The Sikkim State Prison Head Quarters under the Home Department is situated at an altitude of around 6000 feet from sea level at Rongyek in East District about eight kilometers from the main capital town Gangtok. The Prison Administration in the State is headed by Deputy Inspector General of Police or Senior Superintendent of Police on deputation from the Police Department as Head of the Prison Administration who is assisted by the executive cum correctional officers consisting of the various ranks and files like Additional Superintendent of Police / Prisons, Jailor, Sub-Jailor, Assistant Sub-Jailor, Head Warder, Warders and Warder Drivers. The Prison Administration in the State consists of the following category of prisons. 1. Central Prisons, Rongyek is located in the premises of the Head Quarters having capacity to accommodate 136 inmates including 20 bedded double storey building for female prisoners. This centre facilitates for accommodation of convicts from all over the state and also UTP of North and East District. To minimize the threat of escape from custody, the top edged of outer security perimeter wall and the prisoners’ wards have been covered with razor edged fencing. The same proposal is under way for District Prison too. Due to cold weather owing to location of central prison at a higher altitude, this prison has been equipped with 4500 liters solar powered water heater and that prisoners are provided 24 hours running hot water.