Ministry of Justice (Iraq)
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The Ministry of Justice of Iraq (MoJ) is the federal government ministry concerned with judicial and prosecutorial training, publishing the Official Gazette, notaries public, deeds and records, and since 5 June 2004, prisons. Since 21 December 2010, Hassan al Shimari has been the Iraqi justice minister.
The ministry has a staff of 13,619 (2007), 130 courthouses and headquarters located are at the Ministry of Justice Building.
- Abdel Hussein Shandal - May 3, 2005-May 20, 2006
- Hashem al-Shebly - May 20 2006-March 31, 2007
- Safa al-Safi - March 31, 2007-February 19, 2009 (acting)
- Dara Nur al-Din - February 19, 2009-December 21, 2010
Iraqi Correctional Service
Iraqi Correctional Service is a sub-agency of the MoJ that is responsible for prisons in Iraq and headed by a Director General (Juma'a Hussein Zamil).
Prior to 2004, various ministries (Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (juvenile detention facilities)) and Kurdish Regional Government were charged with prions across Iraq. 
ICS handles 37,681 prisoners (2009) in various facilities in the country.
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