Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla claims that prisoners in SA have access to better healthcare. Africa Check investigates.
The department of correctional services disputed a report that the High Court granted Derby-Lewis be taken to hospital for medical treatment.
A two-pronged probe into allegations of torture at Mangaung prison will be completed in the next two weeks, MPs have been told.
A woman who works for the Mangaung Correctional Centre in Bloemfontein has been released after being taken hostage by four inmates.
South Africa has the highest prison population in Africa, says Correctional Services Minister Sbu Ndebele.
The department of correctional services is the worst employer of 2012 "with honours", trade union Solidarity has said.
The correctional services department owes about R1.3-billion in damages to prisoners and former inmates for bodily injury and rape while in prison.
Jailbirds sang like angels to an elite crowd at the Durban International Convention Centre for the National Offender Choir Competition.
Correctional services have suspended the Zonderwater Prison parole board with immediate effect over its release of two of the Waterkloof Four.
Correctional Services say three parole board officers and two prison official are being investigated for the release of two of the Waterkloof Four.
Ability to protect sources is crucial to exposing corruption, says the M&G.
Correctional services says no more information will be given on former police commissioner Jackie Selebi's health because of the strain on his family.
Former police chief Jackie Selebi has been moved to the intensive care unit from the nephrology unit at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria.
The North Gauteng High Court has ordered the correctional services department to release two of the Waterkloof Four into house arrest.
The correctional services department says it's under no obligation to provide details on apartheid assassin Eugene de Kock's parole hearing.
Senior Western Cape officials are taking the correctional services department to court, saying they have been denied promotions because of their race.
The SAPS and the department of correctional services face legal claims worth billions of rands, according to their respective annual reports.
Convicted murderer Clive Derby-Lewis plans to challenge the department of correctional services on its decision not to grant him parole.
South Africa's failure to criminalise torture in domestic law leaves many citizens vulnerable to gross human rights abuses while in state custody.