Correctional Services visit parolees

2015-09-03 06:00
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Port Shepstone Correctional Services officers ready to start their visits.

PHOTO: precious gumede Port Shepstone Correctional Services officers ready to start their visits.

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CORRECTIONAL Services officers held their monitoring programme on Wednesday when they visited offenders living on the South Coast who are on parole or under house arrest.

Services officer Mncedisi Nomdlange said the programme is a surprise monitoring visit.

“This is a special monitoring programme where we visit offenders to check if they are complying with the terms and regulations of their parole or house arrest rules.

Nomdlange said offenders are not told beforehand about the visit.

Services had two teams for the visits - one started in the South Port area and the other in Port Edward, with both eventually meeting in Port Shepstone.

Officers had a list of offenders they had to visit.

“We had a list of 38 offenders, but unfortunately we never got to see all of them because some were out for their ‘free hours’,and#034; said Nomdlange.

He explained that offenders have different terms of parole depending on how risky they are.

“The low-risk offenders are given more free hours to leave their home, Sometimes others are allowed to work while on parole. Medium-risk and high-risk offenders are given fewer free hours,” he said.

Nomdlange said he is pleased to say that the offenders they saw are complying with their conditions

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