ARTICLES RELATING TO PRISONS

Leigh Matthews killer against moving prisons - report

2015-03-26 10:04

Convicted murderer Donovan Moodley says he doesn’t want to move prisons, claiming a proposed transfer will impact his studies, according to a report.

De Kock saga ‘like something out of a spook novel’

2015-03-22 12:41

Apartheid killer Eugene de Kock’s lawyer has appealed to the minister of justice and correctional services, Michael Masutha, to release his client who is being held in a secret location.

US teen on trial for mom’s murder gives birth in prison

2015-03-18 12:19

An American teenager on trial on the Indonesian island of Bali over the murder of her mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase, has given birth to a baby girl, a prison official says.

Zimbabwe prisoner died in stampede - report

2015-03-14 12:44

A prison spokesperson says the prisoner who died in a riot over poor food at a maximum security prison in Harare was not shot, but crushed in a stampede.

Pakistanis on trial for murder escape from jail

2015-02-27 13:09

Two Pakistani militant suspects facing trial for the massacre of 10 foreign climbers two years ago have escaped from jail.

Advice to Nene: Let prisoners earn their keep

2015-02-24 11:00

A Fin24 user suggests among others that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene allow Eskom to cut off the power to defaulters and make foreigners contribute to the economy.

Fire sparks rioting at Ghana prison, 1 shot dead

2015-02-05 14:48

A fire at the main prison in the Ghanaian city of Kumasi has sparked rioting and an attempted jail break, with one inmate shot dead in the chaos and four policemen hurt.

Derby-Lewis just shook his head - wife

2015-01-30 19:02

Clive Derby-Lewis shook his head as he listened to Justice Minister Michael Masutha announce that his application for medical parole had been refused, his wife Gaye says.

Public questions Masutha's decision

2015-01-30 13:42

South Africans have questioned Justice Minister Michael Masutha's decision to release former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock on parole, but keep Chris Hani's killer Clive Derby-Lewis incarcerated.

Derby-Lewis 'has not shown real remorse'

2015-01-30 11:48

Justice Minister Michael Masutha has denied medical parole to Chris Hani killer Clive Derby-Lewis, saying his cancer is not advanced enough, and he is not convinced Derby-Lewis has shown real remorse for his actions.

 

De Kock treated like a king in prison - inmates

2015-03-23 16:34

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.

De Kock still detained by security forces - report

2015-03-20 09:21

Eugene de Kock is out of jail but has apparently been secretly handed over to security forces for detention against his will, a report says.

PMB prison without water for 10 days

2015-03-16 11:13

Inmates at Pietermaritzburg's New Prison have been without water for the past 10 days, a report states.

Prisoner dead in Zimbabwe jail riot

2015-03-14 10:07

At least one prisoner has been killed and 23 prisoners have been injured, seven of them seriously, during a three-hour long riot at a maximum security jail in Harare.

Jamming from Parliament to prison?

2015-02-26 21:06

As a motion to probe the jamming of cellphone signal during the 2015 State of the Nation address has been tabled at Parliament, the correctional services department plans to use a similar device in its prisons.

Schabir Shaik wants normal parole

2015-02-23 18:08

Six years after convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik was released on medical parole, apparently terminally ill, he has applied for ordinary parole, Minister Michael Masutha says.

Derby-Lewis denies planning to sue Masutha

2015-02-03 14:23

Clive Derby-Lewis has denied claims that he had asked his lawyer to sue Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha for R2m after he was denied medical parole.

Yes, no, maybe for apartheid-era killers

2015-01-30 16:38

The bid for parole by three apartheid-era killers got a nod, a no and a maybe from Justice Minister Michael Masutha.

Masutha: Derby-Lewis used another patient's name

2015-01-30 12:45

Justice Minister Michael Masutha says there were several problems with a medical parole bid by Clive Derby-Lewis, including the fact that he used another patient's name.

SA's 'Prime Evil' to walk after 20yrs

2015-01-30 11:48

One of the apartheid regime's most notorious killers, former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock, has been granted parole.

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