Construction of New Jails

With the exception of Borstal Institute & Juvenile Jails and Sub Jail Chakwal, all the existing jails in Punjab are over-crowded. At present there are 45,000 + inmates confined in the Punjab Jails whereas authorized accommodation is 23,617. The basic purpose of constructing new Jails is to minimize the operational burden on the existing Jails besides coping with over-crowding and clustering. the following projects have recently been completed:
•    District Jails at Bhakkar, Layyah and Pakpattan, Hafizabad, Narowal, New District Jail, Rajanpur, Okara
•    High Security Prison, Sahiwal
•    Extension of Central Jail, Gujranwala
•    Extension of District Jail, Gujrat
•    Sports Facility at Central Jail, Lahore
•    New Admn Block at District Jail, Sheikhupura
•    High Security Barrack at Central Jail, Rawalpindi
•    Family Rooms at Central Jails, Lahore, Multan and Faisalabad
•    48 Death Cells at Central Jail, Lahore
•    28 Security Walls at Central & District Jails
•    Sub Jail, Shujabad

Following 03 Jails are under construction, their percentage of completion and authorized accommodation is as under:


Authorized Accommodation

% of Completion

High Security Prison Mianwali 1000 85%
District Jail, Khanewal 1000 94%
District Jail, Lodhran 1000 66%
To view the details of schemes in ADP 2016 - 2017 in respect of Punjab Prisons Department, click here.