Tuesday, December 28, 2010

'Israeli Prisons More Like Dungeons'

A new report released by the Israel Bar Association (IBA) says the situation in Israeli prisons is terrible for inmates and that the detention centers look more like dungeons than prisons.

Most solitary cells are crammed, windowless and dim, giving the impression that prisoners are held in the cells for severe punishment rather than imprisonment, Israeli daily Ha'aretz reported on Monday.

"It's difficult to ignore the feeling that isolation as practiced today serves a function of punishment rather than imprisonment," the report said.'


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