Iran: deplorable conditions in juvenile ward harms inmates
According to reports from Zahedan Prison, condition in Section 2 which is housing juvenile offenders, is dire.
This ward’s facilities are designed to hold just 205 prisoners while it is housing more than 220 juveniles.
Overcrowding in this facility has caused many health problems, limiting the inmates access to adequate hygienic condition.
from the nine restrooms, at least five are out of order. The water cooler has been out of order for at least two months. The two Air conditioners in the prayer room are both broken. There are only three air conditioners in this section, all of which are broken. Also according to reports, from the eight telephone booths, two are out of order. Prison officials have told the prisoners’ families that they should raise money for the maintenance.