Cabinet Decides to Harshen Hamas Jail Conditions

Internal security minister given a freer hand by Security Cabinet to take away frills of prison life for jailed Hamas terrorists.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 6/17/2014, 3:55 PM

Israeli in Indian Prison After Forgetting Bullet in Backpack

Steve Silvenchev is one of several Israelis who are or have been in prison abroad for the 'crime' of forgetting to clean out a backpack.Yosef Berger, 4/17/2014, 12:40 PM

Are British Prisons A 'Terrorist Breeding Ground'?

UK up in arms after survey reveals Islamists radicalizing prisoners from the inside, Al Qaeda literature found in cells.Tova Dvorin, 3/30/2014, 11:48 AM

Jonathan Pollard Released from Hospital - and Back to His Cell

Israeli agent returns to prison cell, but still in excruciating pain, according to wife Esther.Tova Dvorin, 3/10/2014, 8:50 PM

Tel Aviv Bus Bomber Gets 25-Year Prison Sentence

Judge: 'no leniency' for Muhammad Faraj, Hamas terrorist responsible for the November 2012 #142 bus bombing in Tel Aviv.Tova Dvorin, 3/10/2014, 1:17 PM

Arab Terrorists Sentenced Over Temple Mount Firebombing

Shua'fat residents sentenced to prison time for firebombing Mount, wounding police officer.Tova Dvorin, 2/25/2014, 3:59 PM

Mysteries Remain Over Rimonim Prison Shooting

Attorney says convicted murderer Samuel Sheinbein was sending 'cries for help' for weeks; wounded officers, prisoner recovering.Tova Dvorin, 2/24/2014, 7:29 PM

Israeli Arab Sentenced to Prison for Joining Al Qaeda in Syria

Taibe resident Abdel Qader Altlitha sentenced to 15-month prison sentence for joining Al-Nusra Front in Syria.Tova Dvorin, 2/10/2014, 10:56 PM

Syria: Rebels Release Inmates in Prison Attack

Thousands of inmates are released following suicide bomb on Aleppo prison; clashes continue.Tova Dvorin, 2/7/2014, 10:26 AM

Jailed Terrorist's Wife Has Son With Smuggled Sperm

Case is first of its kind in Gaza, although Judea and Samaria Arab prisoners have smuggled out sperm to have kids in past.Ari Yashar, 1/11/2014, 8:19 PM

Bangladesh: Newspaper Editor Jailed for Trying to Visit Israel

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury's set to add fuel to criticism over Bangladeshi government's human rights record.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 1/9/2014, 12:30 PM

Human Rights Watch: Kuwait Wrong For Imprisoning Shiite Tweeter

Man, 23, sentenced to 10 years for religious insults; Human Rights Watch: Release him immediately.Tova Dvorin, 10/29/2013, 3:53 PM

Rabbi Describes Yom Kippur in Prison

Rabbi Yekutiel Vizner describes heart-rending prayers of prisoners.Maayana Miskin, 9/15/2013, 8:17 AM

Hareidi Extremists Publish Guide to Military Prison

Booklet urges hareidi youth to risk prison rather than enlist. ‘This isn’t a Soviet state – yet.’Maayana Miskin, 9/13/2013, 11:51 AM

Hamas Rocket-Maker Goes on Hunger Strike

Dirrar Abu-Sisi, captured in the Ukraine in an apparent Mossad operation, accused of helping Hamas develop its rocket capabilities.Ari Soffer, 8/23/2013, 9:03 AM

Report: Israel Held a Second ‘Prisoner X’

A second man was reportedly being held in the same top-security conditions as former spy.Maayana Miskin, 7/9/2013, 8:43 AM

Samaria ‘Spies’ Accompanied to Jail with Song, Dancing

Jewish men who warned others of impending home demolitions are sent to jail.Maayana Miskin, 6/19/2013, 12:41 PM

Cuban Spy Released By US Urges Talks with Havana

US and Cuba should hold serious talks on release of imprisoned American, said Cuban spy released from American prison.Arutz Sheva staff, 6/2/2013, 10:22 PM

Israeli Bedouin Imprisoned in Egypt Begins Hunger Strike

An Israeli Bedouin who has been imprisoned in Egypt for more than 12 years on spying charges has begun an open-ended hunger strike.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/24/2013, 5:29 PM

Three Saudis Imprisoned for Plotting to Kill Americans

An anti-terror court has sentenced three Saudis to six years in prison each for plotting to kill Americans. Arutz Sheva staff, 4/23/2013, 9:07 AM

Terrorist Prisoner Stabs Guard

A terrorist serving time in Israel for attempted murder stabbed a guard in the neck.Maayana Miskin, 4/21/2013, 12:56 PM

Israel Responds to UNICEF Report, Cites ‘Ongoing Cooperation’

Israel responded Wednesday to a UNICEF report claiming its prison service “systematically” mistreats Palestinian Authority Arab “children.”Chana Ya'ar, 3/6/2013, 2:50 PM

UN Claims Israel Mistreats PA Arab 'Children'

A United Nations agency is claiming that Israel “systematically” mistreats Palestinian Authority Arab minors.Chana Ya'ar, 3/6/2013, 2:34 PM

Zygier Arrested for Crime Far 'More Serious' Than Believed

Zygier not “only” arrested for relaying classified information, but for a crime far more serious, said former Australian Foreign Minister.Rachel Hirshfeld, 2/19/2013, 11:06 AM

WTC Terrorist Serving Life Term Sues to End Solitary Confinement

A convicted terrorist serving a life sentence has reportedly filed a lawsuit arguing he should be released from solitary confinement.Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/18/2013, 5:22 PM

Australia to Investigate 'Prisoner X' Affair

Canberra said it is seeking answers from Israel over 2010 death of Australian known as "Prisoner X" in a Tel Aviv prison as part of probe.Arutz Sheva staff, 2/17/2013, 3:26 PM

Peres: Yigal Amir will Rot in Jail

President Peres visits prisoners, says one prisoner in particular will never be forgiven. Maayana Miskin, 2/12/2013, 4:42 PM

Israeli Killer Flees to Syria

An Israeli-Arab serving a 25-year sentence for murder has fled to war-torn Syria. Two relatives arrested.Maayana Miskin, 2/5/2013, 6:05 PM

Jewish Inmates in Florida to Receive Kosher Food

The Florida Department of Corrections agreed to serve kosher food to Jewish inmates, ending a five-year struggle. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/14/2013, 10:09 PM

France to Free Terrorist Culpable in Murder of Israeli Diplomat

France has approved the release of Lebanese man involved in the murder an Israeli diplomat and an American military officer. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/13/2013, 8:52 PM

Court Rules: Texas Jewish Inmate Should Be Served Kosher Food

A Jewish man imprisoned for murder in Texas should be served kosher meals, a federal appeals court ruled. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/1/2013, 8:38 PM

Pollard Returns to Prison After Week-Long Hospitalization

Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard returned to prison after spending last week in the hospital undergoing a battery of medical consultations.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/9/2012, 9:06 PM

Menorah Lighting Comes to New Jersey Prisons

Jewish inmates in New Jersey state prisons will be permitted to celebrate Chanukah with lit menorahs. Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/30/2012, 8:31 AM

Terror Suspect Reluctantly Released from British Prison

British authorities released terror suspect Abu Qatada on bail Tuesday. He will not be extradited to Jordan.Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/14/2012, 6:30 PM

Turkish Teacher Imprisoned for Likening Erdogan to Hitler

A school teacher was sentenced to one year in prison for likening Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Adolf Hitler. Rachel Hirshfeld, 9/5/2012, 5:44 PM

Longest Serving Female Inmate in US Released from Prison

Betty Smithey, the longest-incarcerated woman in America, was released from custody after serving 49 years in prison for murdering an infantRachel Hirshfeld , 8/15/2012, 7:24 PM

Terrorists in New Hunger Strike

PA terrorists in Israeli prisons learn hunger strikes are effective, begin another one less than a month after a deal ends the last one.Maayana Miskin, 6/10/2012, 10:46 AM

Pleas for Orthodox Jewish American Detained in Bolivia

The Orthodox Jewish community has been rallying support for Jacob Ostreicher, a Jewish American who is being detained in a Bolivian prison. Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/31/2012, 11:06 AM

Jailed Terrorists Planned Shalit-Type Abduction

Terrorists inside Israeli jails planned an abduction that would bring about their own freedom.Gil Ronen, 5/29/2012, 2:01 PM

Gross: 'It's Very Comforting to Know I'm Not Forgotten'

Alan Gross thanks Jewish community for efforts in attempting to secure his release; Says, "It's very comforting to know I'm not forgotten."Rachel Hirshfeld , 5/25/2012, 1:13 PM

Official: Cuba Willing to Negotiate Release of Alan Gross

Cuban authorities may be ready to negotiate the status of jailed American Alan Gross, a senior Cuban official said.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/16/2012, 11:32 AM

Arab MK Treats Hunger-Striking Prisoner Who Collapsed in Court

MK Ahmed Tibi treated an Arab prisoner who went on a hunger strike 66 days ago after he collapsed in court. Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/3/2012, 4:57 PM

Solidarity Riot for Hunger Strike Prisoners at Ofer Prison

Palestinian Authority Arabs rioted outside Ofer Military Prison on Wednesday over two prisoners whose hunger strike entered a 65th day.Chana Ya'ar, 5/2/2012, 5:16 PM

Arrest Warrant Against Lebanese Man Accused of Contacting Israel

Military judge issued arrest warrant for Lebanese man accused of providing information regarding missing Israeli soldier, Ron Arad. Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/24/2012, 11:43 AM

Shin Bet Foils Another Hamas Kidnapping Plot

Imprisoned Hamas terrorist was revealed to be plotting and instructing the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers.Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/17/2012, 8:09 PM

Nevada Prison Trying to Force Non-Kosher Food Diet

A federal judge in Nevada has temporarily barred a Nevada prison from refusing to serve Kosher food to an Orthodox prisoner.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/13/2012, 3:54 PM

Fires Break Out in Jail Cells, Prisoner Bus

Two fire-related incidents involving Arab security prisoners took place Thursday morningDavid Lev, 1/26/2012, 1:35 PM

Amir May Once Again be Totally Isolated from Other Prisoners

The Prisons Service is seeking to ban Yigal Amir from continuing in study sessions, isolating him from all contact with fellow prisoners.David Lev, 1/5/2012, 4:13 AM