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Correctional Services cracking down on phones in cells

2016-05-03 19:01

The Department of Correctional Services is in the process of installing equipment that will crack down on illegal cellphone use in prisons, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha says.

Almost all HIV positive prisoners are on ARVs

2016-04-19 15:23

Almost all HIV positive prisoners are on ARVs, the correctional services department says.

R378m prisons tender 'was above board' - company

2016-04-14 18:25

Integritron Integrated Solutions says that there was no conflict of interest, and that everything was above board, when the Department of Correctional Services awarded them an "irregular" tender of R378m.

Exclusive: R378m prisons tender scandal

2016-04-14 06:01

In its first bold move, South Africa's new tender regulator has instructed the prisons department to cancel an "irregular" tender of R378m awarded to an ANC benefactor.

Gangsters giving orders from prison via Facebook, WhatsApp - police

2016-04-13 12:18

Western Cape gang members are reportedly using Facebook and other social media to give orders for criminal activities in the embattled Cape Flats suburbs, police say.

UN rights body releases damning report on SA prisons

2016-04-11 19:42

The United Nations Human Rights Council's report on South Africa has painted a grim picture of conditions in the country’s prisons.

Justice dept to appeal decision to release Janusz Walus

2016-03-30 12:26

Justice Minister Michael Masutha says his department will be appealing against the High Court in Pretoria decision to release Janusz Walus on parole.

Justice ministry monitoring Boksburg prison gang violence

2016-03-22 12:28

Almost 30 inmates have been injured, and one killed, in gang violence at the Boksburg Prison in the past six months, the justice ministry says.

King Dalindyebo back in prison after hospital stay

2016-02-26 09:20

Abathembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has been discharged from a private hospital, the Department of Correctional Services says.

Correctional Services denies official was suicidal

2016-02-16 14:04

The Department of Correctional Services has denied allegations that an official was suicidal after locking himself in the armoury at Westville Prison in Durban, saying he experienced health complications and required medical attention.

 

Controversial R378m prisons contract still being reviewed - Masutha

2016-05-03 17:37

A controversial R378m prisons IT contract cannot be stopped until an audit and a court case are completed, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha has said.

Crime victims should have same rights as prisoners, MPs told

2016-04-15 14:17

Victims of crime should get the same rights as perpetrators, an Eastern Cape man has told the constitutional review committee’s public hearings.

Emotional homecoming for SA toddler after 3 years behind bars with mom

2016-04-14 08:28

A 3-year-old boy has been reunited with his family in South Africa after spending three years in a Mozambican jail with his mother.

Correctional Services tried to overpay R300m for IT system

2016-04-13 18:10

The Department of Correctional Services wanted to overpay a company by more than R300m for providing IT services that should have cost the taxpayer R50m, Parliament's Standing Committee on Appropriations has heard.

We will take law into own hands if Hani killer is released - MK veterans

2016-04-12 11:53

The MK Military Veterans Association has warned veteran soldiers will take the country "back to what we avoided back in the 1990s" if Chris Hani killer Janusz Walus is granted parole.

Krejcir escape bid accomplices to appear in court

2016-04-11 06:01

Correctional Services official Solly Metlae and gangster Sandile Mdumbe, who are accused of trying to aid Radovan Krejcir escape from custody, are expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court.

Remains of 83 hanged prisoners to be exhumed from Kgosi Mampuru II

2016-03-23 07:14

Justice Minister Michael Masutha is expected to launch the Gallows Exhumation Project which will see the remains of 83 political prisoners who were hanged during the apartheid era, being exhumed.

BREAKING: Chris Hani killer Janusz Walus gets parole

2016-03-10 10:45

Janusz Walus, the man convicted for the murder of Chris Hani, will be released on parole.

Drought leaves Mpumalanga prisoners panting for water

2016-02-23 12:30

Mpumalanga's drought is so severe that some inmates at the Barberton prison have reportedly complained to prison management that they are not getting enough water.

'Hostage' drama ends at Westville Prison

2016-02-16 11:45

A "hostage" situation at Westville Prison in Durban has come to an end, with paramedics saying they are transporting the allegedly suicidal warder to hospital.

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