmental staff. Out of 70 Taluk sub jails, 30 are being managed by Departmental staff and 40 by the Revenue and Police Staff.

Contact Us


Addl. Director General of Police and Inspector General of Prisons
No.4 , Seshadri Road ,
Bangalore 560 009,
Fax No:22267290



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Last updated:19th AUG 2016

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