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.

Jackie Selebi taken home

2012-08-02 17:22

Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi has been discharged from a hospital, says the correctional services department.

Selebi 'like any other patient', will foot bills

2012-07-20 22:13

Convicted former police chief Jackie Selebi will now pay his own medical bills, the hospital where he is being treated has said, following the announcement of his release from prison.

Selebi should have been paroled sooner - lawyer

2012-07-20 15:36

Corruption-convicted top cop Jackie Selebi is "very ill" and should have been granted medical parole much sooner, his lawyer says.

Selebi not discharged yet: Parole board

2012-07-20 12:46

Convicted former police commissioner Jackie Selebi has been granted medical parole, but it is up to his doctors to decide when he will be ready to leave the hospital, an official says.

43 presidential remission offenders back in jail

2012-06-12 08:21

The correctional services department says 43 of the offenders who were granted special remission of sentence by President Jacob Zuma are back in jail.

Paraded prisoners' rights 'violated'

2012-03-16 09:20

The parading of three re-arrested escapees, including Bongani Moyo, at a media conference called by Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is shocking and concerning, lawyers say.

Shaik parole loophole won't help Selebi

2011-12-06 07:23

New legislation introduced after Schabir Shaik's controversial release on medical parole means Jackie Selebi's chances of being granted medical parole are "almost zero", the DA says.

Escape-linked officials axed

2010-06-01 22:26

Two prison officials linked to an escape in Harrismith have been dismissed, the correctional services department says.

9 'lifers' granted parole

2009-09-09 22:43

Nine prisoners serving life sentences have been granted parole, the correctional services ministry has announced.

Warders on strike - Sapohr

2009-08-18 16:03

Prisoners at the Johannesburg prison have been denied health care services by striking correctional services officers, Sapohr 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.

No special treatment for Skierlik shooter

2012-07-31 22:19

The man jailed for killing four people in Skierlik informal settlement in the North West is not receiving special treatment in prison, says an official.

Selebi's release constitutional: ANC

2012-07-20 16:53

Not releasing terminally ill prisoners would be a serious violation of the Constitution, says ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga.

Selebi release not preferential - official

2012-07-20 14:07

The release on medical parole of convicted former police commissioner Jackie Selebi was a purely medical decision, says Correctional Services Commissioner Tom Moyane.

Jackie Selebi granted medical parole

2012-07-20 10:55

Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi is to be released from prison on medical parole, Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has announced.

Popcru condemns prisoner escapes

2012-03-16 13:12

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union has condemned the escape of prisoners from Pretoria Central prison this week, saying more must be done to prevent future occurrences.

Jackie Selebi in hospital for tests

2011-12-12 13:27

Disgraced former police chief Jackie Selebi has been taken from prison to a Pretoria hospital to undergo tests, an official has confirmed.

Parole board tenure extended

2010-07-26 20:33

The current supervision and parole board member's tenure in office has been extended by two months due to delays in recruitment processes.

65% of medical parolees alive

2009-09-17 22:10

Around 65% of people previously released on medical parole are still alive with some even outliving their sentences, Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

Contingency plan for Jhb jail

2009-08-22 19:32

A contingency plan has been put into place at the Johannesburg Prison after some warders refused to go to work, the department of correctional services says.

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