Okah moved after failed prison escapes

2014-04-04 09:30

Convicted Nigerian terrorist Henry Okah has been moved twice after failed prison escapes with inmates, according to a report.

Cellphone found in Becker's cell

2014-03-31 08:36

Waterkloof 2 prisoner Christoff Becker may be moved to another prison after a cellphone was found in his possession, the correctional services department says.

Griekwastad: What SA law says about child killers

2014-03-28 12:40

What is likely to happen to the Griekwastad boy who has been found guilty of rape and a triple murder?

Derby-Lewis attacked in prison again

2014-03-24 09:05

Convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis has been attacked for a second time in prison, the correctional services department says.

Waterkloof 2's Becker writes apology

2014-03-02 14:13

Christoff Becker has written an emotional letter to the department of correctional services, saying he doesn’t intend to appeal the parole board’s decision to send him back to prison for another 12 months.

Parole of 'Waterkloof 2' revoked

2014-02-28 14:00

The parole of two of the ‘Waterkloof 4’ has been revoked by the parole board, the correctional services department says.

Wealthy offenders treated better - CCRM

2014-02-17 10:32

Preferential treatment continues to be given to offenders who are wealthy or are well-connected, the Corrections and Civil Rights Movement has said after a video went on YouTube showing two of the Waterkloof 4 having a party in a jail cell.

Probe into 'Waterkloof' jail party

2014-02-16 17:45

An investigation has been launched into claims that two of the Waterkloof Four convicted murderers had a party with alcohol in a jail cell ahead of their release on parole.

Waterkloof 4 released on parole

2014-02-11 10:35

The Waterkloof Four have been released on parole after serving half their sentences for beating a man to death in a Pretoria park.

Staggie's parole revoked

2013-12-24 19:34

Former Hard Livings gang leader Rashied Staggie's day parole has been revoked, the correctional services department says.

Big increase in prison rapes

2013-10-30 18:36

There has been a rise of more than 40% in the number of reported prison rapes and sexual assaults in the past year, according to Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele.

Another stabbing at Free State prison

2013-10-04 09:00

There have been stabbings at the Mangaung prison every day this week, a security company at the privately-run prison says.

Free State prison hostage drama ends

2013-10-03 07:04

A female prison official has been rescued after security services intervened in a hostage situation at the Mangaung Correctional Centre, officials say.

2012 the year of uprisings by inmates - report

2013-10-01 16:04

Inmates in South African prisons are becoming increasingly frustrated with their treatment with 2012 being characterised as “a year of uprisings by prisoners”, the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Centres has found.

Groenpunt prison under spotlight

2013-09-05 10:31

The Human Rights Commission says the correctional services department did not adequately address inmate complaints at Groenpunt prison.

Prison population at 156 000

2013-08-27 16:42

Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says there are more than 156 000 inmates in prisons around the country, more than a quarter of whom are awaiting-trial prisoners.

SAHRC to look into prison cameras

2013-06-20 11:31

The SA Human Rights Commission has agreed to look into the legal implications of installing CCTV cameras in prisons.

Drug trafficker Nabolisa seeks privileges

2013-05-22 09:09

Frank Nabolisa, who was convicted of drug trafficking along with Sheryl Cwele, has filed a court application for certain prisoner privileges, according to a report.

Claims of cons drinking cognac dismissed

2013-05-09 22:20

There is no basis to the claim that prisoners in KwaZulu-Natal are drinking cognac and watching DSTV, regional correctional services commissioner Mnikelwa Nxele says.

Con in court over assault of cellmate

2013-04-16 22:35

A Malmesbury prisoner is to appear in the local magistrate's court in connection with the assault of another inmate, Western Cape police say.

Prisons renamed to invoke hope, dept says

2013-04-11 16:57

Renaming prisons should help transform them into centres of hope, the correctional services department says.


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Bavianspoort in lockdown after clashes

2013-04-03 08:43

The Bavianspoort Correctional Centre near Pretoria is in lockdown after gang-related prison clashes, according to a report.

Prisons dept defends R2bn consultants bill

2013-03-13 22:34

Prison authorities have defended their spending of R2bn on consultants, saying the bulk of the costs were incurred on the core mandate and business of the department.


Prisoners injured during raid

2014-03-31 12:17

Three prisoners have been injured in a scuffle which took place during an impromptu raid at St Albans prison in Port Elizabeth, the correctional services department says.

Griekwastad: What SA law says about child killers

2014-03-29 15:30

What is likely to happen to the Griekwastad boy who has been found guilty of rape and a triple murder?

Ndebele: Officials too slow for Derby-Lewis

2014-03-25 07:50

Correctional Services Minister S'bu Ndebele says officials were too slow to protect convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis from being attacked for a second time.

Govt 'concerned' about SA prisoners in Moz

2014-03-10 10:17

The international relations department says it will follow up with Mozambican authorities after reports emerged that SA female prisoners in the country are being sexually abused.

Decision on 'Waterkloof 2' welcomed

2014-02-28 18:16

The revocation of parole for two of the "Waterkloof Four" has been welcomed by Parliament's correctional services portfolio committee.

3 000+ correctional officials charged

2014-02-24 11:05

More than 3 000 correctional officials had been charged with misconduct and corruption in 2012/13 financial year, the correctional service department says.

Probe into Waterkloof killers' party continues

2014-02-17 08:39

The investigation into a jail cell party involving two of the "Waterkloof Four" killers is still continuing, the correctional services department says. The two are being held for 72 hours while the probe takes place.

Staggie's day parole reinstated

2014-02-15 07:21

The correctional services department says former Hard Livings gang leader Rashied Staggie's day parole has been reinstated.

Escape bid by rapist and terrorist foiled

2014-02-10 09:32

Observant wardens at Leeuwkop prison have foiled an escape attempt by Sunday rapist Jaco Steyn and Nigerian terror mastermind Henry Okah, according to a report.

Motlanthe: Derby-Lewis parole issue torments me

2013-12-17 12:02

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe feels "tormented" by the question of whether Chris Hani's killer Clive Derby-Lewis should be released.

Popcru welcomes Mangaung prison decision

2013-10-15 12:31

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union has welcomed the decision by the correctional services department to take over management of the privately run Mangaung prison outside Bloemfontein.

Police task force subdued hostage-takers

2013-10-03 13:04

Four Mangaung prison inmates who took a woman hostage were arrested after a special police task force overpowered them, police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Hostage situation at Free State prison

2013-10-02 14:38

Officials at the Mangaung Correctional Centre outside Bloemfontein have confirmed there is a hostage situation at the prison, after reports that a female guard was taken hostage by inmates.

Acting prison commissioner appointed

2013-09-10 10:15

An acting national commissioner of correctional services has been appointed because outgoing commissioner Thomas "Tom" Moyane had reached retirement age.

Prison staff get smart card IDs

2013-08-28 13:33

Correctional services department staff at the Pretoria head office have received smart card IDs from Minister Sibusiso Ndebele.

Church leaders must help cons - Ndebele

2013-07-28 21:03

Religious leaders should do more to rehabilitate criminals, says Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele.

Solution for remand prisoners

2013-05-31 10:38

Prisoners awaiting trial could be safely released and monitored by the use of electronic tags, it has been proposed.

Drug dealer Nabolisa gets laptop in jail

2013-05-23 13:14

A court has ruled that convicted drug dealer Frank Nabolisa may have his own laptop in prison, a report says.

De Kock parole application denied

2013-05-15 09:18

Former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock's parole application has been denied and will be reconsidered next year, according to a report.

Prisoners get DStv, drink cognac

2013-05-09 08:45

Cellphones, mobile DStv devices, expensive cognac and soapies like The Bold & The Beautiful are just some of the pleasures prisoners in South African jails enjoy.

Lifers on the run in North West

2013-04-16 18:38

Two prisoners serving life sentences in Losperfontein Prison in Bethanie, are still on the run after escaping on a quad bike.

Pretoria prison renamed after hanged man

2013-04-10 21:38

President Jacob Zuma has officially renamed Pretoria Central Prison after a man who was hanged there in 1883.

Derby-Lewis denied medical parole

2013-04-07 21:37

An application for the medical parole of convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis has been denied, a report says.

Inmates to be screened for TB

2013-03-25 07:27

All inmates entering correctional services facilities will in future be screened for tuberculosis, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Officials to learn from US prison laws

2013-03-11 19:16

Prison authorities are studying legislation in the United States for ways to re-introduce offenders back into society.

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