Portfolio committee slams under-used Kokstad prison

2008-06-26 00:00

Cape Town — Parliament’s portfolio committee on correctional services has voiced its concern that the C-Max Prison in Kokstad, which was built in 2002 to house 1 440 maximum prisoners, is still being under-used, despite the lack of available space in prisons.

“The committee cannot understand how it can take the department six years to address whatever the problem is.“There are very dangerous prisoners who are serving very long sentences sitting in prisons that are not classified as maximum prisons all over the country,’’ he said.

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