Thursday, February 19, 2009

A day in country's one of oldest prison!!

Its a thrilling experience to visit a prison (without committing any crime I mean), that too if the Prison is some 170 years old!!!It started as a transit camp for prisoners being taken to other major prisons, especially the Cellular Jail in Andaman and Nicobar. Closed in 2007, Govt is going to demolish this prison and now its open to public.

Approach road to the prison, feel is like a tourist place with lots of people of all age groups, vendors



The Gallows, last hanging happened in 1975





Entrance,Central Prison, Madras, 1837




Place where movies were shown


Valuable belongings of inmates were kept here




A cell where most notorious criminals used to stay!






Inside the cell


Another section of cells




cell



Prison complex is more than 14 acres!




Dormitories






Behind the bars!!!!











Place to learn












Meditation centre













Imposing wall























Prison art!

4 comments:

Sabu Mangalasserril said...

sathyam para.... what case? why did they finally put you behind the real BARS?

sandeep varma said...

Am a freedom fighter pachu

view360 said...

hi nice work,

Chennai central prison - 1837
if anyone like to see the prison just click the above link,

Roopesh Varma said...

Hello Sandu.. are they going to demolish the Prison?? Shucks!!! I never visited the place whilst my 10 yr long stay in chennai... am regretting it now..