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.
Prisoners at Leeuwkop prison: There are currently no policies in place to ensure that sexual assault laws are implemented in prisons.
South Africa: MPs Warn of Inhumane Prison Conditions
SAPA, 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 »
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: Communities Urged to Help Rehabilitate Offenders
SAnews.gov.za, 30 October 2012
South Africa needs alternative solutions to help rehabilitate offenders, says regional director for Correctional Services in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West, Alfred Tsetsane. read more »
South Africa: Minister of Correctional Services Needs a Plan of Action
DA, 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 »
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 ... Read more »