About Us

In Tripura a Central Jail was establish in the year 1874 at Dhaleswar, Agartala by the then Maharaja Birchandra Manikya Bahadur who also reformed the Royal Prison Administration in the line of British Administration. Subsequently on 01/11/2013 the Central Jail, Agartala has been shifted to the new premises at Bishalgarh and started its establishment in the name of Kedriya sansodhanagar Tripura, at Bishalgarh with accommodation capacity of prisoners 1000.       

The Female Jail (capacity 25) located within the premises of Kendriya sansodhanagar it is also shifted on 01/11/2013 with the Central Jail.From the beginning the office of the Prisons Directorate was accommodated within the perimeter wall of Central Jail, Agartala. But in 1994 the office of Prisons Directorate has been shifted to new office building adjacent to Central Jail , Agartala Separately.Presently there are 01(one) Kendriya Sansodhanagar, 02(two) nos. District Jails and 10(ten) nos. Sub Jails in Tripura out of 10(ten) nos. 1(one) no. Jail namely Sabroom Sub Jail non-functional since 2019. That Apart 01(one) no. Female Jail also exists in the complex of Kendriya Sansodhanagar Tripura Bishalgarh.01(one) new District jail at Ambassa and 01(one) no. Detention Center at Sabroom Sub Jail will come into existence in the near future.

Vision/Mission /Objectives :-

As one of the three wings of Criminal Justice System (Jail, Police  & Judiciary) , the Home (jail) Department is providing the safe custody for the prisoners both under-trial & convicts as and when sent by the competent courts. The Home (Jail) Department is responsible for well-being of the prisoners and accordingly the Department is providing minimum need to maintain essential standard of living in consonance with human dignity so that prisoners retain all their rights as human beings within the limitations of imprisonment. Besides, correctional treatment through eradication of illiteracy, Yoga, Morning Prayer, Casting of Patriotic songs and Bhajans in all wards in early morning ,Vocational  training programmes of the prisoners have been intensified in various jails of the State.

District wise Jail location in Tripura State :-


















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