Unfit conditions at Saharonim migrant detention center

04.02.2014                      04.Adar I.5774

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Unfit conditions at Saharonim migrant detention center

Lawyers say facility does not comply with approved blueprints, some cells lack toilets.

A report by lawyers who were authorized by the Israel Bar Association to audit conditions at Saharonim prison in southern Israel, which is used as a detention center for African asylum seekers, details numerous problems with the facility. The report’s authors say construction of the facility did not comply with the approved blueprints, that the actual amount of living space per inmate is less than planned and that some cells lack toilets….