Mechanisms for dealing with prisoners'
complaints,and systemic faults in these mechanisms in Israel
Prisoner petitions 7Petitions to the Prison Director and to the Prisons' Commissioner 9Petitions to the Israeli Police/National Unit for Investigating Prison Staff (NUIPS) 10Petitions to the Ombudsman in the Ministry of Public Security 11Petitions to the Ombudsman in the Office of the State Comptroller 13Petitions to Official Visitors 13The Ministry of Health Ombudsman 13Appeals to Physicians for Human Rights-Israel 16
Prison Service External Oversight Mechanisms:Theory vs. Practice
18External oversight of the Israel Prison Service (IPS) 18Problems with external oversight of IPS 19Transparency regarding health 23
Efforts by Physicians for Human Rights-Israel toensure external oversight over implementation of theRight to Health behind prison bars.
The costs of concealment
32Failures in the Israel Prison Service Health System - Systemic failures 33Failures in the Prison Service Health System - individual cases 40
It could be different – Transparency in other countries
The term prisoner is used in this context to denote persons held by the Israel Prison Service. Whennot quoting Israeli legislation, the more general term "inmate" is employed.