Pollsmoor prison

 
[Slideshow]Yoga brings peace to Pollsmoor prisoners
[Slideshow]Yoga brings peace to Pollsmoor prisoners
A local NGO is teaching inmates in Pollsmoor Prison how to practice yoga.
[Video]Pollsmoor Remand: "They treated us like animals"
[Video]Pollsmoor Remand: "They treated us like animals"
Former detainees tell of being denied chronic medication and contracting diseases like TB while incarcerated in the overcrowded Cape Town facility.
Dining in Pollsmoor: The ethics of a prison restaurant
Dining in Pollsmoor: The ethics of a prison restaurant
The most expensive meal at Pollsmoor prison’s restaurant, Idlanathi, is R60. Spare ribs and chips. Pollsmoor prison has a restaurant that is...
Jailhouse cod with a dash of hijacking
Jailhouse cod with a dash of hijacking
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Filth, disease, sex and violence for Pollsmoor's female inmates
Filth, disease, sex and violence for Pollsmoor's female inmates
International Women’s Day on March 8 turns the spotlight on the fate of women, in particular their achievements and the slow pace of progress. An...
A sickening state of affairs at Pollsmoor prison
A sickening state of affairs at Pollsmoor prison
During his four months in the remand section of Pollsmoor Prison last year, Mvelisi Sitokisi was not only forced to default on taking his antiretroviral (ARV) medication but also contracted tuberculosis (TB)....
How Pollsmoor prison can kill you
How Pollsmoor prison can kill you
A stay in the Western Cape’s Pollsmoor prison can turn into a death sentence, as was evidenced when two inmates recently died of leptospirosis, a...
Thousands evacuated from rat-infested Pollsmoor prison
Thousands evacuated from rat-infested Pollsmoor prison
Manelisi Wolela, spokesperson for the department of correctional services, confirmed to Al Jazeera on Saturday that around 4 100 detainees...
Pollsmoor prisoners treated 'worse than animals'
Pollsmoor prisoners treated 'worse than animals'
It is 7am. The waiting area for family members hoping to visit their loved ones detained in the remand section of Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison...
[Video]Deteriorating conditions at Pollsmoor prison
[Video]Deteriorating conditions at Pollsmoor prison
A video taken inside the Cape Town prison shows the poor state of basic facilities such as toilets and showers.
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...
Inmates bring first-hand ordeals to the stage
Inmates bring first-hand ordeals to the stage
Glenda Oliver faces the judge. She knows she will be sentenced today. Her brother is at her side. When her sentence of four years is handed down, her...

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