Bahrain’s main prison overcrowded: Report


Manama: Bahrain’s main prison is operating at 33 per cent over capacity and authorities should promptly step in to reduce the overcrowding, an official report said.

The prison in Jaw held 1,608 prisoners, but had a capacity of only 1,201, according to the report drafted by the country’s Ombudsman following a three-day visit from September 3-5 to the facility in the south of Bahrain.

The report urged authorities to separate prisoners aged between 15 and 18 from other categories and to install surveillance cameras in all buildings, corridors and wards.

Read the full report on: Ombudsman_Inspection_Report.pdf