Three women social workers have been suspended on suspicion of having conducted romantic relationships, including sex, with prison inmates.
The three, employed at the Nitzan Prison in Ramla, on the coastal plain, and at the Hermon Prison in the northern Galilee, are expected to be fired, Hadashot news reported on Tuesday.
They have been employed by the prisons service for less than a year and admitted to the accusations against them, according to the television report.
An internal prison service inquiry concluded that no suspicious or banned items were exchanged between the women and the prisoners during their relationships.
“This is a serious incident, opposed to the norms of the Prisons Service,” said the service’s chief, Ofra Klinger. “I must emphasize that the three cases were dealt with quickly and seriously after they came to light, and were investigated.”