A new project at the Ma'asiyahu prison where inmates with emotional and social disorders are treated with the help of dogs.
Published in Innovation Exchange 16, 2012
The Dror Central Unit, the operational intelligence arm of the IPS's Operations Wing and its Intelligence Section, has recently undergone a process of redefinition and its activities have been upgraded. It has been transformed from a narcotics unit to a national unit whose mission is to combat crime inside and outside the walls of Israel's prisons. Dror's specialty is to catch the culprit red-handed.
Written by Israel Prison Service Spokesperson Office
The petting zoos at Neveh Tirza and Ofek Prisons are a laboratory for the development of human compassion and offer an opportunity for prisoners to feel responsibility for another living being, in this case, an animal. In the petting zoos, prisoners can lavish love, warmth and attention on the zoo's animals. "For the first time in my life, I can see what it's like to be a mother," says one prisoner, who views with some degree of envy a rabbit looking after her young.
Written by the Israel Prison Services Spokesperson Office