logoWho Profits released the following report on the involvement of Israeli and multinational corporations in the Israeli prison system:

On December 2013, the Israel Prison Service (IPS) responded to a freedom of information request by Who Profits, which was submitted three months earlier, regarding twenty-two corporations that provide services to Israeli prisons.

These companies mainly provide security equipment and services to incarceration facilities that hold Palestinian prisoners and detainees inside Israel and in the occupied West Bank. These incarceration facilities hold Palestinian political prisoners in violation of international law, and torture and systematic violations of human rights take place within their walls. According to Addameer’s latest monthly detention report (December 2013), there are 5033 Palestinian political prisoners in the Israeli prisons, 173 of whom are minors and 145 are administrative detainees.

The following table is an English translation of information provided by the Israel Prison Service to Who Profits, regarding twenty-two corporations that provide services to Israeli prisons and detention facilities.

Company Name Characteristics of Contract End of Contract Comments Financial Scope
G4S Maintaining supporting management systems, magnetometer gates, scanning machines and ankle monitors During the fiscal year 2015 According to an IPS tender Tens of millions of shekels
3M Based on occasional bids
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS ISRAEL

 

 

Maintaining wireless systems and lighting bridges

Repairing wireless devices

During the fiscal year 2016 According to an IPS tender Tens of millions of shekels
HEWLETT- PACKARD (HP)

 

Printers

Maintaining HP systems and central servers

During the fiscal year 2016 Tenders by the Accountant General + tenders by the IPS

 

Tens of millions of shekels
MERKAVIM TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES

 

Based on occasional bids
MAYER’S CARS AND TRUCKS

 

Based on occasional bids
VOLVO GROUP Based on occasional bids
Biosense Supplying and maintaining a dog-bark identification system During the fiscal year 2014 According to an IPS tender Hundreds of thousands of shekels
Myform Based on occasional bids
MIRS COMMUNICATIONS

 

Purchase of battery services

Providing wireless services

 

During the fiscal year 2016 Tenders by the Accountant General + Tenders by the IPS Hundreds of thousands of shekels
AFCON HOLDINGS

 

Installing, providing year-round service and maintaining fire detection systems During the fiscal year 2015 According to an IPS tender Tens of millions of shekels
Contact Based on occasional bids
SHAMRAD ELECTRONICS

 

Relocating communication infrastructureSupplying electronic equipment

Repairing sound system

During the fiscal year 2015 According to an IPS tender

 

 

Tens of millions of shekels
B.G. ILANIT GATES AND URBAN ELEMENTS

 

Based on occasional bids
Dadash Hadarom Distribution Purchase of canteen products 31/07/14 According to a tender
Shekem Based on occasional bids
Shiran Based on occasional bids
S.I.R.N. Based on occasional bids
Shekel Based on occasional bids
ASHTROM GROUP Based on occasional bids
Lymtech Based on occasional bids

 

Who Profits also provides documentation and research on several of these companies at the links below: