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Krejcir complains about visits through 'thick glass panel'

2016-01-22 12:33

Conditions at Kokstad maximum security prison are making it difficult for Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir to prepare for his upcoming court appearances, his lawyer says.

Prison food best for King Dalindyebo's condition - dietician

2016-01-18 13:59

The food provided in prison is the best diet for a person such as AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, who is suffering from a stomach ulcer, a registered dietician says.

Krejcir transferred to maximum security amid escape fears

2016-01-05 09:15

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir is currently on lockdown at C-Max in Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal following numerous attempts to escape.

Successful prison raids embarrass correctional services

2015-12-22 22:01

The success of recent raids at prisons has embarrassed correctional services as they revealed that large numbers of cellphones were being smuggled to inmates.

We're not in the business of torturing inmates - correctional services

2015-12-01 18:31

The Department of Correctional Services has refuted claims that inmates have been tortured and treated inhumanely by officials at the Kgosi Mampuri II prison.

PICS: Inside Pistorius, Krejcir prison cells

2015-12-01 11:01

A large media contingent has toured Kgosi Mampuri II Prison, taking a closer look at the cells that housed Oscar Pistorius and Radovan Krejcir, among others.

We want more offenders on monitoring devices - dept

2015-11-18 18:16

The Department of Correctional Services wants more money to buy additional electronic monitoring devices to help it deal with overcrowding in prisons.

Krejcir visitor arrested after shoe ‘rings’

2015-10-26 10:29

A woman who was visiting Radovan Krejcir in prison has been arrested after a cellphone that was hidden in a shoe began ringing.

Pope shines light on US prison crisis

2015-09-26 21:15

Pope Francis will offer the world a glimpse into America's broken prison system when he visits a Philadelphia jail, where overcrowding and long-term solitary confinement have become commonplace.

4 000 awaiting-trial prisoners to be moved from Pollsmoor

2015-09-18 14:35

Four thousand prisoners on remand and awaiting trial will be moved from Pollsmoor Prison to neighbouring correctional facilities from next week to allow for fumigation of the facility.

 

Krejcir wants out of Kokstad jail

2016-01-22 08:49

Czech fugitive and convicted drug dealer Radovan Krejcir has filed papers to be transferred from one of the country's most secure jails to a prison in Gauteng.

King Dalindyebo has been a 'nightmare' - prison source

2016-01-18 12:40

A well-placed source within Correctional Services has told News24 that AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo is proving to be "nightmare" for the correctional service.

Police probing whether negligence led to Springs escape

2016-01-05 08:19

Police are investigating whether there was any negligence on the part of police officers in Springs after six men managed to escape from the police cells.

Weapons found in prison where Dalindyebo is headed

2015-12-20 12:22

Blades, cellphones and other contraband items have been confiscated in a weekend raid of the prison where King Dalindyebo will start serving his 12-year jail sentence.

Oscar didn't get special treatment - correctional services

2015-12-01 17:09

Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was not given preferential treatment while in at the Kgosi Mampuru II prison, the Department of Correctional Services has said.

R9.6bn to keep prisoners behind bars

2015-11-18 19:46

It has cost the Department of Correctional Services R9.8bn to keep prisoners behind bars as well as monitor those on parole in the past five months, a committee in Parliament has been told.

KZN prison escapees nabbed

2015-11-04 14:19

Five men who escaped from the Dundee Prison in KwaZulu-Natal at the weekend have been rearrested after an intelligence driven police swoop.

Krejcir 'escape plan' foiled

2015-09-27 12:04

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir was apparently plotting and planning a prison break, the Department of Correctional Services says.

Conditions at Pollsmoor disturbing - Popcru

2015-09-19 20:21

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union says they are “severely disturbed” by conditions at Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town.

Media descends on Pretoria prison for Pistorius

2015-09-18 10:21

Camera crews, photographers and reporters have started milling around the Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria in anticipation of the possible release of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

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