The Department of Homeland Security and the Bureau of Prisons have alerted the government about severe overcrowding in facilities for holding terrorist suspects and convicts. Without immediate action, the Bureau of Prisons may soon be unable to accommodate new detainees.

According to Shabas, the prisons for terror suspects, designed for 14,500 prisoners, are currently holding 21,000 individuals. Since the war began, the prison population has surged by 4,912 people.

A state of emergency was declared in prisons after the war started, and it has been extended several times. This declaration has allowed the admission of new prisoners despite exceeding established standards and facing severe overcrowding in cells.

The Ministry of Homeland Security has proposed amending prison laws to grant prisoners up to 45 days of leave to alleviate overcrowding and accommodate new detainees, as reported by Walla News.