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Oscar Pistorius to spend the night in hospital

2017-08-03 18:59

Oscar Pistorius will be kept in hospital overnight following medical examinations believed to be related to chest pains.

Oscar Pistorius marks 1 year in prison with a 'positive attitude'

2017-07-06 11:10

"It is going very well with Oscar Pistorius," the Department of Correctional Services says, as he marks one year in prison.

Justice minister admits huge backlog of parole cases

2017-07-03 07:03

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha has admitted that there is a huge backlog in consideration of lifers for parole.

Viral photos of prison 'strip-show' drive Facebook users up the pole

2017-06-26 13:15

Photographs which surfaced over the weekend of a seemingly raucous "family day" at the Johannesburg Correctional Centre, showing scantily-clad women dancing with prisoners, have been confirmed as authentic.

UK prison moves to stop drone deliveries of contraband

2017-05-17 06:31

A British prison will install anti-drone technology to stop contraband being smuggled through the skies, the jail's governor says.

Prisoner fights in court for fellow inmate with brain cancer

2017-05-10 07:48

An inmate in a Pretoria prison, Piet Kgwatedi Mokwena, has successfully taken the Department of Correctional Services to court for failing to consider a medical parole application for a fellow inmate.

UCT students treat Pollsmoor prisoners to a touch of beauty

2017-05-03 08:37

Twenty University of Cape Town law students shelved their books to spend time pampering hundreds of women prisoners at Pollsmoor prison.

South Africa's parole system to be revised

2017-04-10 22:01

Acting Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Faith Muthambi has announced that the department is in the process of finalising a position document for the redrafting of the parole system.

Kimberley's inmates say book club keeps them mentally fit

2017-03-17 10:38

Residents serving time behind the high walls of the Kimberley prison have turned to books to keep mentally fit, in preparation for a better life once released.

Convicted prisoners sent packing as Pollsmoor is converted

2017-01-30 11:01

Sentenced inmates at Pollsmoor prison in Cape Town will be transferred to correctional centres outside the city and province as part of efforts to reduce severe overcrowding.

 

Prisoners relocated after riot at correctional facility

2017-07-10 08:17

A number of inmates at prisons involved in protests against the Department of Correctional Services have been transferred to different sections of their prisons or moved to isolation.

Kgosi Mampuru II warder and prisoner injured during riot

2017-07-03 15:09

The Department of Correctional Services says a Kgosi Mampuru II official and a prisoner were injured after violence erupted at the correctional facility.

Maverick 'Sun City' prison officials may be stripped of duties

2017-06-26 15:05

At least 13 prison officials are expected to be suspended after explicit photographs depicting prisoners with scantily-clad women surfaced on social media over the weekend.

Insider claims collusion with R378m prisons tender

2017-06-26 08:00

A whistleblower has made a series of explosive allegations against the Department of Correctional Services and the SA Security Solutions and Technologies (Sasstec) group.

Prison confiscates study materials of inmate legal eagle

2017-05-15 16:25

The Tshwane prisoner who successfully took Correctional Services to court for failing to consider a fellow inmate’s application for medical parole has had his study materials taken away from him at Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria.

Durban man's conviction set aside after serving nearly 20 years in jail

2017-05-04 10:01

After almost 20 years behind bars, a man is set to walk out of prison a free man after the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that he had been wrongfully convicted.

Pollsmoor remand facility still at 174% capacity, says Sonke Gender Justice

2017-05-03 05:38

Some progress has been made in reducing overcrowding at Pollsmoor Prison’s awaiting trial facility but there is much more to be done, says Sonke Gender Justice.

Probe into 2 solitary confinement suicides in Western Cape jail

2017-04-05 07:33

Two inmates at Helderstroom Prison in Caledon, who were held in solitary confinement, have committed suicide within three months of each other.

Staff stage protest at Drakenstein prison

2017-02-21 11:29

A protest has broken out at Drakenstein Prison in Paarl, with staff blocking off the entrance gate amid allegations of racism at the correctional centre.

Thailand separates LGBT inmates

2017-01-29 12:06

Thailand, long considered a favorite gay destination, is making headways in how it treats its LGBT inmates.

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