March 6, 2011
The head of the Prison Organizations, Qolamhussein Ismaieli said, “In the past one and half years, 55 thousand people were added to the total number of prisoners in Iran”. This is while prison space has not even increased 55 meters. “Currently, the capacity of prisons across the country is to hold 85 thousand prisoners but these prisons hold more than 220 thousand prisoners”. These figures are only a part of the true figures and do not include prisoners in secret detention centers, safe homes which belong to the RGC and the Ministry of Intelligence and other secret and suppressive institutions.