Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
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'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 contaminated product has been found and police are working to verify the identity of the "Lufkin Licker" and her accomplice.
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.
She could have given up but that is not in her nature.
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.
The inmate, who was executed on Thursday 16 May, declined the meal and opted to donate the vegetarian pizza to a local homeless shelter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"One prison had 97% available and another only 8%. The supply of uniforms – especially shoes – cannot keep up with the demand."
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.
The Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services has told News24 that it is currently investigating allegations of warders abusing prisoners at Goedemoed Prison.
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.
Don Johnson asked that the $20 that would have been put toward his final meal be donated to people living with homelessness.
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.
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.
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.
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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