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Groenpunt prison break: 5 inmates re-arrested

2015-05-22 12:43

Five of the seven Groenpunt prison inmates who escaped two days ago have been nabbed, the Department of Correctional Services says. Three are serving life sentences.

Second chance for former offenders - Masutha

2015-05-21 08:11

The justice department wants to amend a section of the Criminal Procedures Act dealing with criminal records in a bid to give former offenders a second chance, Minister Michael Masutha says.

Over 1 000 KZN inmates moved after fire

2015-05-11 21:07

More than a 1 000 inmates evacuated from the Glencoe Prison in KwaZulu-Natal, where a fire broke out, have been moved to other correctional centres in the area, after 70% of the prison was damaged.

Pistorius could be a free man as soon as August

2015-05-11 11:37

Culpable homicide convict Oscar Pistorius could be free from jail in as little as three months’ time, and is keen to work with children upon his release.

Zuma appoints judge to inspect prisons

2015-04-30 19:55

President Jacob Zuma has appointed retired Constitutional Court Justice Thembile Lewis Skweyiya as inspecting judge of correctional services.

Leigh Matthews killer against moving prisons - report

2015-03-26 10:04

Convicted murderer Donovan Moodley says he doesn’t want to move prisons, claiming a proposed transfer will impact his studies, according to a report.

De Kock saga ‘like something out of a spook novel’

2015-03-22 12:41

Apartheid killer Eugene de Kock’s lawyer has appealed to the minister of justice and correctional services, Michael Masutha, to release his client who is being held in a secret location.

US teen on trial for mom’s murder gives birth in prison

2015-03-18 12:19

An American teenager on trial on the Indonesian island of Bali over the murder of her mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase, has given birth to a baby girl, a prison official says.

Zimbabwe prisoner died in stampede - report

2015-03-14 12:44

A prison spokesperson says the prisoner who died in a riot over poor food at a maximum security prison in Harare was not shot, but crushed in a stampede.

Pakistanis on trial for murder escape from jail

2015-02-27 13:09

Two Pakistani militant suspects facing trial for the massacre of 10 foreign climbers two years ago have escaped from jail.

 

Falsely arrested twin wants R4.9m from police minister

2015-05-21 17:37

A man arrested after being mistaken for his twin brother is claiming R4.9m in damages from the police minister.

Derby-Lewis lays special motion for medical parole

2015-05-21 08:10

Clive Derby-Lewis's bid for medical parole has been set down as a special motion and will be heard in the High Court in Pretoria next week, his lawyer Julian Knight says.

Inmates evacuated from burning KZN prison

2015-05-11 15:29

The Glencoe Prison in northern KwaZulu-Natal is on fire and hundreds of inmates have been evacuated, police say.

Christopher Panayiotou on suicide watch - report

2015-05-07 09:25

Christopher Panayiotou, the alleged mastermind behind the murder of his wife Jayde, is reportedly on 24-hour watch for fear he might try to commit suicide.

Four prisoners escape in Limpopo

2015-04-30 07:50

Limpopo police are searching for four men who escaped from custody as they were about to appear in court in Modjadiskloof, near Tzaneen.

De Kock treated like a king in prison - inmates

2015-03-23 16:34

Apartheid-era killer Eugene de Kock was treated like a “king” during his incarceration at Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria and he even had a specially prescribed diet, say others who were in the same prison.

De Kock still detained by security forces - report

2015-03-20 09:21

Eugene de Kock is out of jail but has apparently been secretly handed over to security forces for detention against his will, a report says.

PMB prison without water for 10 days

2015-03-16 11:13

Inmates at Pietermaritzburg's New Prison have been without water for the past 10 days, a report states.

Prisoner dead in Zimbabwe jail riot

2015-03-14 10:07

At least one prisoner has been killed and 23 prisoners have been injured, seven of them seriously, during a three-hour long riot at a maximum security jail in Harare.

Jamming from Parliament to prison?

2015-02-26 21:06

As a motion to probe the jamming of cellphone signal during the 2015 State of the Nation address has been tabled at Parliament, the correctional services department plans to use a similar device in its prisons.

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