PICS | Hunt for 4 inmates who escaped from Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria

2020-05-16 22:25

The police have asked the public to be on the lookout for four awaiting-trial detainees who escaped from the Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria.

Covid-19: Correctional services records 15 new cases in prison system

2020-05-10 21:55

The Department of Correctional Services has recorded 15 new Covid-19 cases and the total in the prison system, which includes inmates and officials, is now up to 213.

Lockdown | Lamola steers clear of prisoner release 'speculation'

2020-04-30 09:51

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola has declined to comment on reports of the release of thousands of inmates in an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country's cramped and densely populated prisons.

Coronavirus: Law society sounds alarm over the slow pace of sanitising courts, prisons

2020-03-21 08:16

The Law Society of SA has sounded the alarm over the slow pace of the promised sanitisation and deep-cleaning of overcrowded prisons, holding cells and courts amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Man behind bars for rape, murder 'still using social media'

2020-03-05 06:02

A man who is behind bars for raping and murdering a woman inside a government building in Tshwane is seemingly active on social media and using a cellphone in prison, since his arrest in November 2018.

Official report into Bloemfontein prison reveals alleged mistreatment of inmates

2020-03-03 19:24

A long-awaited official report into conditions at the Mangaung Correctional Centre in Bloemfontein, states that inmates have been assaulted by staff, forcibly injected with medication and locked in a cell without a toilet, lighting, windows or ventilation.

Uighur activists say China is running nearly 500 detention camps and prisons in Xinjiang based on satellite images

2019-11-14 12:42

"Predominantly Muslim, ethnically Turkic people are facing mass internment unseen since the days of the Holocaust," the Uighur human rights group said.

A teen will spend 3 months in prison after stealing a lemur from a US zoo, stuffing him in a drawer, and abandoning him outside a hotel

2019-10-30 10:49

Aquinas Kasbar, 19, broke into the lemur enclosure at the Santa Ana Zoo last year using bolt cutters, and nabbed a 32-year-old lemur named Isaac.

Inmate killed, guard injured during scuffle at St Albans

2019-09-01 15:50

An inmate was killed and a prison guard was injured during a violent scuffle at St Albans Prison Correctional Centre in the Eastern Cape.


US prisoners deliberately infect themselves with the coronavirus

2020-05-13 15:15

"It's sad to think that someone deliberately tried to expose themselves to Covid-19," Sheriff Alex Villanueva said according to the LA Times.

WATCH | Special Covid-19 parole, Lamola briefs the media

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola is expected to brief the media on the special Covid-19 parole dispensation.

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Coronavirus: Correctional Services records 11 new cases

2020-04-28 08:40

The Department of Correctional Services has 11 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the total number of cases to 129.

Chris Hani killer Janusz Walus' parole decision postponed

2020-03-16 07:48

A press conference scheduled to announce the decision on the parole bid by Chris Hani's killer Janusz Walus is cancelled.

Edwin Cameron: Our prisons are failing, they need to become correctional facilities

2020-03-04 15:44

Our policies have become more punitive, yet our crime rate continues going up, writes Edwin Cameron.

WATCH | Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe feels happy but conflicted about his release

2020-02-18 06:08

Almost two months after his release on parole, Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe says he finds being given special remission conflicting.

Shock as inmate flaunts from prison

2020-02-03 13:30

Is he brazen, reckless or does he just not care if he’s caught out?

Manhunt launched as 'dangerous criminals' escape from police holding cells

2019-11-05 07:06

Police in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, have launched a manhunt for four awaiting trial prisoners who escaped from the police holding cells on Sunday afternoon.

Prison break(in): Two men confronted by warder at Western Cape prison they tried to sneak into

2019-10-28 12:23

Two men have tried to break in to the Voorberg prison in Porterville in the Western Cape, allegedly to drop off some mandrax, according to Western Cape police.

Bethal prison inmate allegedly scams people out of airtime vouchers worth thousands

2019-08-14 18:47

It appears a conman is scamming people out of airtime worth thousands of rand from inside his jail cell at Bethal Correctional Services in Mpumalanga.

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