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  • Thursday ,14 January 2016
العربية

Presidency approves land allocation for mega prison

By Egypt Independent

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Thursday ,14 January 2016

Presidency approves land allocation for mega prison
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi gave final approval on Wednesday for the allocation of 103.22 feddans (43.4610 square meters) of state-owned land for the construction of a new central prison.
 
The new facility on the Cairo-Assiut road will also include training camps and a traffic department for Giza security services.
 
Human rights organizations have urged the government to establish new prisons in order to resolve inhumane overcrowding of prisoners which stands between 160-200 percent.