Parole backlog crisis looms

2016-10-23 06:00

Human rights lawyers are threatening legal action as the Department of Correctional Services struggles to process thousands of parole applications by long-term prisoners.

There's been a 3 000% increase in prisoners serving life sentences since 1995 - LHR

2016-09-20 15:31

The country's "dark" and "draconian" parole regulations are violating eligible prisoners' rights by keeping them behind bars for too long, Lawyers for Human Rights has told Parliament.

Oscar did not try to hurt himself, he just slipped – Carl Pistorius

2016-08-07 15:34

Oscar Pistorius' older brother, Carl, has denied the Paralympian had deliberately hurt himself, saying the convicted murderer had slipped in his cell and hurt himself.

Oscar ordered nurse to 'get out' of his cell, court hears

2016-06-14 13:18

Convicted murdered Oscar Pistorius ordered a nurse out of his prison cell when she came to check on him, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday

'Jub Jub was not stabbed' - prison authorities

2016-05-30 14:39

The Department of Correctional Services has denied reports that Molemo 'Jub Jub' Maarohanye was stabbed at Leeuwkop Prison at the weekend.

'I even blamed God' - Limpopo man who spent 10 years in jail for murder he didn't commit

2016-05-30 08:14

Marcus Nndateni Mulaudzi, who was acquitted of murder after spending 10 years in jail, says the experience was horrible because he couldn't accept being convicted for something he didn't do.

Convicted murderer in hospital - avoiding first night in prison

2016-05-12 17:07

Convicted murderer Rajiv Narandas has been admitted to a Durban hospital on the day that he is supposed to report to Westville Prison to start serving his sentence for murder.

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.


Winnie Rust murder accused moved to single cell after gang fears

2016-09-21 12:27

Winnie Rust murder accused Nigel Plaatjies has been moved to a single cell at the Allandale Prison and has not been injured in any way, a correctional services official says.

23 inmates escape Phillipine prison in mass jailbreak

2016-08-28 13:00

Muslim extremists who support the Islamic State group have staged a daring jailbreak in the southern Philippines, freeing 23 detainees in the latest in a series of mass escapes.

Limpopo man wrongly jailed for murder wants R28m

2016-06-21 11:46

Marcus Nndateni Mulaudzi intends to sue the State for R28m after he spent 10 years in jail for a murder he did not commit.

AG denies 'special investigation' into R378m tender for prisons' dept

2016-06-01 21:05

The Auditor General has contradicted claims by Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha that the office is investigating a controversial R378m prisons tender awarded to an ANC benefactor.

2 KZN prisoners on the run after escaping through store room roof

2016-05-30 13:16

Police are scouring northern KwaZulu-Natal for two prisoners who escaped from the Stanger police station.

SA toddler, 3, adjusting to life outside prison

2016-05-14 18:05

A 3-year-old boy, who was reunited with his family in South Africa after spending his life in a Mozambican jail with his mother, is finally living a normal life outside prison.

Bail for prison official accused of trying to help Krejcir escape

2016-05-06 12:03

A correctional services official, who is accused of trying to help Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir escape from jail, has been granted R10 000 bail.

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.

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