State vows to clamp down on prisoners who are ‘social media savvy’

2015-08-01 09:27

More than 6500 communication devices – including DStv Walkas, mobile phones and internet modems – have been confiscated this year

Prisoner shot dead after daring escape near Brits

2015-07-13 11:20

An inmate serving a life sentence has been shot dead after escaping from Losperfontein Prison in Brits in the North West, aided by a knife and toy gun.

MEC demands probe into 'Pollsmoor' Facebook page

2015-07-09 16:38

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato is demanding feedback from the national correctional services minister on whether a Facebook page publishing photos, ostensibly taken inside Pollsmoor Prison, is authentic.

Prison warders held with weed

2015-07-02 08:07

Prison warders at Qalakabusha Prison, near Empangeni, are in hot water after they were caught trying to get into the prison carrying dagga.

Another Lenasia prison escapee re-arrested

2015-06-22 07:16

Community members have assisted police in catching an awaiting-trial prisoner who escaped along with six others from the Lenasia Magistrate's Court earlier this month. Two are still at large.

Shaik: I'm living a quiet life

2015-06-11 11:16

Convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik has sidestepped a question on whether he in fact swore at and threatened a News24 reporter, saying he is living a quiet life and that he is harassed by journalists.

Clive Derby-Lewis 'won’t try contact Hani family again'

2015-06-07 14:56

Clive-Derby Lewis has given up trying to contact the family of slain anti-apartheid activist Chris Hani, his wife says.

Derby-Lewis parole conditions set

2015-06-05 17:19

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has decided not to contest Clive Derby-Lewis's medical parole and has set the conditions for his release as ordered by the High Court in Pretoria.

Shaik wants to leave the country for medical treatment

2015-06-02 14:52

Convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik wants permission to leave the country for specialist medical treatment, acting national correctional services commissioner Zach Modise says.

Prisoners come face to face with their victims

2015-05-28 19:18

Five offenders at the Westville Correctional Centre got an opportunity to apologise to their victims for the crimes they committed against them.


Five escape from Limpopo prison exercise yard

2015-07-21 12:09

A group of Limpopo awaiting trial prisoners decided to flex their muscles a little more than usual in the exercise yard and have managed to cut through wire mesh and escape into the night.

Disciplinary action for Facebook-active Pollsmoor inmates

2015-07-11 06:50

Three inmates at the Pollsmoor prison in Cape Town who opened a Facebook page and posted images of themselves in jail, will face disciplinary action soon, the Department of Correctional Services says.

Parole boards to be overhauled - Masutha

2015-07-03 21:26

The country’s parole boards will be overhauled to make them more professional and independent, Justice Minister Michael Masutha says.

Why parole for Oscar Pistorius is perfectly legitimate

2015-06-23 09:28

Looking at other cases, Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced on the harsher end of the spectrum. His release may be unpopular, but they are in keeping with a consistent application of the current law.

Prison worker in court for helping killers escape

2015-06-16 16:17

A woman charged with helping two murderers escape from a maximum-security US prison, has made another court appearance, as a manhunt in New York state marked its 10th day.

Pistorius must stay in jail - IFP Women's Brigade

2015-06-10 13:24

Oscar Pistorius, expected to be released on parole in August, should spend the rest of his sentence in jail, the IFP Women's Brigade has said.

SACP lashes out at Derby-Lewis parole

2015-06-05 21:31

The South African Communist Party has vented their ire as parole and release conditions were set for Clive Derby-Lewis.

Justice department won't contest Derby-Lewis medical parole

2015-06-05 16:27

The Department of Justice has announced it will not contest a court order granting Clive Derby-Lewis medical parole, according to reports.

Judge orders Derby-Lewis be granted parole

2015-05-29 11:28

Clive Derby-Lewis, who provided the gun that killed SA Communist Party leader Chris Hani, should be released on medical parole, Judge Selby Baqwa has ruled.

Hani's widow declined apology offer - lawyer

2015-05-28 13:50

Chris Hani's widow Limpho has not taken up an invitation by Clive Derby-Lewis to visit him in hospital so that he can apologise for his part in the death of her husband, Derby-Lewis's laywer says.

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