ARTICLES RELATING TO PRISON

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.

Cameroon forces quash prison riot posted on Facebook

2019-07-24 05:51

Cameroon's security forces put down a riot by prisoners who ransacked and burnt a jail in the capital Yaounde overnight, witnesses told AFP on Tuesday.

The US woman who licked a tub of ice cream then put it back in a supermarket freezer could face up to 20 years in prison

2019-07-05 19:12

The contaminated product has been found and police are working to verify the identity of the "Lufkin Licker" and her accomplice.

Prisoners do it for themselves as Bosasa contract terminated - Lamola

2019-07-02 11:49

The contract between the Department of Correctional Services and facilities management company Bosasa (now African Global Operations) had been terminated, according to Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola.

Linda Sebezo on spending 3 months in prison for a crime she didn’t commit

2019-06-14 16:06

She could have given up but that is not in her nature.

Inmates show off crochet creations in Brazil prison fashion show

2019-05-31 17:47

Models from the Sao Paulo Fashion Week bring the catwalk to a Brazilian prison, parading a collection at a maximum security facility in front of the inmates who created them.

Death-row prisoner sacrificed last meal to feed the homeless

2019-05-17 13:09

The inmate, who was executed on Thursday 16 May, declined the meal and opted to donate the vegetarian pizza to a local homeless shelter.

Drug lord 'El Chapo' is set to launch a fashion brand from prison

2019-03-30 15:45

Clothing bearing the drug lord's signature could soon be available in the US and Mexico after El Chapo signed company documents from his federal cell.

Is it fatal attraction when a journalist falls in love with the convict whose story she's covering?

2018-11-26 18:31

A young journalist has recently been suspended from her job at Huisgenoot, a South African publication, for her apparent relationship with one of the notorious Krugersdorp killers gang members. She's not the first to fall into a similar trap.

MY MUSIC IS ON ANOTHER LEVEL NOW

2018-08-06 15:12

Kwaito star Bricks says the time he spent in prison did not only turn him into a better person but also a much better artist.

 

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.

Overcrowded prisons mean shortage of beds, uniforms for those awaiting trial

2019-07-18 08:46

"One prison had 97% available and another only 8%. The supply of uniforms – especially shoes – cannot keep up with the demand."

'No mercy' for errant prison officials as Lamola cracks the whip

2019-07-03 18:39

New Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola says there will be no mercy for prison officials caught smuggling contraband, as his department probes a number of institutions around the country.

Watchdog investigating Goedemoed Prison 'abuse'

2019-06-20 17:01

The Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services has told News24 that it is currently investigating allegations of warders abusing prisoners at Goedemoed Prison.

Top North Korean official who was reportedly sent to a prison camp over failed nuclear talks has reappeared alongside Kim Jong Un

2019-06-03 16:37

Kim Yong Chol, a prominent member of Kim Jong Un's entourage in the US-North Korea summits, was reportedly sentenced to hard labour after failed talks.

A man on death row skipped his last meal and asked for the money to be donated to people experiencing homelessness

2019-05-20 12:20

Don Johnson asked that the $20 that would have been put toward his final meal be donated to people living with homelessness.

Kenyan women in prison take part in a beauty pageant and uplifting talent show

2019-04-03 09:26

Inmates take part in a talent show in the medium security section of Kodiaga Prison in the Kenyan city of Kisumu. The event is organised by youth volunteer groups and aims to help rehabilitate prisoners.

BOOK EXTRACT: Class Action - The flames stir like beckoning hands

2019-01-22 06:01

The year 1985 was to me what 1976 was to those who participated in the student uprising. It brought thousands of us onto the streets armed only with stones and tyres, writes Charles Abrahams.

Modern-day prison heists

2018-08-20 12:49

Thanks to technology (and government-issued tablets), prisoners in the US pulled off some very tech-savvy pilfering. And it’s not an isolated incident.

Horror stories of mental illness in SA prisons

2018-08-02 11:12

Mentally ill prisoners in South Africa's jails have limited possibilities for adequate care. The Wits Justice Project (WJP) spoke to a number of inmates about their experience of mental health care behind bars.

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