Top 5 Largest Central Jails in India

India has 8 types of prisons, the most common and standard jail institutions are Central Jails, District Jails and Sub Jails. Apart from the below list other big central prison in India are Arthur Road Jail,Raipur Prison,Alipore Jail Kolkata, Central Prison Viyyur,Jabalpur Central Jail and Lucknow to have biggest jail in world. Some of the jails in India are counted among the largest in the world as well.

Tihar Jail


The Tihar Central Jail or Tihar Ashram is the largest complex of prisons in South Asia and the biggest jail in India with
the Maximum security. Tihar Jail is operating from 1957 and has the capacity of 5,200 inmates.

Yerwada Central Jail


The Yerwada Central Jail is a high-security prisons and largest jail in the state of Maharashtra, and also one of the largest prisons in South Asia. Yerwada Central Jail is situated in Pune, it also has Yerwada Open Jail just outside the Yerwada Central jail within the campus.

Puzhal Central Prison


Puzhal Central Prison is located in Tiruvallur near Chennai, It is the largest prison complex in India, bigger in size along with the available facilities. Puzhal Central jail has the capacity of 3000 prisoners and began operational from year 2006.

Naini Central Prison


The Naini Central Prison or Naini Central Qaid Khana is one of the most important prison in Uttar Pradeshand one of the largest jail in India. Naini Central Jail is located in at Naini, near Allahabad and built during the British Raj. It a open jail with high security class along with the capacity of 3000 prisoners.

Rajahmundry Central Prison


Rajahmundry Central Prison is located in Rajahmundry of Andhra Pradesh state in India.The Central Jail of Rajahmundry is one of the biggest and the oldest jail with complete protection in India.