As against the capacity of 5,302, there are 14,062 inmates in various central and district jails of Chhattisgarh, Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra said in a written reply to queries of Devji Bhai Patel and Raju Kshatriya (both BJP).
“The State has five central and 10 district jails which have a total prisoner capacity of 5,302. As on January 31, 2014 these jails have 14,062 inmates,” he said.
The five central jails have a total capacity of 4,068 but are housing 10,619 inmates. The district jails are housing 3,443 inmates against their capacity of 1,234.
The Central Jail in Raipur houses 2,832 prisoners against the capacity of 1,190, while Central Jail at Durg has 1,706 inmates as against the capacity of 396. Similarly, Central Jail at Bilaspur houses 2,715 prisoners though it has facility to keep only 1,008.
Central Jail at Jagdalpur houses 1,506 inmates and one at Ambikapur 1,860 against the capacity of 579 and 895, respectively.
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