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.


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.

TV REVIEW: Yobe helps them say sorry

2018-07-18 14:50

TV show gives offenders the opportunity to apologise for their crimes

French mother, ex-partner get 20 years for 5-year-old's murder

2018-02-11 13:10

A French appeal court on Sunday sentenced a mother and her ex-partner to 20 years in prison for the brutal murder of her five-year-old daughter whose disappearance in 2013 shocked the country.

WATCH: Prisoner filmed counting cash in his cell

A video circulating on social media, showing an offender counting money in his jail cell, has raised eyebrows. Watch.

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Nxele: ‘Ex-jail boss is not my friend’

2017-01-26 10:12

Provincial prison commissioner Mnikelwa Nxele has denied allegations that he ensured convicted former Pietermaritzburg prison boss Russel Ngubo received preferential treatment.


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.

There's nothing romantic about this love story

2018-02-14 11:55

A dangerous love affair

This could be Henri’s last Christmas at home

2017-12-21 13:50

This time next year he could be behind bars.

Cancer can kill you faster behind bars

2017-02-27 13:34

Studies have found that prison inmates have a higher risk of developing certain kinds of diseases that can lead to an early death.

Prisoners and wardens clash in Joburg jail

2016-10-26 07:44

Dustbins have apparently been set alight in the Johannesburg prison as prisoners clashed with wardens.

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