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Top 5 Largest Central Jails in India

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1. Tihar Jail

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2. Yerwada Central Jail

High-security prison and largest jail in the state of Maharashtra, and also one of the largest prisons in South Asia. 
Situated in Pune, it also has Yerwada Open Jail just outside the Yerwada Central jail within the campus.
The campus is spread over 512 acres.
Many famous personalities like Mahatma Gandhi have been jailed here during the Indian independence movement in 1930s and 1940s. It houses over 3,600 prisoners (2005) spread over various barracks and security zones. 

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3. Puzhal Central Prison

Located in Tiruvallur near Chennai.
One of the largest prison complexes in India. 
Puzhal Central jail has the capacity of 3000 prisoners and began operational from year 2006.

The prison complex occupies an area corresponding to 212 acres (0.86 km2). 
It comprises three complexes of buildings: 
Puzhal Prison I for remand prisoners, 
Puzhal Prison II for convicts and 
Special Prison for women. 

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