Israel's Public Security Minister Freezes Plan to Replace Old, Inadequate Women's Prison

Gilad Erdan halts 2014 decision to fund new facility in place of Neveh Tirza, which houses some 200 inmates and has repeatedly been subject to criticism for its poor facilities.

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Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has frozen plans to build a new women’s prison in Israel, Haaretz has learned. The new prison was meant to replace the old, heavily criticized Neveh Tirza Prison, the...