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News and updates about Israel Prison Service

Due to Prison Overcrowding:

IDF cancels arrests in Judea and Samaria

Security bodies are prioritizing arrests and releasing terrorists with 'low risk' to make room in the prisons.

IDF cancels arrests in Judea and Samaria

IDF sending noncombat soldiers to guard Hamas terrorists

Soldiers without combat training or any experience working together are being used due to lack of cohesive prison force.

IDF sending noncombat soldiers to guard Hamas terrorists

IPS turned away female soldiers allocated to guard terrorists

The IDF allocated over 70 female soldiers to the Israel Prison Service to guard terrorists, but due to past incidents of harassment by terrorists, the organization refused to assign them where they would come into contact with terrorists.

IPS turned away female soldiers allocated to guard terrorists

Ben-Gvir:

'There's no such thing as not attending events'

At a ceremony held today (Monday) at the Ministry of National Security, Kobi Yaakobi was appointed as Commissioner of the Israel Prison Service (IPS).

'There's no such thing as not attending events'

Elad terrorists' sentencing postponed for security reasons

The sentencing date for the terrorists, who killed four Israelis in Elad using axes, was postponed three times because the Israel Prison Service refuses to bring them to court.

Elad terrorists' sentencing postponed for security reasons

Masada Unit commander to light security forces' bonfire this year

Minister Miri Regev has decided that the commander of the Israel Prison Service Masada Unit will represent the security forces this year at the Independence Day firelighting ceremony.

Masada Unit commander to light security forces' bonfire this year

Ben-Gvir opposes visits to captured Hamas terrorists

Minister Ben-Gvir to the Prime Minister: 'The British probably did not internalize that the mandate has ended - their demand for an inspector's visit is an infringement on state sovereignty'.

Ben-Gvir opposes visits to captured Hamas terrorists

Due to shortage of space:

Terrorists to be released from prisons

100 terrorists held under administrative detention will be released following the Ministry of Finance's refusal to finance additional prison cells.

Terrorists to be released from prisons

State Comptroller:

Female soldiers assigned to guard terrorists are at risk of abuse

State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman warns that the female soldiers assigned to guard captured terrorists are likely to suffer sexual abuse. 'The writing is clearly on the wall.'

Female soldiers assigned to guard terrorists are at risk of abuse

Administrative detainee:

'It was like Guantanamo Bay'

A Palestinian Arab prisoner claims that he was subject to severe degradation and abuse by Israeli forces while in administrative detention. The Israeli forces claim to be investigating his complaint.

'It was like Guantanamo Bay'

Ben Gvir:

'We are going back to the same misconception'

National Security Min. Itamar Ben Gvir tells Arutz Sheva: 'Prime Minister is nearing the moment when he will have to make a decision, whether he is following Gantz's path or that of Otzma Yehudit.'

'We are going back to the same misconception'

Ben-Gvir:

'The ISA thinks we live in Switzerland'

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir denounced plans to release a group of Palestinian administrative detainees.

'The ISA thinks we live in Switzerland'

Senior terrorist served meat, guard to be charged

Senior terrorist figure Marwan Barghouti was given meat over Shabbat, in violation of orders that terrorists only be served vegetarian meals.

Senior terrorist served meat, guard to be charged

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Hatikva played nonstop for Oct. 7th murderers

National Security Minister Ben-Gvir says Nukhba terrorists are kept cuffed in a dark room and sleep on iron beds.

Hatikva played nonstop for Oct. 7th murderers

'What was won't be':

How Hamas murderers are treated in prison | Watch

Over 2,600 terrorists have found themselves in Israel's prisons over the past month, where they spend their time cuffed and in solitude.

How Hamas murderers are treated in prison | Watch

State of emergency declared at Ma'asiyahu Prison

Guards noticed that a portion of the bars on a cell had been removed, but did not find any signs of deliberate sabotage.

State of emergency declared at Ma'asiyahu Prison

Female guard claims prisoner blackmailed her

One of the guards suspected of an intimate relationship with a security prisoner claimed the prisoner threatened her to force intimacy.

Female guard claims prisoner blackmailed her

Amiram Ben-Uliel moved to religious prison wing for holiday

Man convicted of Duma arson murders moved out of solitary confinement for High Holidays.

Amiram Ben-Uliel moved to religious prison wing for holiday

Prime Minister vs. Ben-Gvir:

'No such decision has yet been made'

Minister Ben-Gvir ordered to reduce visitation for security prisoners. Prime Minister Netanyahu denies the decision has yet been made.

'No such decision has yet been made'

Friends of the detainees:

'Prisons Service methods are a verbatim copy of the KGB's'

Friends and family of administrative detainees gather outside the Rimonim Prison to protest the conditions of the detention.

'Prisons Service methods are a verbatim copy of the KGB's'

Administrative detainees prevented from moving to religious wing

Families of the detainees allege a series of abuses of their loved ones due to a rally in their support.

Administrative detainees prevented from moving to religious wing

Ben-Gvir's reform:

1000 NIS raise for police and correctional officers

The Ministry of National Security will pay law enforcement officers approximately 1,000 shekels more per month to swell police ranks.

1000 NIS raise for police and correctional officers

Conflict between Ben-Gvir and Prison Service Commissioner

Those close to the National Security Minister allege Chief Warden Katy Perry is attempting to get revenge on him.

Conflict between Ben-Gvir and Prison Service Commissioner

Ben-Gvir orders dental benefits cancelled for security prisoners

A new directive in Israel's prisons will require security prisoners to pay out of pocket for dental care previously funded by the state.

Ben-Gvir orders dental benefits cancelled for security prisoners

Jewish prisoner kept in solitary for holiday despite orders

Amiram Ben-Uliel, an observant Jewish prisoner, was kept in solitude for Shavuot despite Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir's orders to the contrary.

Jewish prisoner kept in solitary for holiday despite orders

Gilboa Prison escape

Investigation report: Prison Commissioner will not be dismissed

The report also concludes: the prison warden should be removed, but he has already finished his service with the Prison Services.

Investigation report: Prison Commissioner will not be dismissed

Contrary to directive:

Terrorists permitted showering time of 20 minutes

Israel reportedly promises terrorist prisoners that their conditions won't be worsened in exchange for them calling off a hunger strike.

Terrorists permitted showering time of 20 minutes

Israel offers Palestinian prisoners to move to Jordanian prisons

According to the reported deal, Palestinians with Jordanian citizenship could serve their sentence in Jordan.

Israel offers Palestinian prisoners to move to Jordanian prisons

Likud MK seeks to bar female soldiers from prison service

A proposed bill would forbid stationing female soldiers in prisons in an attempt to end a recently revealed pattern of sexual harassment.

Likud MK seeks to bar female soldiers from prison service

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 to 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.

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 thwarted

IDF to re-examine allowing compulsory service 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

Watchdog: Jailed terrorists enjoy a variety of TV channels

'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

Jailed Arab terrorists vaccinated before citizens

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

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

A 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 smuggling 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

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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.

Israeli prison guards preparing for kidnappings, terror attacks

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.

Massive crackdown on organized crime amid threats to jailers

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

Jerusalem

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.

Pensioners break into PMs office: 'This is war'