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Solitary confinement for inmates – Bid to enhance security

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 22: The Central Prison has decided to shift inmates serving prison terms in State Security related cases to solitary confinement in a different prison ward, reports Al-Qabas daily. The daily added, this decision coincided with the Ashoura nights — (10th day of Muharram), day of commemoration of the New Year in Islam and the Interior Ministry decision to protect Shiite mosques and Husseiniyas all over the country — in what is seen as a precautionary step to prevent the smuggling of contraband such as cell phones to the inmates. According to verbal instructions the State Security department has recommended monitoring prisoners convicted in State Security cases especially those linked to the Peninsula Lions.

The sources revealed Central Prison management ordered these prisoners into solitary confinement to prevent them from contacting each other and members of the sleeper cells and terrorist cells abroad and also to prevent the smuggling of all kinds of contraband. Strict instructions have been given to impose strict control on these inmates.

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