Tihar Prison

Tihar Jail Complex in New Delhi is one of the largest prison complexes in the world. It comprises of eight prisons in the Tihar Complex with a total population of around 13,160 prisoners against a sanction capacity of 5648 prisoners. In a year about 70,000-80,000 prisoners remain lodged in these prisons for different duration. This prison population has about 80% undertrials and includes about 518 women prisoners with about 41 children below 4 years of age dependent upon them. About 332 prisoners are foreigners as on 15-07-2005.



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