Sangareddy is the District Headquarters of the newly formed district of Sangareddy in Telangana State. It was carved out of the former Medak district, which was earlier known as MethukuDurgamor MethukuSeema, which means cooked rice in Telugu.As per the PWD Records,this jail was constructed in the year 1796 A.D, during the Prime Ministership ofSalar Jung I. This is the oldest District Jail in the history of the area. This prison is spread across an area of 3 acres and 10 guntas, out of which the jail building occupies 1 acre and 12 guntas. During the year 1947-48, the Darogha acted as the head of the jail.
Currently, this Heritage jail building consists of two wings i.e. male and female wings. There are nine barracks in the male wing and one barrack in the female wing. The ration store, staff lunch room, gas room, kitchen and a room for washing the crockery and cutlery are situated in the female wing.
In over two centuries of its history, the Sangareddy jail was under the supervision of heads of various departments such as Revenue, Judiciary and Medical departments. Till 1981, this jail was under the control of Medical department. In the year 1981, the responsibility of District Jail, Sangareddy was shifted to the Prisons Department and was headed by a jail superintendent in the cadre of Deputy Superintendent of jails.
The authorized accommodation was 90 male prisoners and 5 female prisoners. This old District Jail is now preserved as a Heritage structure andhas been converted into a Museum under the directions of Sri V.K. Singh. I.P.S, D.G Prisons, the ideator behind this project.It houses artefacts belonging to old jails and their evolution from time to time in various phases of history.Tourists visiting this 220-year-old jail in Sangareddy, can now explore various interesting aspects related to the history of jails during the Nizam rule.