While the defence says that Oscar Pistorius would 'break' in prison due to his disability, the prosecution says it's no reason for non-imprisonment.
Constitutional Hill will host an emotional reunion between former prisoners at the Old Fort Women's Gaol and their wardens.
Claims that SA female prisoners are mistreated in Mozambique's jails will be brought up with authorities, says the international relations department.
Survivors of North Korea's notorious detention camps share their stories of brutality, starvation and witnessing frequent executions.
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights says more than 100 prisoners have died in Zimbabwe due to "nutrition-related illnesses".
Antipsychotic injections are necessary to subdue inmates, says medical staff at the Mangaung Correctional Centre.
A two-pronged probe into allegations of torture at Mangaung prison will be completed in the next two weeks, MPs have been told.
Electric shock therapy and torture are some of the allegations uncovered by the Wits Justice Project at the Mangaung Correctional Facility.
Rape has become an accepted form of punishment for those in prison. Civil society groups say correctional services is doing nothing to change that.
Unlike Oscar Pistorius, who awaits trial in luxury, paraplegic Ronnie Fakude had to share a cell with 87 men.
Activists and former inmates say conditions in Zimbabwe jails are shocking, and basic conditions such as providing hygiene and food aren't being met.
Journalists carrying out their professional duty should be protected from interference and possible harm, said Sanef.
The health department could face litigation for not taking adequate interim measures to care for psychiatric patients.
The Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of a former awaiting trial detainee who contracted TB while in Pollsmoor prison.
Amnesty International says it's found hundreds of cases of unlawful arrest and detention in Mozambique.
Researchers and advocates have singled out South Africa's under-staffed and overcrowded prisons as hotbeds for the transmission of HIV and TB.
Doctors, nurses and pharmacists are refusing to work in South Africa's prisons, Parliament heard on Wednesday.
SA wants to build seven more new prisons to help ease chronic overcrowding in its jails, the correctional services minister said on Thursday.