Prison Rehabilitation in South Africa 'Not Working'
While rehabilitation and care programmes are failing, prisoners were also being abused and dehumanised, resulting in the entire country being unsafe, says parliament's portfolio committee on correctional services.
Prisoner's hands on the bars in his cell (file photo): Inhumane conditions in South African prisons are making the department of correctional service vulnerable to legal action, MPs say.
Democratic Alliance, 12 July 2012
The Democratic Alliance welcomes the call from the Minister of Correctional Services for inmates to read more. However, we believe that a better step towards rehabilitation would ... read more »
Democratic Alliance, 19 October 2012
The DA welcomes Correctional Services Minister Ndebele's announcement that it will be compulsory for all inmates to complete an Adult Basic Education Training (ABET) programme. ... read more »
SAnews.gov.za, 11 September 2012
Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has re-iterated his commitment to improving conditions in correctional centres across the country. read more »
South Africa: Country's Justice System to Be Transformed
BuaNews, 13 August 2008
Several interventions have been identified to transform the country's Criminal Justice System (CJS) into one where crimes are fully investigated, courts are efficient and prisons ... read more »
South Africa: More Inmates Participate in Rehab Programmes
BuaNews, 6 February 2008
More offenders are participating in rehabilitation programmes and security is improving in prisons, despite the challenges facing the Department of Correctional Services. read more »
Investigations are under way into the circumstances which led to the death of prisoners following an explosion in the prison truck that was transporting them. Read more »