Thursday, November 1, 2007

Iran wins international prison award

Thu, 01 Nov 2007 06:49:55

Iran's Evin Penitentiary and Correctional Center
The International Corrections and Prisons Association, has awarded Iran with The Offender Management and Reintegration Award of 2007.

Parviz Afshar, an advisor to Iran's Ministry of Welfare and Social Security received the prize at the 9th Annual General Meeting and Conference, held on October 21-26.

"Iran was the recipient of 3 out of 7 awards given by the ICPA," Afshar said, adding that one of the awards was presented to Iran Prisons Organization.

The organization created a positive environment for implementation of its programs, of which HIV/AIDS and harm reduction plan is one of the most successful one.

Afshar is also a temporary adviser for WHO, UNODC & UNAIDS.

The ICPA is an organization devoted to improving global understanding and professionalism in the correctional sector.


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