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Physicians for Human Rights-Israel: These Worldly Bars - Maltreatment and Neglect at the Israel Prison Service Medical Center - An Interim Report, March 2002

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel: These Worldly Bars - Maltreatment and Neglect at the Israel Prison Service Medical Center - An Interim Report, March 2002

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Maltreatment and Neglect at the Israel Prison Service Medical Center - An Interim Report, March 2002.
Maltreatment and Neglect at the Israel Prison Service Medical Center - An Interim Report, March 2002.

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These Worldly Bars
Maltreatment and Neglect at theIsrael Prison Service Medical Center
March 2002
Written by: Hadas ZivResearch: Hadas Ziv, Adi Tal, Yasser AkawiConsultation: Dr. Zeav WienerHebrew editing: Dr. Naama CarmiTranslation: Shaul VardiEnglish Editing: Miri WeingartenPrint: Arie Golan
 
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“This isn’t a place where you come to get better. It’s a place where you come to die slowly.” M.D., a prisoner hospitalized in the Israel Prison Service Medical Center, in testimony to Attorney Rabi’a Jabali.
 
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Table of Contents 
Introduction
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The Right to Receive Medical Care
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The Medical Center of the Israel Prison Service
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The Medical Services at the IPS Medical Center
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Medical Personnel at the IPS Medical Center
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Admittance to the IPS Medical Center
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Infringements of the Rights of Sick Prisoners
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Delays and Neglect in Provision of Medical Care
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1. Inappropriate Attitude on the Part of Physicians2. Abuse and Neglect of Patients in Need of Nursing Care 3. Intervention by Non-Medical Personnel in Medical Care4. Transfer to an External Hospital 5. Referral to Assaf Harofeh Hospital6. Threats against Prisoners Who File Complaints B.
 
Conditions of Imprisonment
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1. Accommodation2. Culture3. Food4. Recreation Yard5. Canteen
Two Deaths
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The Death of Atallah Tanus
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The Death of Shaul Nachmias
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Dual Loyalties – “Who Are You Working For, Doc?”
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Absence of External Supervision of the IPS
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Conclusion and Recommendations
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Responses 42
 

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