Inmates get crafty for Mandela

2014-12-04 21:27

Ahead of the first anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela's death, inmates at Zonderwater prison have been making brightly coloured blankets to commemorate the day.

More 'lifers' for violence against women, kids

2014-11-26 05:30

The number of people serving life sentences for violence against women and children has increased dramatically since 2010, President Jacob Zuma says.

Eugene De Kock helping search for remains

2014-11-21 11:39

Apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock is helping the National Prosecuting Authority search for the remains of people killed in the country decades ago.

Agreement reached on De Kock, Barnard parole applications

2014-11-20 10:50

The minister of justice and correctional services will make a decision by 31 January 2015 on whether apartheid-era assassins Eugene de Kock and Ferdi Barnard can be granted parole.

Oscar, Krejcir train together

2014-11-13 19:50

Disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius and Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir have trained together at the Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria.

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

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

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.


Derby-Lewis freedom bid postponed

2014-12-02 15:41

An urgent application by Clive Derby-Lewis for his immediate release from prison has been postponed indefinitely in the North Gauteng High Court.

Aimee Pistorius 'dumbfounded' by prison visit claims

2014-11-24 08:53

Aimee Pistorius has blasted media reports concerning a visit to her brother Oscar Pistorius in prison for his 28th birthday at the weekend.

De Kock's lawyer 'positive' about parole bid

2014-11-20 12:42

Eugene de Kock's lawyer says there is a "positive indication" he will be granted parole in January, after an agreement was reached in the North Gauteng High Court.

Eugene de Kock to challenge parole refusal

2014-11-20 07:19

Apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock is set to file an application in the North Gauteng High Court to have his parole refusal set aside.

Prisons dept wants control of budget

2014-11-05 14:40

Money to maintain prisons should go directly to the correctional services department and not public works, MPs heard in Parliament.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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