List of prisons in Afghanistan

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There are approximately 77 prisons and detention facilities in Afghanistan,[1][2][3] and at least one maximum security prison primarily for enemy combatants. The following is an incomplete list of prisons in Afghanistan:

Prisons in Afghanistan
Prison Status Classification Managed Opened Capacity Location
Parwan Detention Facility Operational Maximum Ministry of Defense 2009 ? Bagram Air Base, Parwan Province
Pul-e-Charkhi prison Operational Minimum Ministry of Interior 1970s 5,000 Kabul
Herat Prison[4][5][6][7][8][9] Operational Minimum[10] Ministry of Interior ? 3,500[11] Herat
Kandahar Prison[12] Operational Minimum Ministry of Interior ? 1,900[13] Kandahar
Nangarhar Prison[14] Operational Minimum Ministry of Interior ? 1,700[15] Jalalabad
Balkh Prison[16] Operational Minimum Ministry of Interior ? ? Mazar-i-Sharif[17]
Ghazni Prison[18] Operational Minimum Ministry of Interior ? 500[19] Ghazni
Khost Prison[20] Operational Minimum Ministry of Interior ? 500 Khost
Kunduz Prison Operational Minimum Ministry of Interior ? Over 500[21] Kunduz
Helmand Prison[22][23] Operational Minimum Ministry of Interior ? ? Lashkar Gah
Salt Pit ? ? United States ? ? ?
Dark prison ? ? United States ? ? ?
Total capacity

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "UN Finds Progress In Torture Eradication In Afghan Prisons". TOLOnews. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  2. ^ "UN: Some Progress In Afghanistan Torture Eradication, But Much Left To Do". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  3. ^ "More Than 300 Afghan Children, Many Older Than 5, Home Is Mother's Cellblock". The New York Times. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  4. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-prison/alarm-rises-for-afghan-women-prisoners-after-western-troops-leave-idUSBRE9BI04H20131219
  5. ^ https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2018/01/10/71-pardoned-prisoners-released-herat-jail
  6. ^ https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2017/01/22/female-herat-prisoners-upbeat-about-post-jail-life
  7. ^ https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2016/12/03/55-prisoners-released-herat-prison
  8. ^ https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2015/07/27/scores-prisoners-released-prison-herat
  9. ^ https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2013/03/18/herat-prison-officials-arrested
  10. ^ http://awwproject.org/2011/02/behind-bars/
  11. ^ https://www.transterramedia.com/collections/3567-the-male-prison-in-herat-in-afghanistan
  12. ^ https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2018/12/30/kandahar-central-jail-should-move-out-city-residents
  13. ^ "60 prisoners released from Kandahar jail". Pajhwok Afghan News. 6 March 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  14. ^ https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2018/06/06/131prisoners-released-nangarhar-jail
  15. ^ https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2017/08/10/34-prisoners-set-free-nangarhar-prison
  16. ^ https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2017/12/27/prisoners-flee-balkh-jail-after-gunbattle-security-guards
  17. ^ https://avarchives.icrc.org/Picture/131843
  18. ^ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34241882
  19. ^ http://www.cbsnews.com/news/taliban-afghanistan-prison-ghazni-frees-prisoners-kills-police/
  20. ^ https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2015/10/08/khost-prison-security-beefed-after-kunduz-jailbreak
  21. ^ http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/28/world/afghanistan-kunduz-taliban-attack/index.html
  22. ^ https://avarchives.icrc.org/Picture/131845
  23. ^ https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-fearing-more-jailbreaks-afghanistan-rushed-inmates-helmand-162705737.html

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