Israel drafted 150 youths to serve as prison guards. Under a new initiative to diversify mandatory military service, the 150 conscripts joined the Prisons Service this week to work as guards. A similar program in the police allows male draftees to spend their three years of national service as civilian patrolmen, rather than as soldiers.
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