The Division of Legal Psychiatrics, also called the Center for Mental Health (Maban in Hebrew), is located within the Magen prison. The division contains two psychiatric wards - an opened and a closed one - and a national ambulatory service, which is provided in the clinics of all prisons.
The psychiatric medical staff belongs to the Ministry of Health and includes psychiatrists, criminologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, nurses and a social worker; as well as prison guards, who are trained paramedics.
Some of the prisoners and detainees held in these wards were hospitalized willingly (as they were referred for hospitalization by the various prisons), while others have been admitted against their will for court-ordered observation or by order of the regional psychiatrist.
The hospitalization and treatment in the Maban wards are done according to the law for the care of the mentally ill and the Patients' Rights act. Most of the prisoners hospitalized in the wards suffer from a variety of mental illnesses and disturbances and are treated with medication, private therapy, individual and group occupational therapy, and group expressional and creative therapy.
The Maban ambulatory service includes psychiatric supervision, risk-level evaluations and designated group therapy for sex offenders.