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Telangana State Prisons Department

The Telangana State Prisons Department comes under the purview of the Home Department.

The Andhra Pradesh Prisons Department came into existence on 1st November, 1956 after the re-organization of States. The then Hyderabad Prison Service and the Prison Service of the then Andhra State were combined to form the Prisons department in Andhra Pradesh.

The Prisons Department functions under the control of Home Department of the State government.

Organisational Structure

Director General and Correctional Services is the head of Prisons department. The DG is assisted by an Inspector General of Prisons at its headquarters and 4 Deputy Inspector Generals at regional level.

  • Director General, Prisons
    • Inspector General of Prisons
      • D.I.G - Hyderabad Range
        • CPs - 2
        • DJs - 2
        • PACs - 1
        • SJWs - 1
        • DSJOs - 3
        • SJs - 10
      • D.I.G. - Warangal Range
        • CPs - 2
        • DJs - 5
        • BSs - 1
        • DSJOs - 6
        • SSJs - 4
        • SJs - 22

Central Prisons

Central Prisons are maximum security prisons. They have a larger capacity. Prisoners who are sentenced to more than 2 years, civil prisoners, prisoners sentenced to death and detenues are confined in Central Prisons. Under-trial prisoners and Women prisoners are also confined in Central Prisons. Officers of the rank of Superintendent of Jails head Central Prisons.

Central Prisons in Telangana

Open-air jail at Chandampet, Nalgonda

In 2016, the Telangana State Prisons Department has decided to build an open-air jail on 289 acres of land in Chandampet Mandal of Nalgonda district. The District Revenue Officials have identified 289 acres of land between Pedda Munigal and Neredugommu villages in Nalgonda for the construction of the open-air jail. Prisoners from Nalgonda, Khammam and Warangal districts will be transferred to this open-air jail. The construction of the jail is expected to be completed by 2017.

Herbal plants will grown at the open-air jail for supply to global herbal drug companies to generate more income. The jail will be located near the backwaters of Nagarjunasagar reservoir.