Mothers in prison: 'DCS facilities are not meant to house children'

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'DCS facilities are not meant to house children'
'DCS facilities are not meant to house children'

There are 243 prisons across South Africa, nine of which are exclusively for women

According to the latest Department of Correctional Services (DCS) 2019/2020 Annual Report, there are over 4 110 sentenced and un-sentenced female inmates, forming a fraction of the whole at just 2.5% of over 150 000 sentenced and un-sentenced offenders, in prisons in South Africa.

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