Welcome to Prisons Department
Prisons is under State Subject and Mizoram Prisons Administration, in the real sense of the term, has emerged only after Mizoram was elevated from the status of one of the Districts of Assam into a Union Territory. As such, Mizoram Jails in the initial stage of development were under Central Administration till Mizoram became a State. During this period, Prison administration was mainly concentrated in security custody and confinement of prisoners. Now, with the modern concept of imprisonment the Department is making effort to take up the security aspect and reformation of prisoners on equal footing.
Under Prison Department there is a Directorate headed by Inspector General of Prisons and under him there are one Deputy Inspector General of Prisons, one Assistant Inspector General of Prisons and one office Superintendent. There are six District Jails located at Aizawl, Lunglei, Saiha, Champhai, Kolasib and Lawngtlai and a Central Jail at Aizawl. Staff for District Jail, Serchhip and District Jail, Mamit were posted but the Jail is not operationalized till date due to non-presence of Armed Guard. The District Jails are looked after by Jail Superintendents and the Central Jail by a Special Superintendent . Under the Superintendent, there are Jailor, Assistant Jailor, Chief Head Warder, Head Warder and Jail warder. Besides, there are Clerical Staff like LDC, UDC in Jails and Assistant in Directorate Office. However, Some Guarding Staff were also deployed for Clerical Works. There is one Medical Officer to looked after Jails in Aizawl District namely, Central Jail, Aizawl and District Jail, Aizawl. One Medical Officer is also posted at District Jail, Kolasib. All other Jails have Staff Nurse.
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