A 40-year-old inmate, accused of rape, attempted murder and assault, was found dead in his prison cell on Tuesday morning.
Following the release fo 19 000 prisoners on parole in May, the DA say that government has not informed them of the inmates prior records.
A group of prisoners in the Eastern Cape are facing severe punishments, after they barricaded themselves inside a cell and filmed their antics.
There have been eight deaths from within the prison system, and calls for mothers with children behind bars to be released are growing.
A riot is understood to have broken out at a prison in Lusikisiki on Thursday 7 May, with inmates complaining of human rights violations.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the parole of almost 19 000 low-risk offenders. What constitutes a petty crime though?
Due to overcrowding, prisons are considered volatile hotbeds of infection.
Prisoners say that if they don’t get protection, they will embark on a protest of disobedience, nudity and hunger strikes.
A concerning number of inmates and prison officials have tested positive for the deadly virus at the East London Correctional Centre.
Prisons are a nightmare when it comes to maintaining social distancing, with 26 people having tested positive for COVID-19 at a correctional facility in East London.
The prison official is believed to be in a stable condition, but fears are growing over the vulnerability of correctional services.
A group of prisoners thought they’d showcase just how good they had it in the cells – but their boastful video has put them in a heap of trouble.
The historic Cressida transported former president Nelson Mandela from Victor Verster Prison to Cape Town City Hall 30 years ago.
On this day, 30 years ago, former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela was released from the Victor Verster Prison near Paarl.
Tuesday 11 February marks the 30th anniversary of the release of late former president Nelson Mandela from the then, Victor Verster prison.
The government announced on Monday that over 14 000 prisoners will be granted “remissions”, cutting their jail time – here’s what will happen.
Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services (JICS) expressed their concern over the steady increase of unnatural deaths in South African prisons.
Well, we didn’t see this one coming. Cyril Ramaphosa has been criticised over the last few days. But, of all groups, the FF Plus have leapt to his defence.
Cyril Ramaphosa has indicated that he would like some prisoners to face “hard labour” in jail. But the DA are dead against the suggestion.
Ex-prisoners from Robben Island have threatened to return to their cells if the corruption report they have demanded is not released.
When Nicholas Ninow took to the stand last week, his attempts to secure his freedom fell flat. Instead, he’s opened up a can of worms or two.
The protester overturned and burned SAPS and Traffic vehicles.
If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime. The kidnappers in the Amy’Leigh de Jager case have been left unimpressed by their prison cells.