Overview

Punjab Prisons is a progressive department which aims at ensuring the return of the offender to the society as a useful citizen. The gradual transformation of Prisons’ administration, in line with the correctional philosophy and rehabilitative approach towards the jail inmates, has resulted in a wholesome and healthy environment in jails. Today, the Department not only lays a great emphasis on the moral education of the inmates but also carries a holistic approach with a view to facilitating the post-release reintegration of the prisoners with the mainstream society.
 

This Department firmly believes in "hate for crime but not for criminal". It also recognizes the fact that the notion of a safe society cannot be realised merely by detention unless the offender is corrected and reformed while being in prison. Towards this objective, the Department has undertaken a number of measures.
    
The Department is functioning under the administrative control of the Home Department. The Inspector General of Prisons (BS-21) is Head of the Department at Provincial level, assisted by Seven(7) Deputy Inspectors General of Prisons (BS-20) . Punjab Prisons comprises five(5) regions namely Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan and Sahiwal Region. A Deputy Inspector General of Prisons(BS-20) oversees each region.