Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Prisons Department is a progressive department which aims at ensuring the return of the offender to the society as a useful citizen. The gradual transformation of Prisons’ administration, in line with the correctional philosophy and rehabilitative approach towards the jail inmates, has resulted in a wholesome and healthy environment in jails. Today, the Department not only lays a great emphasis on the moral education of the inmates but also carries a holistic approach with a view to facilitating the post-release reintegration of the prisoners with the mainstream society.

This Department firmly believes in “hate for crime but not for criminal”. It also recognizes the fact that the notion of a safe society cannot be realised merely by detention unless the offender is  corrected and reformed while being in prison. Towards this objective, the Department has undertaken a number of measures.

The Department is functioning under the administrative control of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Home Department. The Inspector General of Prisons is Head of the Department at Provincial level, assisted by Five (5) Circle Headquarters of Prisons in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province i.e. Circle Headquarters Prison (Peshawar, Mardan, Haripur, Bannu, D.I.Khan).