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Government Of Assam Home & Political Assam Prison Headquarters

Legal Aid Services

Extension of Facilities for Legal Aid to prisoners

The Jail Department has provided facilities for the purpose of defence to under-trial prisoners to apply for free legal aid and to receive visits from their legal adviser with a view to their defence. Legal Aid Cell in each Jail has been maintained to help in processing the legal aid applications in Assam. During the year 2015-16, the Department had provided legal aid facilities to 1734 Nos. of prisoners in different Jails of Assam with the approval of The Assam State Legal Services Authority as shown below:

Sl. No.Name of JailNo. of applications processed
1Central Jail, Guwahati17
2Central Jail, Tezpur503
3Central Jail, Silchar63
4Central Jail, Dibrugarh56
5Central Jail, Jorhat117
6Central Jail, Nagaon30
7District Jail, Nalbari57
8District Jail, Barpeta48
9District Jail, Kokrajhar35
10District Jail, Dhubri76
11District Jail, Karimganj35
12District Jail, North Lakhimpur28
13District Jail, Sivasagar31
14District Jail, Sonari1
15District Jail, Bishwanath Chariali117
16District Jail, Tinsukia134
17District Jail, Udalguri76
18Special Jail, Nagaon50
19District Jail, Dhemaji23
20District Jail, Hailakandi26
21District Jail, Goalpara38
22District Jail, Morigaon40
23District Jail, Abhayapuri23
24District Jail, Mangaldoi9
25District Jail, Golaghat101