Iran: Prisoners forced to pay for Saravan Prison’s maintenance problems

Saravan Prison officials are taking money from prisoners to fix maintenance problems in prison. According to an informed source, the prison cells are large and each cell has four lamps and usually only two laps work.

“Prisoners are unable to see clearly after the sun goes down,” the source added.

“Also the showers in Section 1 are out of order and two showers do not have doors and prisoners use trash bags and cloth and sticks to make a makeshift door. Two of the restrooms also lack doors,” the source said.

“Prisoners have repeatedly asked Iraj Nourbakhsh, the head of the prison to fix these problems but prison officials say that prisoners have to pay for the problems to be fixed,” the source added.

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