Department of Correctional Services

 
Pistorius released from jail a day early, escapes the media
Pistorius released from jail a day early, escapes the media
Oscar Pistorius was released from jail late Monday, South African officials said, and will serve his remaining sentence under house arrest after a...
Comment: Overcrowded jails deadly, inhumane
Comment: Overcrowded jails deadly, inhumane
Many of South Africa’s correctional facilities, and most acutely its remand detention facilities, are overcrowded, creating dehumanising and...
Cope calls for probe into de Kock's whereabouts
Cope calls for probe into de Kock's whereabouts
Cope spokesperson Dennis Bloem said on Saturday: "If it is indeed true that he is being unlawfully detained by the security force, then the police...
Public versus prison healthcare: What are the facts?
Public versus prison healthcare: What are the facts?
Prisoners in South Africa have access to better healthcare services than the general public, the Deputy Minister of Correctional Services, Thabang...
Department disputes Derby-Lewis report
Department disputes Derby-Lewis report
"The final court order was rejected and the final decision of the court [on Friday] was for normal department procedures to be followed,"...
Probe into Mangaung prison torture nearly complete
Probe into Mangaung prison torture nearly complete
A two-pronged probe into a Wits Justice Project investigation into torture at Mangaung prison will be completed in the...
Mangaung prison hostage set free, no injuries reported
Mangaung prison hostage set free, no injuries reported
No one was injured when a Mangaung prison official was rescued from a hostage situation at the correctional centre, an official said on...
Ndebele: SA has highest prison population in Africa
Ndebele: SA has highest prison population in Africa
"[We are] currently ranked ninth in the world in terms of prison population, with approximately 160 000 inmates," he said in a...
Correctional Services worst employer 'with honours', claims trade union
Correctional Services worst employer 'with honours', claims trade union
"The decision to appoint the DCS as worst employer was ... an obvious one," said union spokesman Johan Kruger on Sunday.
Report shows sorry state of South Africa's prisons
Report shows sorry state of South Africa's prisons
A recent report...
Free to sing: A chorus of convicts
Free to sing: A chorus of convicts
It was the men with guns who gave it away, really. Not through their presence, as such. Even an ordinary choir competition would rate armed...
Parole board suspended over Waterkloof Four bungle
Parole board suspended over Waterkloof Four bungle
The parole board of Zonderwater Prison has been suspended with immediate effect, the correctional services department said on Tuesday.

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