Central Jail, Aizawl was Established and commissioned on 15.9.1986 located at 12kms distance from Aizawl Court, D.C Complex, between Tanhril and Sakawrtuichhun Village, (now within City area).It has four walls of 800mtrs long with capacity of accommodation for – Male 456 and Female 89 = Total 545.This is the only Central Jail in the State where life convicts and other long term and habitual convicts besides undertrials are admitted. There is a separate women Jail Annex in the jail area under the same Superintendent but guarded and looked after round the clock exclusively by Female warders. Children up to 6yrs old with mothers are also admitted. Mini Children Park with Swing, See-saw etc. are provided for the recreation of innocent children living with their mothers in Jails. Special items of Nutritional food for the children are also provided from ICDS, Social Welfare Department.142 nos of Jail Employees headed by Jail Superintendent look after this Jail. 77% of them have been provided with quarters in the Jail Complex. Details of different posts are shown at Chart of Prisons Department & Staffing. One Ambulance, one Staff Bus, one Bike have been provided. Outdoor Patient Department is looked after by 1 Doctor, 2 staff Nurses, 1 pharmacist.
Further, Separate Women Jail was constructed at Central Jail, Aizawl which is almost completed as on 30.10.2018. The Jail was constructed by NECS with the fund provided by NEC for modernization of Jails.