Correction centers in Jordan
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There are 18 correction and rehabilitation centers / CRCs (ar. مركز اصلاح وتاهيل) in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan which are operated by the Public Security Departments prison service which answers to the Ministry of Interior.
List of jordanian prisons
Qafqafa, al Mwaggar 1, and Swaqa incarcerate only convicts and the rest house detainees and convicts in separate housing areas.
Swaqa correction center is the largest of all these centers with a capacity of 2200 inmates. It provides vocational and cultural rehabilitation programs
Fuhais mental hospital accommodates mentally ill prisoners.
|CRC (Latinized name)||Arabic name||Established||Designcapacity||Georeference||in operation?|
|Suwaqa prison||سجن سواقه||2000||yes|
|Qafqafa prison||سجن قفقفا|
|Al-Karak prison||سجن الكرك|
|Ma'an prison||سجن معان|
|Um Lulu est.||900|
|Zarqa prison||سجب الزرقاء||900||yes|
|Marka prison||سجب ماركا||900||yes|
|Irbid prison||سجن إربد|
|Al-Rusayfah Juvenile Prison|
|Detention and Interrogation Center of the GID||yes|
|Al-Jafr prison||سجن الجفر|
|Juweideh prison / men|
|Juweideh prison / women|
|Birain prison||سجن بيرين||650|
Human rights Abuses
- The use of Castor Oil pills during the initial examination. The goal is to provoke diarrhea in order to prevent prisoners from smuggling pills, drugs, razor blades and the like which were previously swallowed into the prison.
- Beatings by Darak and prison guards with metal sticks and cables
- Riots broke out among the Tanzimat of Juwaida, Swaqa and Qafqafa in March and April 2006
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