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.
The uncovering of an alleged violent escape attempt by the ‘Isis trio’ led to a massive police presence at the Verulam Family Court in KwaZulu-Natal.
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.
Vusi Mathibela is convinced someone is trying to poison him and is unhappy that prison guards will not allow his family to bring him food from outside the prison.
It’s one of South Africa’s longest-ever jail sentences. Mhlonipheni Mjadu will spend the best part of 300 years imprisoned: His rap sheet explains it all.
Despite this prison story actually being a pretty glum one, Jacob Zuma lifts the lid on a moment of comic relief that has had his Twitter followers in stitches.
Police officers on the scene are combing the building and surround precinct for clues.
Correctional Services says it has complied with the order and denies any wrongdoing.
Inmates will get an opportunity to register on 22 and 23 January.
A pre-dawn raid at Westville prison led to the discovery of hundreds of litres of industriously brewed beer.