'High risk' ex-prison boss paroled to be under house arrest, for now

2017-12-13 13:54

Controversial former deputy director at the Pietermaritzburg prison Russel Ngubo — jailed for the murder of two IFP members in Impendle in 1998 — has been released on parole.

3 prisoners escape from Polokwane holding cells, manhunt launched

2017-11-21 10:42

Three awaiting trial prisoners – including a man on trial for allegedly helping businessman Rameez Patel murder his mother – have escaped from police holding cells in Polokwane, Limpopo police have said.

Five of 20 prisoners involved in daring escape arrested

2017-08-24 08:21

Gauteng police say they have re-arrested five of the 20 prisoners involved in a daring escape after a group of armed men ambushed their vehicle while en route to prison.

Prisoners relocated after riot at correctional facility

2017-07-10 08:17

A number of inmates at prisons involved in protests against the Department of Correctional Services have been transferred to different sections of their prisons or moved to isolation.

Kgosi Mampuru II warder and prisoner injured during riot

2017-07-03 15:09

The Department of Correctional Services says a Kgosi Mampuru II official and a prisoner were injured after violence erupted at the correctional facility.

Maverick 'Sun City' prison officials may be stripped of duties

2017-06-26 15:05

At least 13 prison officials are expected to be suspended after explicit photographs depicting prisoners with scantily-clad women surfaced on social media over the weekend.

Insider claims collusion with R378m prisons tender

2017-06-26 08:00

A whistleblower has made a series of explosive allegations against the Department of Correctional Services and the SA Security Solutions and Technologies (Sasstec) group.

Prison confiscates study materials of inmate legal eagle

2017-05-15 16:25

The Tshwane prisoner who successfully took Correctional Services to court for failing to consider a fellow inmate’s application for medical parole has had his study materials taken away from him at Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria.

Durban man's conviction set aside after serving nearly 20 years in jail

2017-05-04 10:01

After almost 20 years behind bars, a man is set to walk out of prison a free man after the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that he had been wrongfully convicted.

Pollsmoor remand facility still at 174% capacity, says Sonke Gender Justice

2017-05-03 05:38

Some progress has been made in reducing overcrowding at Pollsmoor Prison’s awaiting trial facility but there is much more to be done, says Sonke Gender Justice.


Oscar Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone

2017-12-12 11:38

Former Paralympic champion and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison brawl over the use of a public phone, a prison official says.

Brits prison official kills herself after intimate photos with inmate go public

2017-10-17 09:40

A correctional services official at the Losperfontein Correctional Centre in Brits has committed suicide after pictures of her kissing an inmate surfaced.

Oscar Pistorius to spend the night in hospital

2017-08-03 18:59

Oscar Pistorius will be kept in hospital overnight following medical examinations believed to be related to chest pains.

Oscar Pistorius marks 1 year in prison with a 'positive attitude'

2017-07-06 11:10

"It is going very well with Oscar Pistorius," the Department of Correctional Services says, as he marks one year in prison.

Justice minister admits huge backlog of parole cases

2017-07-03 07:03

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha has admitted that there is a huge backlog in consideration of lifers for parole.

Viral photos of prison 'strip-show' drive Facebook users up the pole

2017-06-26 13:15

Photographs which surfaced over the weekend of a seemingly raucous "family day" at the Johannesburg Correctional Centre, showing scantily-clad women dancing with prisoners, have been confirmed as authentic.

UK prison moves to stop drone deliveries of contraband

2017-05-17 06:31

A British prison will install anti-drone technology to stop contraband being smuggled through the skies, the jail's governor says.

Prisoner fights in court for fellow inmate with brain cancer

2017-05-10 07:48

An inmate in a Pretoria prison, Piet Kgwatedi Mokwena, has successfully taken the Department of Correctional Services to court for failing to consider a medical parole application for a fellow inmate.

UCT students treat Pollsmoor prisoners to a touch of beauty

2017-05-03 08:37

Twenty University of Cape Town law students shelved their books to spend time pampering hundreds of women prisoners at Pollsmoor prison.

South Africa's parole system to be revised

2017-04-10 22:01

Acting Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Faith Muthambi has announced that the department is in the process of finalising a position document for the redrafting of the parole system.

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