ARTICLES RELATING TO PRISON

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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'Insulting' Oscar sentence 'is like three days' - ANCWL

News24 spoke to ANC Women's League Secretary-General Meokgo Matuba on Wednesday, to get the Women's League's reaction to blade-runner Oscar Pistorius' six-year prison sentence for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Watch.

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22 inmates overpower Bulwer cops

2015-09-06 08:33

THE alleged mastermind behind an attack on police at the Bulwer police station appeared in court yesterday after a tense confrontation with officers on Thursday night.

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WATCH: This man's tattoos mark his 32 years in prison for murder

David Williams bears the prison tattoos of the 32 years he spent in prison for murder. Now, a benefactor has paid for the removal of those tattoos to allow David a chance at employment. Watch.

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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.

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.

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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.

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WATCH: The moment Oscar Pistorius was read his sentence

Watch the moment paralympian Oscar Pistorius was handed down his six-year prison sentence by Judge Masipa on Wednesday, for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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ICYMI: Four key moments for Pistorius in court

Judge Thokozile Masipa will sentence Oscar Pistorius for murder on 6 July 2016.

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Georgia: transgender prisoners get their hormones

2015-04-13 15:41

Transgender prison inmates in Georgia will be given medical and mental health evaluations and will be put on treatment plans ensuring their well-being.

Ex-gangster's painful journey to a tattoo-free face

2014-12-12 09:30

Former gangster David Williams spent 34 years in prison for murder, and during this time acquired dozens of tattoos, many of which were etched on his face. We spoke to him about his life and the painful process of having his tattoos removed.

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