Israel releases 230 prisoners early to reduce crowding amid COVID-19 fears

The Israeli Prison System released 230 offenders from prisons throughout Israel for a 30-day house arrest on Sunday, after which they will be released, in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The government decided on Friday to release hundreds of non-violent prisoners who are serving lighter sentences and nearing the end of their time in prison, and are expected to release approximately 400 inmates by the end of the bureaucratic process.