Jail Inmates Decrease

Jail Inmates DecreaseJail Inmates Decrease

There are 228,000 inmates in the country’s prisons at present, of whom 3% are women, and most of the prisoners are between 26 and 32 years, said Justice Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi in Tehran on Tuesday.

Nearly 43% of the inmates are serving sentences for drug abuse, he said, Mehr News Agency reported.

Last year there were 478,000 inmates in jails while the figure was 548,000 two years ago. In the past year that ended in March, 228,265 people were released from prisons.