District Jail is situated near the heart of Kollam City along the National Highway near the Collectorate. In 1862-63 there was a Principal Jail. The present jail was opened up on 10th of June 1955. Based on the recommendation of Jail Reforms Committee under the chairman ship of Sri. A. P. Udayabhanu, the Government has upgraded the present jail to district jail with reference to G. O. (M.S.) No. 42/2000 dated on 28/02/2000. The jail lodges 250 mail prisoners on an average. The total area of the jail is 54 cents.

Kerala Prisons and Correctional Services
Director General of Prisons and Correctional Services
Prisons Head Quarters, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram-695012
Phone: 0471 – 2342744, Mobile: 9446899501
E-mail: keralaprisons[at]gov[dot]in / dg[dot]prisons[at]kerala[dot]gov[dot]in
Website: –
Minister in charge of the Department: Sri.Pinarayi Vijayan (Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala)
Head of the Department: Smt. R. Sreelekha IPS Director General of Prisons and Correctional Services

Structure of Department in the District:

District Jail, Kollam, Thevally P.O., Pin Code -691009
Place: Near Kollam Collectorate
Phone: 0479-2794819
E-mail : dg[dot]klm[dot]prisons[at]kerala[dot]gov[dot]in
Website: Available only for the department

Information related to officers:

Phone : 0479-2794819, 9446899550
Email : dj[dot]klm[dot]prisons[at]kerala[dot]gov[dot]in

Details of Service and Scheme Offered

  1. Emergency Leave for Prisoners
  2. Ordinary Leave for Prisoners
  3. Permission to visit a prisoner: (Family, relatives, friends and advocates can visit the prisoner on all days except Sunday from 11.00 am to 01.00 pm and from 03.00 pm to 05.00 pm. All the visitors need to submit a request along with a photocopy of a Photo Identity Card approved by the Government).
  4. Remission
  5. Release
  6. Application for Transfer
  7. Application to send wages of a prisoner to his home.
  8. Appeal ( High Court and Supreme Court)
  9. Grievance of Prisoners and their Relatives
  10. Applications of Contractors

Other Facilities offered to Prisoners

  1. Free Legal Aid Clinic
  2. Counselling and Psychotherapy
  3. Library& Logotherapy
  4. Literacy
  5. Complete Health care
  6. Human Resource Development
  7. Social-Moral Teachings
  8. Entertainment Facilities: -Television, Newspaper and Magazines
  9. Jail Welfare Day Celebration
  10. Other Important Days Celebrations such as Onam and Christmas
  11. Special food is served to prisoners during 10 selected feast days approved by the Government.
  12. F.M. Radio
  13. Public Address System
  14. Medical Camps
  15. Telephone
  16. Skill Development Programme/Courses
  17. Organic Farming

Public Commitment of the Department: We bring out food products with the help of prisoners such as Chappati, Chicken Curry, Vegetable Curry, Chicken Biriyani etc. at an affordable price for the general public under the brand name ‘Venad’.