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Central Prisons are the maximum security prisons established on territorial basis with larger capacity.  Prisoners sentenced to above 2 years, Civil prisoners, prisoners sentenced to death and detenues are confined in Central Prisons.  Besides the above categories of prisoners, Under-trial prisoners and Women prisoners of the district are also confined.  The Central Prison also functions as the District Prison of the District.  The Central Prisons are headed by officers of the rank of Superintendent of Jails.
 
The locations and Year of Establishment of the Central Prisons

 
Sl.No Name of the Jails Establishment Year
1 Central Prison, Rajahumundry 1864
2 Central Prison, Visakhapatnam 2001
3 Central Prison, Kadapa 1992
4 Central Prison,Nellore 1901

 

Since large number of long term convicted prisoners are confined in Central Prisons diversified work programmes and vocational training schemes are implemented.  The details of work programmes are given in the table below:
Sl.No

Central Prison

Nellore Kadapa Rajahmundry Visakhapatnam
1

-

-

Power looms Power looms
2 Steel Furniture Steel furniture Steel Furniture Steel Furniture
3

-

Phenyle making

-

-

4

-

-

-

Durry making
5 Tailoring Tailoring Tailoring Tailoring

 
 
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