A new, modern prison has been built in the northern outskirts of Lhasa, ICT has reported following a fact-finding mission to Tibet. Located close to Outridu Prison – Sangyip’s Fifth Unit, the new facility has two or three cell blocks of 12 to 14 cells each, and may be the Sixth Unit of the Sangyip complex. The lack of outdoor space suggests that the new prison may be a high security facility. It could also be a city or prefectural level Public Security Bureau detention centre.
ICT also reported that Chinese authorities are building two new cell blocks for Outridu. Each has 16 cells with a likely capacity of 6 to 10 prisoners per cell, expanding capacity by 200 to 300.