643 prison rapes reported since 2010

2013-10-29 18:19

A total of 643 rapes were reported in South African prisons between 2010 and 2013, the department of correctional services has said.

Sasha Gear, director of Just Detention International (JDI), a lobby group against rape and abuse in prisons, said many rapes that occur in prisons, police cells and court holding cells went unreported and unpunished.

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