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The Organisational Structure
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List and Address of Area wise Offices
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Address of important Authorities
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List and Address of important Authorities
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Tel.Nos. of Prisons
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Projects
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Programmes
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Achievements
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Frequently asked question
 
 
 


The Organisational Structure of the Department

Administrative Set – Up

Headquarters Organisation

                      The Prison Headquarters is situated at Thiruvananthapuram  headed by the Inspector general of Prisons.  Now this post is substituted by Ex-Cadre post of Additional Director General  of police (Prisons).   The Head of the Department is assisted by one Deputy Inspector  General of Prisons the following officers are also there in the Prisons Headquarters.

                       1   

    Programme Officer

1     No .

                    2

    Chief Welfare Officer

1     No .

                    3

    Administrative  Officer

1    No.

                    4

    Chief Audit Officer

1     No.

                    5

     Personal Assistant to ADGP      

          

                    6

     Finance Officer

1     No.

                    7

     Accounts Officer

1     No.

Regional Set – Up (Northern/Central/Southern) :

There are two Regional Offices, one headed by Deputy Inspector General of Prisons, at Kozhikode having supervision over Northern Region and the other in Thrissur to supervise the Central Region.  The Deputy Inspector General of Prisons at Headquarters is authorized to supervise the jails of Southern Region, in addition to his duties in prisons headquarters as D.I.G. (Headquarters).

Subordinate Institutions :

(i)     Central Prisons -  3   Numbers

1.       Thiruvananthapuram,

2.     Viyyur (Thrissur),

3.     Kannur.

(Note :   Central Prison Viyyur is mainly for habitual offenders even though others are also admitted.)

(ii).     Open Prisons   - 2                                                                      

1) Nettukaltheri in Thiruvananthapuram District.
This institution is meant for along term first offenders (men) who are well behaved and have satisfactorily completed at least two years of imprisonment  in closed prison.

2)Cheemeni in Kasargod District.
This is a new institution proposed to be started on the same lines as the Open Prison, Nettukaltheri. The office for this Open Prison has started functioning in November , 2000 in 308.75 acres of land obtained by transfer from Kerala State Plantation Corporation Limited.   The buildings are under construction.  A Deputy Superintendent with three subordinate staff have been posted at Cheemeni.  On completion of the building the institution will start functioning in full swing.

(iii)     District Jails  -  3

1.   Kozhikode. 

2.    Thiruvananthapuram. *

3.     Kollam. *

Prisoners sentenced up to six months are lodged in these jails.

*     These District Jails were sanctioned by Government as per  G.O                                      

  (M.S)  No. 42/2000/Home dated 28-2-2000 by upgrading the erstwhile Sub Jails.

(iv)      Special Sub Jails - 5

1.     Viyyur in Thrissur.

2.      Thalassery * in  Kannur.

3.       Palakkad.   *

 4.      Kottayam.  *

5.       Alappuzha. *

 The Prisoners whose sentences are between one and three months are usually accommodated in special Sub Jails.

  *    These Special Sub Jails were sanctioned by Government, as per G.O.(MS)     

          No. 42/2ome dated 28-2-2000 by upgrading the erstwhile Sub Jails.  

(v)      Sub Jails - 26

The Sub Jails are spread over in three Units comprising the 14 Districts in the state.   They are :

UNIT – I (NORTHERN REGION)           12

               (Comprising Kasargod,Kannur,Wyanad,Kozhikode,Malappuram and Palakkad   Districts).

                         1

      Sub Jail

         Kasargod

                         2

      Sub Jail

         Kannur

                         3

      Sub Jail

         Mananthavady

                         4

      Sub Jail

         Vythiri

                         5

      Sub Jail

         Vadakara

                         6

      Sub Jail

         Quilandy

                         7

      Sub Jail

         Ponnani

                         8

      Sub Jail

         Tirur

                         9

      Sub Jail

         Manjeri

                        10

      Sub Jail

         Perinthalmanna

                        11

      Sub Jail

         Ottapalam

                        12

      Sub Jail

         Alathur

UNIT – II  (CENTRAL REGION ) – 10

(Comprising Thrissur, Ernakulam,Idukki and Kottayam District )

                      1

        Sub  Jail

            Chavakkad

                      2

        Sub  Jail

             Irinjalikkuda

                      3

        Sub  Jail

             Mattanchery

                      4

        Sub  Jail

             Aluva

                      5

        Sub  Jail

             Muvattupuzha

                      6

        Sub  Jail

              Ernakulam

                      7

        Sub  Jail

              Peerumade

                      8

        Sub  Jail

              Devikulam

                      9

        Sub  Jail

           Meenachil (Pala) and

                    10

        Sub  Jail

           Ponkunnam

UNIT  - III (SOUTHERN REGION) – 4

(Comprising of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and  Alappuzha Districts)

                           1

       Sub  Jail

   Attingal

                           2

       Sub  Jail

    Kottarakkara

                           3

       Sub  Jail

     Pathanamthitta

                           4

        Sub  Jail

      Mavelikkara

(vi)     Women  Prison   -  1
( Neyyattinkara in Thiruvananthapuram District)

This was established in the year 1989 (19-8-1989) and it is exclusively for Women convicts , mostly long term prisoners.

(vii)     Borstal School for Boys and Girls  - 1
(Thrikkakara in Ernakulam District)

The erstwhile Borstal School for boys, Kannur and the erstwhile Borstal School for girls, Kozhikode were closed in the year 1995 and a new Borstal School for boys and girls was established  at Thrikkakara near the Civil Station situated at Kakkanad in Ernakulam on 9-8-1995, for adolescents .

(viii)     State Institute of Correctional Administration  -  1

(Thiruvananthapuram)
This institute is intended to impart induction and in-service training to Jail Personnel both executive and ministerial.  The State Institute of Correctional Administration is headed by a Principal who is also a Jail officer in the rank of a Central Prison Superintendent.

 

 




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