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        6/12/2012, Sivan 22, 5772

      C'tee OKs 2 Committee Chairmen as Prison Comptrollers


      The Knesset Interior and Environmental Protection Committee approved, Tuesday morning, a law to appoint Committee Chairman Amnon Cohen and Chairman David Rotem of the Constitution, Laws and Justice Committee as auditors of the Prisons Service. The appointment will allow them to visit prisons at any time without notice to inspect the detention conditions in a close and direct manner.

      The measure was approved in full agreement with the Department of Public Safety and will put Israel in advanced international standing in terms of prisoner treatment. The bill will go to the Knesset very soon for final approval.