Pending budget approval
Three rehabilitation projects proposed for Kurdistan Region prisons
ERBIL – The General Directorate of Prisons in the Kurdistan Region has proposed adding three new departments to its facilities, pending additional funding.
The new departments would include a rehabilitation academy, a psychological support hub, and a center focused on drug-related issues, according to Ihsan Abdulrahman, the director general of prisons. Abdulrahman told 964media that a request for extra funding to launch these sections has been submitted.
“These divisions will help us significantly in promoting awareness and guiding detainees, especially those arrested for drug-related offenses and those battling addiction,” Abdulrahman said.
Currently, the Kurdistan Region operates six major prison facilities, accommodating over 7,000 inmates.
In the past year, the directorate facilitated 105 training courses and 276 workshops and seminars for prisoners.
“Our goal is to expand these educational and therapeutic programs to more effectively meet the psychological needs of detainees,” Abdulrahman stated.