Chamchamal Prison

Chamchamal prison is located in the small town of Chamchamal, west of Sulaimani province in northern Iraq.   In 2009, a US-funded project to renovate the Chamchamal facilities

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Chamchamal prison is located in the small town of Chamchamal, west of Sulaimani province in northern Iraq.

 

In 2009, a US-funded project to renovate the Chamchamal facilities was completed. The $29-million renovations included 2000 dormitory style beds for adult males and 1000 high security cell type rooms for adults. In October 2009, prisoners from Baghdad were transferred to Chamchamal due to riots.[i] Because families for most of these prisoners were from the middle and southern parts of Iraq, in 2012 the International Committee of the Red Cross sponsored travel costs for 85 families to visit detainees in Chamchamal.[ii]

 

In June 2014, Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered for 2,000 Shiite prisoners from Chamchamal be release in order to join the milita in the fight against Sunni insurgents advancing on Baghdad.[iii] 

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[i] "Renovate and Expand Chamchamal Correctional Facility." Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. Retrieved 2014-07-31.

 

[ii] "Iraq: Family visits to prison bring smiles and hope." International Committee of the Red Cross. Retrieved 2014-08-01.

 

[iii] Maliki Orders Inmates Freed to Join Militia; Baghdad Asks for US Air Strikes." Rudaw.net. Retrieved 2014-08-01

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