High price of canteen goods behind Joburg prison unrest

2016-10-26 19:09

The unrest at the Johannesburg Prison was due to dissatisfaction with the canteen’s prices, the Department of Correctional Services says.

Prisons' dept decision not to promote coloured staff unfair discrimination - Concourt

2016-07-15 11:46

The Constitutional Court has found that the decision by the Department of Correctional Services to not promote seven coloured Western Cape employees, is unfair discrimination.

Guards tortured prisoners, probe finds

2015-12-14 22:06

An investigation has revealed inmates were tortured at the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre

Bail applicant gets ankle bracelet to monitor movements

2015-06-15 17:53

Electronic monitoring for suspects on bail can help manage jail populations - and make life a bit fairer for those applying for bail, a legal expert says.

Still no clarity on how Glencoe prison fire started

2015-05-25 17:19

Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla has revealed that inmates were not under supervision when a fire broke out at Glencoe Correctional Centre earlier this month.

KZN warders beat prisoner to death

2013-03-07 12:03

Eight warders at a KwaZulu-Natal prison are being investigated for allegedly beating an inmate to death following a knifing in a mess hall.

Disabled prisoners 'treated well'

2013-02-20 10:03

Prisoners with disabilities are treated with dignity and enjoy the same rights as able-bodied inmates, the correctional services department says.

SAHRC probing Free State prison riot

2013-01-14 08:04

The South Africa Human Rights Commission has launched an investigation into the prisoners' riots that took place at the Free State's Groenpunt prison.

Call for inquiry into prison riot

2013-01-08 14:36

The DA has called for a full and independent commission of inquiry into a riot at Groenpunt prison in the Free State, saying the root causes need to be determined.

Most offenders violent - minister

2012-08-07 16:32

About 71% of prisoners had committed violent crimes, says Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele.


Union to take discrimination fight to UN

2016-07-15 17:08

Solidarity intends taking the fight of three correctional services employees against unfair discrimination to the United Nations, the trade union said outside the Constitutional Court on Friday.

'Dangerous' prison escapees rearrested

2016-06-29 07:13

Two 'dangerous' inmates who escaped from Mogwase prison in Rustenburg have been rearrested, while six others are still on the run, correctional services says.

We're not in the business of torturing inmates - correctional services

2015-12-01 18:31

The Department of Correctional Services has refuted claims that inmates have been tortured and treated inhumanely by officials at the Kgosi Mampuri II prison.

SACP disappointed in Hani killer's parole

2015-05-29 21:13

The SA Communist Party expressed disappointment in the High Court in Pretoria's decision to grant Clive Derby-Lewis medical parole.

Christmas jailbreakers back in

2014-12-28 17:41

Fourteen men who escaped from the Fort Beaufort Correctional Centre have been re-arrested, the Eastern Cape correctional services department says.

SA has most inmates in Africa

2013-03-04 08:47

South Africa has the biggest prison population in Africa and the ninth biggest in the world, according to the correctional services department.

Journalists detained during prison visit

2013-01-17 09:46

Free State prison officials have detained journalists and confiscated their equipment after they took photographs of warders assaulting a prisoner during a visit to Groenpunt prison, according to reports.

Prison riot 'shows need for more prisons'

2013-01-10 13:29

The riot at Groenpunt prison this week underlines the urgent need for more prisons to be built, the IFP says.

Prison riots won't be tolerated - minister

2013-01-08 10:04

Riots instigated by inmates in prisons will not be tolerated and will be dealt with firmly, Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says.

Selebi gravely ill, says parole board

2012-08-07 15:38

Former police chief Jackie Selebi had kidney failure, a stroke, heart and eye disease, a pulmonary embolism, and motor function impairment, MPs have been told.

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