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.

Disciplinary action for Facebook-active Pollsmoor inmates

2015-07-11 06:50

Three inmates at the Pollsmoor prison in Cape Town who opened a Facebook page and posted images of themselves in jail, will face disciplinary action soon, the Department of Correctional Services says.

Parole boards to be overhauled - Masutha

2015-07-03 21:26

The country’s parole boards will be overhauled to make them more professional and independent, Justice Minister Michael Masutha says.

Why parole for Oscar Pistorius is perfectly legitimate

2015-06-23 09:28

Looking at other cases, Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced on the harsher end of the spectrum. His release may be unpopular, but is in keeping with a consistent application of the current law.

Prison worker in court for helping killers escape

2015-06-16 16:17

A woman charged with helping two murderers escape from a maximum-security US prison, has made another court appearance, as a manhunt in New York state marked its 10th day.

Pistorius must stay in jail - IFP Women's Brigade

2015-06-10 13:24

Oscar Pistorius, expected to be released on parole in August, should spend the rest of his sentence in jail, the IFP Women's Brigade has said.

SACP lashes out at Derby-Lewis parole

2015-06-05 21:31

The South African Communist Party has vented their ire as parole and release conditions were set for Clive Derby-Lewis.

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.

MEC demands probe into 'Pollsmoor' Facebook page

2015-07-09 16:38

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato is demanding feedback from the national correctional services minister on whether a Facebook page publishing photos, ostensibly taken inside Pollsmoor Prison, is authentic.

Prison warders held with weed

2015-07-02 08:07

Prison warders at Qalakabusha Prison, near Empangeni, are in hot water after they were caught trying to get into the prison carrying dagga.

Another Lenasia prison escapee re-arrested

2015-06-22 07:16

Community members have assisted police in catching an awaiting-trial prisoner who escaped along with six others from the Lenasia Magistrate's Court earlier this month. Two are still at large.

Shaik: I'm living a quiet life

2015-06-11 11:16

Convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik has sidestepped a question on whether he in fact swore at and threatened a News24 reporter, saying he is living a quiet life and that he is harassed by journalists.

Clive Derby-Lewis 'won’t try contact Hani family again'

2015-06-07 14:56

Clive-Derby Lewis has given up trying to contact the family of slain anti-apartheid activist Chris Hani, his wife says.

Derby-Lewis parole conditions set

2015-06-05 17:19

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has decided not to contest Clive Derby-Lewis's medical parole and has set the conditions for his release as ordered by the High Court in Pretoria.

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