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Election day in Israel's jails: 80% of Israel's inmates cast their vote

The 55 polling stations in Israel's jails closed at 8:00 PM Tuesday and were promptly collected by poll workers.

80% of Israel's inmates cast their vote

Terrorist who murdered Rabbi Binyamin Kahane will remain in prison

Parole Board rejects request for terrorist Nasser Abu Khamid, who killed seven Israelis, to be released early on 'humanitarian grounds.'

Terrorist who murdered Rabbi Binyamin Kahane to remain in prison

Terrorist won't get free nose job

Prisons Service says it will fund only necessary medical treatments, female terrorist won't get free nose job.

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Attempt to smuggle phones to terrorists in prison thwarted

Family of security prisoner no longer allowed to visit prison after attempting to smuggle phones to terrorists in prison.

Attempt to smuggle phones to terrorists in prison thwartedplayer

IDF to re-examine allowing compulsory service soldiers to serve in Prison Service

Following expose on pimping of female soldiers in prisons, IDF, Defense Min., re-examine mandatory service in units outside IDF's own.

IDF to re-examine allowing compulsory service in Prison Service

IPS Chief: I won't be a scapegoat, won't resign

Prison Services head Katy Perry says she expects head of Gilboa Prison to resign after 6 terrorists escaped.

IPS Chief: I won't be a scapegoat, won't resign

Jailed terrorists enjoy a variety of TV channels, watchdog reveals

'Shameful that terrorists receive lavish benefits paid for by the Israeli taxpayer,' watchdog Im Tirtzu says.

Watchdog: Jailed terrorists enjoy a variety of TV channels

Suicide bombing suspects to be vaccinate well before most Israelis

20 prisoners, including those convicted of complicity in suicide bombings, were vaccinated against COVID-19 at Shikma prison

Jailed Arab terrorists vaccinated before citizens

Terrorists can pray in groups, but not Amiram Ben Uliel

Associates of Amiram Ben Uliel say Prison Service discriminates against him by banning him from Yom Kippur minyan.

Terrorists can pray in groups, but not Amiram Ben Uliel

Supreme Court approves restrictions on MKs visiting terrorists in prison

Supreme Court rejects petition against Israel Prison Service policy placing restrictions on MKs' visits to terrorists in prison.

Court approves restrictions on MKs visiting terrorists in prison

Prison Service discovers turmeric-flavored cell phone

Prison Service employees discover phones - hidden in boxes of spices.

A turmeric-flavored cell phone

Prison guard contracts coronavirus

82 Israelis have now been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Prison guard contracts coronavirus

Israeli prison guard arrested for allegedly smuggling cell phones to terrorists

Prison guard arrested on suspicion he helped smuggle cellular phones in to jailed Fatah terrorists serving time in an Israeli prison.

Israeli prison guard arrested for smuggling phones to terrorists

Terrorists will not be allowed to be photographed in jail

Israel Prison Service toughens procedures on jailed terrorists taking pictures inside the prison.

Terrorists will not be allowed to be photographed in jail

Stun grenade thrown at home of Prison Service officer

Police search for suspects after shots fired at Prison Service officer's home.

Stun grenade thrown at home of Prison Service officer

Attempt to smuggle phones into prison foiled

8 phones, dozens of SIM cards seized from truck bringing food for terrorists at Ktzi'ot prison.

Attempt to smuggle phones into prison foiled

Israel allows Hamas terrorists to meet in prison

Terrorists responsible for deadly suicide bombings brought to Ramon Prison for meeting as Hamas prisoners threaten hunger strike.

Israel allows Hamas terrorists to meet in prison

Smuggling of phones to terrorists in prison prevented

Fatah, PFLP terrorists caught attempting to smuggle 11 cell phones into Opher Prison in their bodies.

Smuggling of phones to terrorists in prison prevented

ISIS terrorist attacks Israeli prison guard

ISIS-affiliated prisoner attempts to stab guard after feigning illness in Ashkelon prison.

ISIS terrorist attacks Israeli prison guard

2 suspects arrested for plot to smuggle drugs into prison

Undercover operation nabs suspects attempting to bribe guard to smuggle drugs into prison.

2 suspects arrested for plot to smuggle drugs into prison

Hunger striking terrorists believed to be secretly eating

Israel Prison Service that many of the hunger striking terrorist prisoners stored food in their cells and are secretly eating.

Hunger striking terrorists believed to be secretly eating

Imprisoned Hamas terrorists begin hunger strike

Prison Service considering force-feeding prisoners engaged in hunger strike over jamming of smuggled cell phones.

Imprisoned Hamas terrorists begin hunger strike

Israeli prison guards preparing for kidnappings, terror attacks

After terror attack inside Israeli prison, guards training for possible future attacks as Hamas protests continue.

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Prison guards suspected of trading bribes for favors

Israel Prison Service officers arrested on suspicion of providing inmates with perks in exchange for kickbacks.

Prison guards suspected of trading bribes for favors

Jewish terrorist launches hunger strike over prison conditions

Admitted terrorist Yaakov Teitel begins hunger strike after being moved to solitary confinement.

Jewish terrorist launches hunger strike over prison conditions

Bomb explodes near home of prison intel officer

Explosive placed in vehicle near officer's home in central Israeli city of Elad. No injuries reported.

Bomb explodes near home of prison intel officer

Attempt to smuggle NIS 20,000 worth of phones to terrorists

18-year-old Arab caught smuggling thousands of dollars worth of phones to terrorists serving time in Ofer Prison.

Attempt to smuggle NIS 20,000 worth of phones to terrorists

Massive crackdown on organized crime amid threats to jailers

Israel's Prison Service calls in special forces amid mafia campaign to terrorize jailers. Scare campaign includes shooting, grenades.

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No visits for terrorist children's author

IPS denies visits to murderer of Moshe Tamam for 2 months for writing book while in prison.

No visits for terrorist children's author

Attempt to smuggle cellular phones into prison foiled

Prison Services intelligence foils attempt to smuggle cellular phones into prison, investigates terror connections.

Attempt to smuggle cellular phones into prison foiled

Pensioners break into PMs office: 'This is war'

Retired police and prison workers protest near PM office decision to grant salary supplement only to IDF career soldiers and pensioners.

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Benefits for terrorists in prison - against minister's wishes

Prison service grants benefits to terrorists for Muslim holidays - going against intended policy of Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan.

Benefits for terrorists in prison - against minister's wishes

Female soldier harassed by terrorist - silenced by officials

Guard says she was harassed by jailed terrorist, then silenced by prison authorities who warned her family would be 'sent back to Ethiopia'.

Female soldier harassed by terrorist - silenced by officials

'Why should murderers in prison watch the World Cup?'

Father of terror victim says IPS may decide to ignore Internal Security Minister's directive to stop Hamas members from watching World Cup.

'Why should murderers in prison watch the World Cup?'

Rivlin examining 'special pardon' for 70th Independence day

President visits prisons, rehabilitation facilities. 'The power to pardon is a great privilege, but it is also a heavy responsibility.'

Rivlin examining 'special pardon' for 70th Independence day

Olmert in trouble again

Justice Ministry to investigate former PM for writing book containing classified information while in prison.

Olmert in trouble again

PA: 80% of hunger strikers' demands were met

PA official claims Israel agreed to 80 percent of the demands of hunger striking terrorists.

PA: 80% of hunger strikers' demands were met

Hunger-striking terrorists demand more TV

Hunger strikers demand access to minimum of 20 television channels and access to free university education.

Hunger-striking terrorists demand more TV

700 terrorists begin hunger strike

Marwan Barghouti leads hunger strike, most of the hunger-striking terrorists belong to Fatah, some are Hamas and 'lone wolf' terrorists.

700 terrorists begin hunger strike

Israeli prisons prepare for terrorist hunger strike

Hunger strike led by terrorist murderer Marwan Barghouti to begin tonight. 'Strike motivated by Barghouti's campaign for PA leadership.'

Israeli prisons prepare for terrorist hunger strike