George Claassen asks if it was unfair to name Mallett at all in a case of alleged misconduct that clearly has no relevance to him?
A total of 183 inmates from 13 schools are expected to write their National Senior Certificate examinations, the Department of Correctional Services says.
The Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services (JICS) on Monday said it was investigating the circumstances of a violent scuffle at St Albans Prison Correctional Centre in the Eastern Cape, which left an inmate dead and a prison guard injured.
Durban Westville correctional facility has come under ministerial scrutiny after the emergence of two videos showing inmates openly doing drugs and being given weapons by officials, who instigate them to fight.
Nine government officials who were arrested have been accused of illegally releasing at least 36 parolees over the period of a year so that they could escape deportation.
At least 13 prison officials are expected to be suspended after explicit photographs depicting prisoners with scantily-clad women surfaced on social media over the weekend.
The PAC's Kenny Motsamai - who has been behind bars for 27 years - may soon be granted full parole, the Department of Correctional Services says.
About 36 prisoners have sustained serious to minor injuries following a fire at Leeuwkop prison, say Gauteng paramedics.
News24 visits Losperfontein correctional facility during the annual search operation known as 'Operation Vala', where one prisoner reveals what life on the inside is like.
An NGO focused on prisoner reintegration believes that a High Court ruling on poor conditions at Pollsmoor Prison has paved the way for electronic monitoring to be used for first-time offenders.
Correctional services employees have finally won their protracted battle to have their salaries increased.
Former KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge, who was jailed over a fake matric certificate, has been granted parole, the Department of Correctional Services has said.
The Department of Correctional Services will allow a prisoner to sign court papers so he can proceed with litigation against the department, reports GroundUp
Overcrowding remains a serious problem in South African prisons and the situation of mentally-ill inmates has become urgent in light of recent deaths.
Inmates convicted to life imprisonment before 2004 could now spend fewer years behind bars before being eligible for parole.
Janusz Walus has been stripped of his South African citizenship, his lawyer says.
Detainees kept in jail while they wait to go on trial or to be sentenced are a big contributing factor to overcrowding at Pollsmoor prison.
Celebrated Muvhango showrunner Duma Ndlovu says he became emotional when female inmates at Westville prison commended his play, The Game.
A winning Lotto ticket, TVs, 13kg of dagga and 125 litres of home-made alcohol are amongst some of the items that have been uncovered during a random search at Losperfontein prison.
Rampant overcrowding and “horrendous” conditions at Pollsmoor's remand centre for awaiting-trial detainees have to be addressed, the Western Cape High Court has ordered.
Crimes are being committed in South Africa's prisons with impunity, a researcher said at a Judicial Inspectorate of Correctional Services' seminar on prison assault and torture.
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