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.

  • 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 »

  • 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:  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 (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 »

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