Dealing With Sexual Abuse in South African Prisons


Sexual assualt is widely accepted by both inmates and prison authorities, however, IRIN unpacks the anguish of Michael Adams* who contracted HIV during prison sexual violence.


  • South Africa:  Dealing With Sexual Abuse in Prison

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 6 November 2012

    "Here is the mess," the warder said when he shoved Michael Adams* into an overcrowded cell in Allandale Prison, near South Africa's Cape Town, 10 years ago. That first night, Adams ... read more »

Prisoners at Leeuwkop prison: There are currently no policies in place to ensure that sexual assault laws are implemented in prisons.

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