Former prime minister Ehud Olmert set to enter prison today

Ehud Olmert on Monday will arrive at Ma’asiyahu Prison in Ramle at 10 a.m. and become the first prime minister in the history of the state to serve time in prison.

His sentence is set to run for at least 18 months, but depending on possible appeals by Olmert and by the state, could run as long as 27 months.

Olmert will stay in a special wing with extra security outside his cell at all times – though the Prisons Service says it is taking over his security from the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) – and only inmates who have gone through a strict screening process will live in his wing.


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