Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ordered that Mbalenhle Ntuli, an inmate at Johannesburg Medium C prison, be allowed to use his laptop without a modem in his single cell.
If we find ourselves saying that prisoners should be locked up forever, with little regard to how they are treated, then we are disregarding a necessary understanding of human nature, writes Zia Wasserman.
Mbalenhle Nkosi, an inmate at Johannesburg Medium C Correctional facility, has taken the head of the prison, the national commissioner and the Minister of Correctional Services to court over access to a laptop in his cell.
A dispute over the appointment of a contractor is at the heart of the delay in completing security upgrades at two prisons.
Correctional Officers at Albany jail await the arrival of seven senior gangsters.
The Special Investigating Unit is probing a massive cost escalation on a contract to install fencing and information systems in South Africa's prisons. The value of the contract ballooned from nearly R477m to over R1.5bn in seven years.
Ferdinand Barnard, the killer of anti-apartheid activist David Webster, has been released from prison, according to a report.
If you really want to understand apartheid era hit man Ferdi Barnard, who is officially being released on full parole, you have to turn to the pages of Jacques Pauw’s chilling book 'Into the heart of Darkness', writes Mandy Wiener.
Imagine spending 13 long years behind bars, for a murder you did not commit. Boswell Mhlongo doesn’t need to imagine... this living nightmare was his life.
Six awaiting trial prisoners are still on the run a day after they escaped from the Letsitele police station holding cells outside Tzaneen, according to Limpopo police.
A woman visiting an inmate at the Durban Westville Prison has been caught trying to smuggle 200 capsules into the facility, according to the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services.
KwaZulu-Natal prisons head Mnikelwa Nxele, who was once accused of taking monthly bribes from Bosasa, has been dismissed for an unrelated matter after spending most of 2019 on suspension.
The Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare is crumbling at the seams, assailed by overcrowding and a critical shortage of medicines, food and other basics as the economically-crippled country battles to care for its inmates.
Sonke Gender Justice, which does work to assist inmates, wants to ensure the independence of prisons watchdog JICS to protect the human rights of inmates.
Clashes between inmates have killed 15 people at a jail in Amazonas state in northern Brazil, the regional prison authority says.
Two men who escaped police custody in KwaZulu-Natal over the weekend have handed themselves over to police following a manhunt.
Police officers found the dead rats had been disemboweled and filled with drugs, phones, chargers, and SIM Cards.
Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha approved the placement on full parole of Ferdinand Barnard with effect from April 2, 2019.
Popcru says Bosasa workers at correctional services facilities should not be "sacrificial lambs" because the company has gone into voluntary liquidation.
A second group of prisoners has escaped from the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg in less than two months.
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