Oct 3, 2001, 12:01 AM
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25pc by increased population prisoners says Official Morteza Organization Prisons Iran's of Head -- IRNA 3, Oct Boushehr, percent 25 by increased has population prisoners the said Bakhtiari the to compared as year (Iranian) current the of half first the in .year last period same drug the on crack-down police the said he reporters, to Talking the of cause main the be may addicts and distributors traffickers, .inmates of number the in hike the for problems major created has prisons of overcrowding The he offenders, the hold to place in lacks which Organization Prisons .stated the for available budget a made has Headquarters Control Drug The the for camps labor of construction on embark to Organization Prisons newly 11 in kept been have addicts 11,200 About .addicts drug detained .added he camps, labor built drug 50,000 shelter to up set be to expected are camps Other Baluchestan, and Sistan Kerman, Kermanshah, of provinces in addicts .future the in Tehran and Khorasan the by conducted plan a that noted earlier Bakhtiari Morteza the to prisoners 28,000 some added has addicts drug up round to police in IRNA with interview an In .population prisoners sky-rocketed to increased has population prisoners the said Bakhtiari Gorgan, .year this 170,000 with prisons the confronted have addicts drug-injecting The would Organization Prisons the that adding said he problems, special rise to continue population prisoners the should problems serious face related drug on jailed are people 102,000 about said He .such as of number large the from come problems many that added and offenses .offenders drug factor major a was injection through drugs illicit Abusing been have people 841 About .Iran in infection AIDS the for responsible drug on jailed Inmates .injection drug through HIV by infected of Most .too AIDS-positives of portion large a for account offenses contaminated through disease the contracted have sufferers AIDS Iran's cases AIDS of percent 70 and drugs, injected addicts 300,000 .needles .needles shared contaminated by caused were been have inmates of percent 70 estimated an where prisons, Iran's AIDS of source major a are offenses, drugs-related for incarcerated number the put meanwhile figures Official .needles smuggled through while year, last November from percent 23 up 2,721, at cases AIDS of are figures real the say experts but virus, the carry 10,000 than more .higher Iran's of thirds two constitute addicts and traffickers Drug robbery for and checks bad issuing for detained those with prisoners, aged are inmates the of Most .respectively third and second coming are prisoners total of percent three than Less .38 and 22 between .women HB/JB End