Jails have occupied an important place in the history of the world, as they have been used to keep the society safe by housing the most vicious of criminals within their boundaries. A widely populated country like India has a large number of jails, some of which are extensive in size and have thousands of criminals in them. Some of the Indian jails also make it in the list of largest ones in the world.
Here is the list of top 5 biggest central prisons in India:
5. Rajahmundry Central Prison
Rajahmundry Central Prison in Rajahmundry of Andhra Pradesh is regarded as the fifth largest jail in the country, in addition to being one of the oldest too. It is housed in a huge fort spread over an area of 196 acres, which was built by the Dutch in 1602, which was converted into a jail by the British in 1864 and later into a central jail in 1870.
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4. Naini Central Prison
Also known as the Naini Central Qaid Khana, this jail in Uttar Pradesh figures as the fourth biggest jail in India. This open jail is located in Naini, which is situated close to Allahabad and has been constructed during the period of British Rule in India. It has the capacity to occupy as many as 3000 inmates, which is a huge number.