David Williams bears the prison tattoos of the 32 years he spent in prison for murder. Now, a benefactor has paid for the removal of those tattoos to allow David a chance at employment. Watch.

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50+ injured in prison fire

2013-01-08 08:41

At least nine warders and 50 prisoners were injured when inmates torched a section of the Groenpunt prison in the Free State.

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C-Max opens doors for minister

2010-01-26 21:25

Awaiting trial prisoners at C-Max Prison stared at Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula with a mix of confusion and interest as she paid the prison a visit.

Inmates list grievances

2009-08-13 21:01

A small group of inmates at the Mangaung prison have been urged to give officials time to address their grievances.

De Kock treated like a king in prison - inmates

2015-03-24 08:21

Apartheid-era killer Eugene de Kock was treated like a “king” during his incarceration at Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria and he even had a specially prescribed diet, say others who were in the same prison.

Prison education stops re-offending

2013-08-22 08:23

Research shows that inmates who receive education while in prison are less likely to break the law after being released and are also more likely to be employed.

Who’s on trial, Oscar or SA's prisons?

2014-10-17 12:27

The general state of South Africa’s prisons may be deplorable, but according to CyberShrink, for the purpose of this phase of the trial, the fact is completely irrelevant.

Depression behind SA bars

2014-11-12 11:24

Legal defence teams clearly have a vested interest in painting a negative picture of our prisons, but how depressing are conditions in South Africa’s correctional facilities really?

27 km run for Madiba's 27 years in prison

2015-02-09 15:18

This weekend marked the annual 27 For Freedom event, held to commemorate Nelson Mandela's 27 years in prison.


A new program allows inmates in South African prisons to express themselves through art. Watch a video about their gallery.

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Wesley Snipes enters prison

2010-12-10 08:06

Wesley Snipes has entered the Federal Correctional Institution McKean in Pennsylvania to begin serving a three-year sentence for tax-related offences.

Prison to accommodate moms

2009-09-19 14:08

Single cells will be provided to accommodate mothers and their new-born babies in prisons around the country, the SABC has reported.

Prisoners saw out of cells

2009-06-03 12:30

Port St Johns police are scouring the region's forests for five escaped prisoners, who sawed their way out of their cells.

Bullied kids more likely to go to prison

2013-08-02 14:17

Adults who were bullied as children are much more likely to go to prison than those who weren't, a new study finds.

Is it worth sending Oscar to jail?

2014-09-10 13:56

South African prisons are rife with drugs, sexual violence and murder, is this where Oscar deserves to go?

Oscar – Roux's rants against the media

2014-10-20 12:21

According to CyberShrink, Barry Roux, like Oscar Pistorius, prefers to blame others for anything that goes wrong and maintains that the charge of premeditated murder has in itself damaged Oscar.

Ex-gangster's painful journey to a tattoo-free face

2014-12-12 09:30

Former gangster David Williams spent 34 years in prison for murder, and during this time acquired dozens of tattoos, many of which were etched on his face. We spoke to him about his life and the painful process of having his tattoos removed.

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