Tihar Jail is the largest prison of South East Asia, located in the western part of Delhi. Distance wise, it is about 8 Kms. from Chanakya Puri, the diplomatic area. Tihar Jail Complex in New Delhi is one of the largest prison complexes in the world. It comprises of eight prisons in the Tihar Complex with a total population of around 13,160 prisoners against a sanction capacity of 5648 prisoners. In a year about 70,000-80,000 prisoners remain lodged in these prisons for different duration. This prison population has about 80% undertrials and includes about 518 women prisoners with about 41 children below 4 years of age dependent upon them. About 332 prisoners are foreigners as on 15-07-2005.
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