Punishing conditions: Inside Israel's only women's prison
Haaretz reporter Vered Lee wonders what can be done to improve the abysmal environment at Neve Tirza.
About five years ago, I interviewed a 32-year-old inmate at Neve Tirza who had been sentenced to a 25-year prison term for murder and robbery. At the age of 13, she began using drugs, and by the time of her arrest she was addicted. In prison she stopped using drugs for the first time in her life. She reflected the victimization profile of the prisoners: a past as a girl without a childhood, a teenager who was...
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