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.

Masutha to speak with prisoners wanting political pardons

2015-09-15 05:29

Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha is expected to speak some of the prisoners who have applied for a presidential political pardon.

Obama to take last shot at closing Gitmo

2015-08-20 07:10

Barack Obama is making a final push to close Guantanamo prison, but to fulfill that glaringly incomplete campaign promise he faces unpalatable compromises and internal resistance.

Living conditions not too bad at Pollsmoor - inmates

2015-08-18 20:19

Greetings - and some profanities - were shouted across the courtyards of Pollsmoor Prison as Justice and Ccorrectional Services Minister Michael Masutha embarked on an operational visit of the facility.

3 prisoners escape after making hole in cell wall

2015-08-06 15:25

Gauteng police are trying to figure out how three prisoners managed to break through a wall in their cell undetected and escape custody.

Five escape from Limpopo prison exercise yard

2015-07-21 12:09

A group of Limpopo awaiting trial prisoners decided to flex their muscles a little more than usual in the exercise yard and have managed to cut through wire mesh and escape into the night.


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.

Suspect makes quick dash from custody

2015-09-17 12:42

A man who faced charges of business robbery managed to escape from the Ladysmith Correctional Services, police say.

Inside Pollsmoor's cells of shame

2015-09-04 16:08

Constitutional Court judge Edwin Cameron and his law clerks have published a scathing report of Pollsmoor Prison after visiting the remand centre.

Women's month isn't a sufficient legal reason to delay Pistorius's release - criminal law expert

Although groups are petitioning against Oscar Pistorius's release during Women's Month, this criminal law expert says the argument lacks legal weight. Watch.

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Pollsmoor has 9 000 prisoners too many - dept

2015-08-18 19:01

There are almost 9 000 extra prisoners at the overcrowded Pollsmoor Prison, says the provincial department of correctional services.

State vows to clamp down on prisoners who are ‘social media savvy’

2015-08-01 09:27

More than 6500 communication devices – including DStv Walkas, mobile phones and internet modems – have been confiscated this year

Prisoner shot dead after daring escape near Brits

2015-07-13 11:20

An inmate serving a life sentence has been shot dead after escaping from Losperfontein Prison in Brits in the North West, aided by a knife and toy gun.

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