ARTICLES RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

PAC's Kenny Motsamai may soon be granted full parole - Correctional Services

2017-01-03 13:02

The PAC's Kenny Motsamai - who has been behind bars for 27 years - may soon be granted full parole, the Department of Correctional Services says.

Dozens of prisoners injured in Leeuwkop prison fire

2016-12-23 18:17

About 36 prisoners have sustained serious to minor injuries following a fire at Leeuwkop prison, say Gauteng paramedics.

'Life is a hard one' inside Losperfontein prison

2016-12-21 08:51

News24 visits Losperfontein correctional facility during the annual search operation known as 'Operation Vala', where one prisoner reveals what life on the inside is like.

Electronic monitoring the solution to prison overcrowding – NGO

2016-12-07 20:03

An NGO focused on prisoner reintegration believes that a High Court ruling on poor conditions at Pollsmoor Prison has paved the way for electronic monitoring to be used for first-time offenders.

Prison warders finally get salary promised - in 2009

2016-11-21 19:10

Correctional services employees have finally won their protracted battle to have their salaries increased.

Tales of torture at prisons heard at Cape Town seminar

2016-11-17 21:03

CCTV footage of prison warders setting Rottweilers on a prisoner was so shocking that it would have led to the collapse of South Africa's global extradition treaties, a prison torture seminar heard on Thursday.

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.

 

Why Pollsmoor prison's overcrowding can't be solved overnight - Masutha

2016-12-23 21:19

Detainees kept in jail while they wait to go on trial or to be sentenced are a big contributing factor to overcrowding at Pollsmoor prison.

Muvhango boss emotional after inmates commend play

2016-12-22 08:45

Celebrated Muvhango showrunner Duma Ndlovu says he became emotional when female inmates at Westville prison commended his play, The Game.

Winning Lotto ticket, TVs, cellphones confiscated during surprise prison search

2016-12-20 20:54

A winning Lotto ticket, TVs, 13kg of dagga and 125 litres of home-made alcohol are amongst some of the items that have been uncovered during a random search at Losperfontein prison.

Court victory for Pollsmoor's awaiting-trial prisoners

2016-12-06 10:41

Rampant overcrowding and “horrendous” conditions at Pollsmoor's remand centre for awaiting-trial detainees have to be addressed, the Western Cape High Court has ordered.

Crimes commited with impunity in prisons: researcher

2016-11-18 10:14

Crimes are being committed in South Africa's prisons with impunity, a researcher said at a Judicial Inspectorate of Correctional Services' seminar on prison assault and torture.

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.

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