About Andaman & Nicobar Prison Department

         In the UT of A & N Islands, there is 1 District Jail and 03 Sub–Jails are functioning for safe custody of the Prisoners sending by various Courts. Due to Burmese national’s admission in Jail continuously u/s 14 Foreign Act, the Jail became overcrowded. As on 30-04-2012 there are 1108 (including 8 females) prisoners lodged in District Jail, Prothrapur and 15 prisoners (including 01 female) are detained in Sub-Jail, Mayabunder. Regarding correction and treatment alongwith safe custody of prisoners, different training programmes is undergoing in wood & craft, bamboo, tailoring, weaving etc. and for physical fitness various indoor and outdoor games were organized during the month. Yoga and Pranayam class were also organized by the Jail inmates during the morning hours for mental piece of the prisoners lodged in District Jail.


         The District Jail, Prothrapur has been constructed in barrack type accommodation. At present, there are seven barracks. Female prisoners are kept separate from male prisoners and they are looked after by female guarding staff. Out of seven barracks, one barrack is being used as Kitchen Block.


         The actual capacity of Jail is 269 and 02 temporary barracks with capacity of 75 to 80 has been constructed and started functioning inside the Jail. The present population of the prisoners has increase to 1154 due to arrest of large number of foreign nationals poacher’s mostly from Myanmar. To minimize the overcrowding situation, as per the notification dated 17-09-2012 issued by the Assistant Secretary (Home), the Jail department has taken over the Poacher’s camp building situated at Prothrapur and in initial stage 102 inmates have been transferred to District Prison (Poachers). The existing Jail is consisting of Dispensary block, school block, workshop and office block.

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