The prison authority (SHABAS) has decided not to close 10th block of the prison «Maasiyahu», in which he served the sentence Ehud Olmert and several other convicts in the case of Holyland. This was reported by Walla News website.
The decision to build the 10th unit was adopted by the Bureau of prisons and General security service (Shin bet) after a court sentenced former Prime Minister to a prison term. This unit is considered the most isolated, for security used surveillance cameras and other technologies. Inmates do not intersect with the other prisoners «Maasiyahu». According to the media, the construction and equipment of this unit was about $ 4 million shekels.
Before the release of Ehud Olmert in the Management of prisons weighed the possibility to close a special unit, but there are prisoners transfer to normal housing. But that plan SCHABAS refused.
The press service of the SCHABAS said that «at this stage» decided to continue using 10-th block.