The Special Prison for Women at Rajahmundry was earlier functioning under the administrative control of Superintendent, Central Prison, Rajahmundry till 1994. In the year 1995 Special Prison for Women, Rajahmundry  declared independent institutions under the control of a Women Superintendent.  
Women Prisoners are taken care by the Women Staff in accordance with model prison manual.  All convicted prisoners including life convicted prisoners and death sentenced prisoners belonging to Rayalaseema Districts and Coastal Andhra Districts are confined in Special Prison for Women, Rajahmundry.  Besides convicted prisoners, Under trial prisoners concerned in the local courts are also confined in these prisons.
Children of Women Prisoners are allowed to stay with their mother till the age of 06 years.  Children between the ages of 03 to 06 years are sent to local schools for their education with a view to provide healthy environment for their normal upbringing. Crèches are provided in these 2 prisons.  Children after attaining the age of 06 years are either handed over to the relatives of their parents or admitted in Government hostels.
Women Prisoners are provided with various work programmes as given below:

Name of the Jail

Work programmes


Specail Prison for Women, Rajahmundry

1. Coir making unit
2. Envelop making
3. Tailoring
4. amber charka
5. Bekary Unit

  Full time Lady Medical Officers are working in these jails to attend to the medical needs of the prisoners.
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