In Lebanon, prisons and detention centers are chronically overcrowded. The World Prison Brief ranks the Lebanese prison and detention system as the 34 most overcrowded in the world. Severe overcrowding in prisons and detention centers has resulted in conditions that pose a significant threat to the health, safety, and dignity of detainees. Only Roumieh prison out of 24 detention centers was purposefully built for detention, partly explaining why detention centers fail to meet the United Nations Minimum Standards Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (Nelson Mandela Rules).

This report on detention and the Lebanese criminal justice sector, is submitted by the following NGOs:
ALEF act for human rights (ALEF)
Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH)
Association for Justice and Mercy (AJEM)
Proud Lebanon
Restart Center for rehabilitation of victims of violence and torture