Ayalon prison 370.
(photo credit: Reuters)
Security prisoners rioted on Wednesday morning at Megiddo Prison, with three
inmates suffering light injuries from pepper spray used by wardens to disperse
Prisons Service spokesman Sivan Weitzman said that the
prisoners began banging on the doors of their cells, throwing trash and other
objects at wardens, and torched a drying rack they used to hang up their
Authorities sent in reinforcements, and officers managed to take
control of the security block, while using pepper spray against the
Weitzman said the disturbances started after the prison decided
to move two security prisoners out of the block and into isolation. She said the
decision was made after they had refused orders given to them by
Also on Wednesday, an inmate was found dead in his cell at
Hasharon Prison. The Prisons Service said it has not yet determined the cause of
death but does not suspect foul play or suicide.
Though his name has not
yet been cleared for publication, the man is 40 years old and is serving a
20-year-sentence for attempted murder and armed robbery.