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102 inmates write matric exams

2014-10-28 15:21

A total of 102 offenders are writing matric exams this year, correctional services says, as Justice and Correctional Minister Michael Masutha wished them well.

Derby-Lewis lawyers to push for parole

2014-10-20 10:55

Lawyers for Clive Derby-Lewis will this week file papers in the North Gauteng High Court in an attempt to push Justice Minister Michael Masutha to decide on his medical parole application.

Modise: Prison machines can scan for ailments

2014-10-16 14:35

There are machines in prisons that scan prisoners for ailments, the North Gauteng High Court has heard in sentencing procedures of Oscar Pistorius.

Nel: Prisons can deal with disabled people

2014-10-15 11:30

Prisons have the necessary facilities to deal with people who have similar disabilities to Oscar Pistorius, prosecutor Gerrie Nel says.

Mangaung prison report still being awaited

2014-10-14 18:13

The Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services has still not received the report on the government's 12-month investigation into abuses.

Quarter of prisoners still waiting to be sentenced

2014-10-02 05:00

According to Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha well over a quarter of the people in prisons around the country have not yet been sentenced.

Call for prison drug treatment

2014-09-26 12:36

Providing drug treatment campaigns in prisons will benefit prisoners and society, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has said during at discussion in Pretoria.

2 shot dead in dramatic court escape attempt

2014-09-10 12:32

Two prisoners have been shot dead while trying to escape from the Eastern Cape High Court in Mthatha and a correctional services official has been shot in the leg, the justice ministry says.

De Kock challenges parole decision - report

2014-08-13 21:29

Lawyers for apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock have launched a new court bid for him to be considered for parole.

Security, land, frogs prompt prison plans - minister

2014-08-01 17:01

Plans to dispose of Pollsmoor and Leeuwkop prisons have been prompted by security concerns, limited land, and a population of bullfrogs, according to Minister Michael Masutha.

Wife-killing dentist bids for parole

2014-07-23 11:11

Dentist Casper Greeff's urgent application to either be released on parole or have his case referred back to the correctional services minister for reconsideration has been postponed indefinitely in court.

Masutha mum on De Kock parole details

2014-07-16 14:33

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has declined to discuss details of Eugene de Kock's failed parole application.

Max du Preez: Eugene de Kock deserves parole

2014-07-11 10:21
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Former apartheid-era police colonel Eugene de Kock should have been granted parole, says veteran journalist Max du Preez.

5 Western Cape prison officials arrested

2014-07-10 19:04

Five correctional services officials accused of working with a gang to commit various crimes in prison have been arrested in Worcester.

DA concerned over fairness of De Kock decision

2014-07-10 17:38
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The DA has raised concerns about the process and fairness of the decision to turn down the parole application of apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock.

Waterkloof 4 man's rights infringed - court

2014-07-10 13:09

A newly-constituted parole board must reconsider the application of Frikkie du Preez, one of the so-called Waterkloof Four, the North Gauteng High Court has ruled.

Waterkloof 2 man to hear parole decision

2014-07-10 07:13

The North Gauteng High Court is set to make a ruling in the parole application of one of the so-called Waterkloof Four, Frikkie du Preez, whose bail was revoked in February.

De Kock parole decision to be announced

2014-07-09 11:51

Justice Minister Michael Masutha will announce on Thursday whether former apartheid-era police colonel Eugene de Kock will be granted parole.

Derby-Lewis application to be prioritised

2014-06-30 15:15

The correctional services department has promised to give convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis's application for medical parole urgent attention.

Hawks probing Becker fraud claims

2014-06-28 16:33

An investigation into whether a man defrauded the mother of one of the Waterkloof Four - Christoff Becker - is under way, the Hawks have said.

Dept can’t confirm Pollsmoor sale

2014-06-27 14:25

The public works department could not confirm whether Cape Town's renowned Pollsmoor Prison may soon be up for sale.

Derby-Lewis’s wife to approach protector

2014-06-23 14:26
146 comments

The wife of convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis plans to approach Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, she says.

Dept denies Derby-Lewis medical parole bid

2014-06-20 06:21
117 comments

Correctional services have refuted claims by the wife and lawyer of convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis that an application had been made for medical parole.

Derby-Lewis lawyers give parole ultimatum

2014-06-18 10:12
103 comments

The justice and correctional services department has until the end of this week to decide on Clive Derby-Lewis's medical parole application or his lawyers will take the matter to the High Court.

One of 'Waterkloof 4' in car crash

2014-05-30 08:39
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A case of negligent and reckless driving has been opened after one of the paroled "Waterkloof Four" was allegedly involved in an accident which left a woman seriously injured, authorities say.

 

Second prisoner dies from Barberton fire

2014-10-27 22:59

A second prisoner has died following a fire in a cell at the Barberton juvenile prison, the correctional services department says.

Correctional services denies preparing a cell for Pistorius

2014-10-20 07:26
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The correctional services department has denied reports that it has already prepared a cell for Oscar Pistorius at the Kgosi Mampuru II prison - in the same section that houses Radovan Krejcir.

Prison torture merely an allegation - Modise

2014-10-16 12:16

An increase in torture in prisons is merely an allegation, acting national correctional services commissioner Zach Modise has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Prisons can accommodate disabled - dept

2014-10-14 22:06
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The correctional services department has lashed out at claims made during Oscar Pistorius court proceedings that jails are unable to accommodate disabled prisoners.

De Kock should get parole - victim's daughter

2014-10-07 08:15
131 comments

The daughter of one of former apartheid-era police colonel Eugene de Kock's victims says he has shown true remorse and is also a victim of apartheid.

Masutha: Respect prisoners' rights

2014-09-26 14:44

The human rights of prisoners must be respected, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Mike Masutha says.

Detainees' rights violated - SAHRC

2014-09-18 20:48

The right to health care of detainees at the Lindela Repatriation Centre are being violated, according to a report released by the SA Human Rights Commission.

DCA establishes professional council

2014-08-28 08:04

The correctional services department has been allowed to establish a professional council for corrections.

Parole board: No Waterkloof 4 decision yet

2014-08-02 07:14

No decision has been taken on the parole of Frikkie du Preez, one of the so-called Waterkloof Four, after the correctional supervision and parole board met.

Derby-Lewis not linked to blackmail case - lawyer

2014-07-24 13:17

Clive Derby-Lewis has nothing to do with a prison blackmail case involving a video of one of the Waterkloof 4, his lawyer and his wife say.

Auditors to probe prisons tender

2014-07-22 21:22

An auditing firm has been appointed to do a forensic investigation of a tender awarded by correctional services.

Hole found in prison cell

2014-07-14 13:00
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A hole has been found in a prison cell shared by 12 inmates, including two Boeremag members, the correctional services department says.

De Kock to wait a year for parole to be reconsidered

2014-07-10 20:14

Eugene de Kock will have to wait another year before his application for parole is reconsidered, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha says.

Timeline: Eugene de Kock

2014-07-10 17:39

Former apartheid-era police colonel Eugene de Kock has been denied parole, it has been announced. We take a look at the life of a man nicknamed “Prime Evil”.

Minister explains why De Kock's parole was denied

2014-07-10 14:29
211 comments

Eugene de Kock's parole has been denied because the families of his victims have not been consulted, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha says.

Eugene de Kock denied parole

2014-07-10 12:01
150 comments

Justice Minister Michael Masutha has announced that former apartheid-era police colonel Eugene de Kock has been denied parole.

Parole ruling for 'Prime Evil'

2014-07-10 06:11
107 comments

After two decades behind bars, former apartheid-era police colonel Eugene de Kock will know whether he will be granted parole.

No new health setback for Krejcir - police

2014-07-02 14:37

Gauteng police say Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir has not suffered any new health setbacks, after a report indicated he may have suffered a heart attack.

De Kock parole decision by 10 July

2014-06-30 14:47

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has not yet reached a decision on whether former apartheid-era police colonel Eugene de Kock should be granted parole, but will do so by 10 July, his office says.

Public works confirms possible Pollsmoor sale

2014-06-27 21:06

The sale of Cape Town's renowned Pollsmoor Prison and the land it occupies may be on the cards.

Waterkloof 2 file urgent bid for parole

2014-06-27 07:20

Two of the "Waterkloof Four" will file an urgent court application in the North Gauteng High Court to have their parole re-instated but the correctional services department has already said it would oppose the application.

Derby-Lewis lawyer to approach high court

2014-06-20 20:35
85 comments

A lawyer for convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis says he will approach a court to deal with matters arising from his medical parole application.

No decision on Derby-Lewis yet

2014-06-18 13:02

The correctional services department has not yet decided on the medical parole application for Clive Derby-Lewis.

Derby-Lewis chained to hospital bed - report

2014-05-31 14:09

The justice and correctional services department has refused to comment on a report that Chris Hani murderer Clive Derby-Lewis was chained to his hospital bed.

'Houdini' prisoner in 2 escape bids

2014-05-21 07:48

A KwaZulu-Natal prisoner, dubbed 'Houdini' after a daring previous escape, made two dramatic failed attempts to escape court in the same day, according to a report.

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