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.

  • South Africa:  MPs Warn of Inhumane Prison Conditions

    South African Press Association, 24 October 2012

    Inhumane conditions in South African prisons are making the department of correctional service vulnerable to legal action, MPs said on Wednesday. read more »

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.

  • South Africa:  Work, Not Reading, Will Contribute More to Rehabilitation (press release)

    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 »

  • South Africa:  Minister of Correctional Services Needs a Plan of Action (press release)

    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 »

  • South Africa:  Dept Committed to Improving Conditions in Correctional Centres

    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 »

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