UK prison moves to stop drone deliveries of contraband

2017-05-17 06:31

A British prison will install anti-drone technology to stop contraband being smuggled through the skies, the jail's governor says.

Prisoner fights in court for fellow inmate with brain cancer

2017-05-10 07:48

An inmate in a Pretoria prison, Piet Kgwatedi Mokwena, has successfully taken the Department of Correctional Services to court for failing to consider a medical parole application for a fellow inmate.

UCT students treat Pollsmoor prisoners to a touch of beauty

2017-05-03 08:37

Twenty University of Cape Town law students shelved their books to spend time pampering hundreds of women prisoners at Pollsmoor prison.

South Africa's parole system to be revised

2017-04-10 22:01

Acting Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Faith Muthambi has announced that the department is in the process of finalising a position document for the redrafting of the parole system.

Kimberley's inmates say book club keeps them mentally fit

2017-03-17 10:38

Residents serving time behind the high walls of the Kimberley prison have turned to books to keep mentally fit, in preparation for a better life once released.

Convicted prisoners sent packing as Pollsmoor is converted

2017-01-30 11:01

Sentenced inmates at Pollsmoor prison in Cape Town will be transferred to correctional centres outside the city and province as part of efforts to reduce severe overcrowding.

Everything in KZN smells of Zuma and corruption - Malema

2017-01-08 16:18

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says everything in KwaZulu-Natal “smelled of President Jacob Zuma" and corruption and that was why #FeesMustFall leader Bonginkosi Khanyile was still stuck behind bars.

St Albans' lockdown gradually being lifted

2017-01-02 07:08

The lockdown at St Albans prison in Port Elizabeth is slowly being lifted after three people were killed and around 20 injured during violent clashes on Boxing Day, Eastern Cape Correctional Services says.

Notorious criminal and serial escapee Ananias Mathe dies - report

2016-12-28 10:01

One of the country's most notorious criminals, Ananias Mathe - who was convicted of rape, murder and house robbery - has died, according to a report.

'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.


Prison confiscates study materials of inmate legal eagle

2017-05-15 16:25

The Tshwane prisoner who successfully took Correctional Services to court for failing to consider a fellow inmate’s application for medical parole has had his study materials taken away from him at Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria.

Durban man's conviction set aside after serving nearly 20 years in jail

2017-05-04 10:01

After almost 20 years behind bars, a man is set to walk out of prison a free man after the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that he had been wrongfully convicted.

Pollsmoor remand facility still at 174% capacity, says Sonke Gender Justice

2017-05-03 05:38

Some progress has been made in reducing overcrowding at Pollsmoor Prison’s awaiting trial facility but there is much more to be done, says Sonke Gender Justice.

Probe into 2 solitary confinement suicides in Western Cape jail

2017-04-05 07:33

Two inmates at Helderstroom Prison in Caledon, who were held in solitary confinement, have committed suicide within three months of each other.

Staff stage protest at Drakenstein prison

2017-02-21 11:29

A protest has broken out at Drakenstein Prison in Paarl, with staff blocking off the entrance gate amid allegations of racism at the correctional centre.

Thailand separates LGBT inmates

2017-01-29 12:06

Thailand, long considered a favorite gay destination, is making headways in how it treats its LGBT inmates.

BREAKING: 'Jub Jub' and his accomplice granted parole

2017-01-05 10:51

Hip hop singer Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and his accomplice Themba Tshabalala have been granted parole, the correctional services department has confirmed.

'Mathe takes escape secret with him to the grave'

2016-12-29 10:23

Ananias Mathe is taking the secret of how he managed to escape from the C-Max prison in Pretoria to the grave with him, Dennis Bloem says.

PE Prison melee forces lockdown

2016-12-26 12:23

Emergency service personnel have been dispatched to St Albans Prison in Port Elizabeth following a brawl.

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.

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