Balancing the scales of justice inside Israel's prisons
The committees that decide whether to release prisoners are being reformed amid accusations that they refuse legal representation to those in need.
When Israeli prisoners become eligible for release, they appear before committees, which determine whether they deserve freedom or further imprisonment. The release committees also decide whether prisoners are entitled to be represented before them by a public defender free of charge. After harsh criticism of the committees — which are each staffed by four Prison Service employees...
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