Early Parole Bill to Ease Overcrowding in Prisons Advances, Hundreds to Win Early Release

The bill is part of efforts to meet an end-2018 High Court of Justice deadline to increase the minimum cell area for each prisoner to 4.5 square meters

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Hundreds of prisoners are expected to win early release starting December 20 after the Knesset Interior and Environment Committee approved a bill that would free 830 prisoners by April 2019. The bill is part...