Posted by: bahareiran | July 4, 2011

Iran official says Iranian prisons hold eight times more prisoners than capacity

Evin prison

Iranian prisons hold eight times more prisoners than its capacity and in some prisons, prisoners sleep on the staircase [because of a lack of space]. The conditions in prisons are unsuitable and some pr

Iran official says Iranian prisons hold eight times more prisoners than capacity

Iranian prisons hold eight times more prisoners than its capacity and in some prisons, prisoners sleep on the staircase [because of a lack of space].

The conditions in prisons are unsuitable and some prisons that have the capacity for 100 prisoners hold 800 prisons.

According to reports, the head of the Prison Organization has said that the official capacity of prisons in the country is 55,000, but more than 220,000 people are currently in prison.

A member of the Judicial Commission of Majlis also said that the condition of a number of prison buildings is poor and prisoners are kept in unsuitable sanitary conditions and can get ill. (Sharq state-run daily – Jun. 28, 2011) 

isons that have the capacity for 100 prisoners hold 800 prisons. According to reports, the head of the Prison Organization has said that the official capacity of prisons in the country is 55,000, but more than 220,000 people are currently in prison. A member of the Judicial Commission of Majlis also said that the condition of a number of prison buildings is poor and prisoners are kept in unsuitable sanitary conditions and can get ill. (Sharq state-run daily – Jun. 28, 2011)

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