The Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services has asked the Parliament to intervene on prison conditions in Mzansi.
Man who contracted HIV and was forcibly tattooed while in jail was awarded R2-million in damages for unjustly spending two years in prison.
Six inmates were killed and 33 wounded during a fight in an overcrowded jail in the Philippines, authorities said Tuesday, in the second such incident in as many weeks.
The decision comes after a call from the United Nations to depopulate prison systems.
Krejcir’s latest in a long line of bids to be moved or released from the Leeuwkop Maximum security prison involves an alleged plot against his life.
A 42-year-old man tried to pass as his 19-year-old daughter in a bid to flee prison.
Minister of justice and correctional services Ronald Lamola has released a statement addressing videos of inmates allegedly taking drugs in prison.
More than 100 prisoners have died of malnutrition-related illnesses.
Even the South Africa’s forgotten segment of society has a say in these elections.
South Africa’s uncomfortably high crime rate is directly related to a burgeoning prison population, but there’s more to it than that.
Samuel Ntshavheni Nndwambi was a carpenter and breadwinner for his wife and three children. One late afternoon in early 2006, Samuel was completing a table for a client in his home carpenter workshop in Thohoyandou when police came to arrest him.
The grant proposal by the Department of Correctional Services is an innovative idea and should be taken seriously.
Mandela’s 100th birthday is a time for us to reflect on our criminal justice system – something that has let Sibusiso Mavuka down.
Don’t shoot the messenger on this one. Out of a 38-country study, SA topped the table for all the wrong reasons.
The Mandela rules are used in many countries across the globe.
“Justice is not rightly served when police are involved”
A video of a local prisoner casually counting his money in jail has angered many South Africans on social media. SA prison system eh?
They “are poorly-thought out, misdirected, hugely costly and an ineffective way of punishing criminals”
A warden was beaten with a brick.
Maybe they were just performing a strip search?
Some European countries are experiencing a strange phenomenon – empty prisons. Last week the Dutch Justice Ministry announced that the number of inmates in Dutch prisons had fallen 27 percent between 2011 and 2015.