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The problem with inadequate beds for prisoners, forces many of them to sleep on the floor. During winter months, the cold floor brings on illnesses for the prisoners. Prison authorities believe that inmates should only be transferred to the Infirmary when they have lost consciousness. Such an attitude led to the death of Omid Reza Mir Sayyafi in March 2009 inside Evin Prison’s Ward 7. The prisoners’ lack of access to sufficient and required nutrition has led prisoner families to object to the gaunt and pale appearances of their relatives inside Ward 350, demanding that authorities enable the prisoners to purchase food from the prison store.
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