ARTICLES RELATING TO PRISONS

Prisons tender's ballooning costs under the microscope in SIU probe

2019-05-23 17:50

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.

Apartheid-era killer Ferdinand Barnard released on parole

2019-04-02 11:07

Ferdinand Barnard, the killer of anti-apartheid activist David Webster, has been released from prison, according to a report.

'He loved to be feared' - A reminder of who apartheid hitman Ferdi Barnard is

2019-03-07 16:01

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.

PODCAST | Justice Denied, Episode 2: 'Freedom or death' - the choices for a man wrongfully convicted of murder

2019-03-07 07:35

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.

6 awaiting trial prisoners on the run after escaping Limpopo police holding cells

2019-02-10 15:43

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.

KZN prisons boss speaks out after Bosasa allegations

2019-01-30 07:10

Suspended KwaZulu-Natal prisons head Mnikelwa Nxele has spoken out after accusations of bribery were levelled against him at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture last week.

KZN prisons boss suspended, but not over Bosasa allegations - DCS

2019-01-24 13:25

KwaZulu-Natal prisons boss Mnikelwa Nxele has been suspended, but apparently not because of allegations levelled against him in the state capture inquiry.

Convicted murderer turned spiritual leader: Pistorius now running Bible studies in prison

2018-12-28 12:42

Former Paralympian and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has found a new purpose behind bars, his father says, as he leads a Bible study prayer group and grows vegetables.

Government 'concerned' as more than 800 South Africans serve time in foreign prisons

2018-12-14 13:19

More than 800 South Africans are being detained abroad for drug-related and other offences.

The state of our prisons: Overcrowding, suicides and shortage of care for mental illness

2018-10-15 07:12

Overcrowding remains a serious problem in South African prisons and the situation of mentally-ill inmates has become urgent in light of recent deaths.

 

Prisoners hand themselves in after escape through holding cell roof

2019-04-08 11:55

Two men who escaped police custody in KwaZulu-Natal over the weekend have handed themselves over to police following a manhunt.

Photos show how criminal gangs used stuffed dead rats to smuggle drugs and cell phones into a UK prison

2019-03-25 17:17

Police officers found the dead rats had been disemboweled and filled with drugs, phones, chargers, and SIM Cards.

Parole approved for apartheid hitman Ferdi Barnard

2019-03-07 12:10

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha approved the placement on full parole of Ferdinand Barnard with effect from April 2, 2019.

Popcru calls on correctional services to absorb Bosasa employees

2019-02-24 18:21

Popcru says Bosasa workers at correctional services facilities should not be "sacrificial lambs" because the company has gone into voluntary liquidation.

WATCH: Cops hunt two JHB high court escapees

2019-02-01 09:58

A second group of prisoners has escaped from the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg in less than two months.

WATCH: US prison video shows brutal attack on helpless inmates (GRAPHIC CONTENT)

2019-01-25 11:27

A video exclusively obtained by The Associated Press shows the brutality of an inmate's knife attack on four handcuffed prisoners inside one of Ohio's most secure prisons.

Cut ties with Bosasa immediately, Popcru tells correctional services

2019-01-18 15:07

Popcru has called for the Department of Correctional Services to immediately cease any work with Bosasa.

SEE - Project Alcatraz: Rugby paving the way to redemption for Venezuelan prisoners

2018-12-25 12:10

In a lush valley west of Caracas, two teams of burly rugby players bolt onto a field like colts, cheers rising from a small crowd of onlookers.

Bosasa is the ANC's heart of darkness

2018-11-19 08:11

The fact that Ramaphosa's campaign managers and fundraisers thought it was okay to accept a donation from a company that so obviously makes its money from dirty tenders is alarming, writes Adriaan Basson.

Death row inmate asks court to order use of electric chair

2018-10-11 05:17

Attorneys for Tennessee death row inmate Edmund Zagorski have asked a federal court to force the state to use the electric chair to kill him, rather than lethal injection.

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