In Israel the Palestinian and Jewish prisoners are defined as ‘security prisoners’, which is a classification determined by the principles of the prison governor and regulations of the prison authority regarding the definitions of different types of prisoners. Gaining education in prison along with learning Hebrew is a very high priority for the security prisoners in Israeli prisons and has a major effect on the process they are going through in prison and in easing their adjustment to imprisonment. Prisons can also be places that allow communication with other groups and individuals who normally do not have the opportunity or will to interact with each other. In the case of Palestinian security prisoners it can be argued that, as a result of the length of time spent in prison, gaining education and general knowledge as well as learning the Hebrew language as a communicative tool, these prisoners are going through a unique process of self-development and mind opening.