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               Prisons Headquarters is situated at Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram, nearby the Central Prison, Thiruvananthapuram. The Head of the Department of Prisons is designated as Director General of Police (Prisons) / Additional Director General of Police (Prisons) and he is assisted by Inspector General of Police (Prisons). Office of the Deputy Inspector General of Prisons (Southern Region) is attached to the Prisons Headquarters, who is also the Vigilance Officer. Administrative Officer and Finance Officer on deputation basis working at Prisons Headquarters dealing with the General Administrative function and Account Matters respectively.
             The Chief Welfare Officer is mainly dealing with all the programmes falling under Correctional Services with more emphasis on Welfare of prisoners.
             The Programme Officer is having a portfolio on planning, programming and Modernisation of Prisons and Prison Buildings.
             A regional setup is established since 1981 under DIG of Prisons one each of the Southern, Central and Northern Regions respectively at Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Kozhikode and they are immediate inspecting and controlling officer of the Sub Jails / Special Sub Jails / Borstal School / Women’s Prison / District Jails / Central Prisons in the respective Regions.