Bribes Paid by Prisoners in Iraq

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Corruption within the criminal justice system of Iraq is reported to be rampant in the 10 year anniversary of the US invasion.

According to a media report, a prisoner in the Iraqi prison system stated that he had to pay $100 to prison guards in order to take a single shower.

Other reports state that even though a judge may set someone free, the person must still pay numerous bribes in order to be released.

Police officers are also reported to shakedown citizens because they need to recuperate the bribe they paid in order to become a police officer.

(Additional examples of police corruption.)

Source:  Patrick Cockburn, “Iraq 10 years on: How Baghdad became a city of corruption,” Independent, March 4, 2013.

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