A heritage conference was held at Ramla Prison, Israel, on 24 November. During the meeting, the primary focus was to acknowledge the success of education centres in prison. The update about the heritage conference was shared on the official Facebook page of the Israel Prison Service.
The first prison education centres in Israel were opened nearly 40 years ago by the first teacher of the prison, Bilaha, who started to provide education and teach the inmates and the prisoners about various subjects. At the heritage conference, it came to attention that the current head of the education department, General Hadar Sela, was also born in the same year Bilaha started teaching the prisoners.
During the heritage conference, the education teachers met with each other and reflected the past- present- future of education in Israeli prisons. Furthermore, they understand that the sparkle, faith and hope in the eyes of the staff to restore the importance of education doesn’t fade away with time. General, Sela describes that during these many years, they have been able to preserve the entire restoration process of education in the prisons.
On the official social media handle of Israel Prison service, two photographs were shared showing different eras of Prison education. One of the photographs displays the start of the education services in Israel prison 40 years back with Bilaha, head of the education department then, standing in front of the department. The other picture shows the current head of the education department, Gen Hadar, meeting with Bilaha at yesterday’s heritage conference in Ramla Prison, Israel.
Moreover, education in prisons in Israel is being taken seriously, and all the inmates are being provided with valuable educational materials. The inmates have access to supervision from the department of education in prisons.
The initiative of education by Bilaha was considered a noble step towards the betterment of society and turning criminals into better human beings in their lives.
As per the reports, they are providing education in Israeli prisons that could bring out the human side of the inmates and will serve them after their punishment periods.