Pune: Yerwada Central Jail Implements State-of-the-Art Surveillance with 812 CCTV Cameras

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Mubarak Ansari 

Yerwada, 3rd February 2024: In a significant move towards enhancing security measures and ensuring the well-being of inmates, Yerwada Central Jail in Pune has successfully installed 812 CCTV cameras. The inauguration ceremony, held on Saturday, was graced by Radhika Rastogi, Principal Secretary of the Home Department, Maharashtra State.

The event witnessed the presence of high-ranking officials from the Prison Department, including Additional Director General of Police and Inspector General of Prisons Amitabh Gupta, Deputy Inspector General of Prisons Dr. Jalinder Supekar, and Deputy Inspector General Swati Sathe.


Rastogi emphasized the preventive benefits of CCTV cameras, anticipating a reduction in misbehavior and clashes among prisoners. The installation aims to foster a more secure and controlled environment within the correctional facility.


Gupta, addressing the media, highlighted the broader initiative to install CCTV cameras in 16 central jails across the state. The first phase of this project has been successfully initiated in Pune, setting the stage for enhanced surveillance and monitoring capabilities. The central control room will closely monitor every aspect of prison activities.


The distribution of cameras across different jails in the state is as follows:


– Mumbai: 320 cameras

– Kalyan: 270 cameras

– Byculla: 90 cameras

– Amravati: 106 cameras

– Nagpur: 796 cameras

– Nashik Road: 941 cameras

– Juvenile Reformatory in Nashik: 86 cameras

– Latur: 460 cameras

– Jalna: 399 cameras

– Dhule: 331 cameras

– Nandurbar: 365 cameras

– Sindhudurg: 315 cameras

– Gadchiroli: 434 cameras


The comprehensive CCTV coverage is expected to provide a centralized approach to monitoring inmate movements and ensuring overall security.