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Smith flounders as Zondo asks why he did not sound the alarm on Bosasa

The state capture inquiry confronts the corruption-accused MP on his track record of inaction on Bosasa, which made R7-billion off the state

Inside the brazen prison break at Kgosi Mampuru

Negligence and staff shortages are blamed for after two violent criminals escaped from the prison

Peacemaking criminology as ubuntu: A reply to Thuli Madonsela

If the rich and powerful are afforded amnesty, then so too must the poor who are often pushed into lives of crime

Death penalty won’t stop sexual violence

It will take the end of patriarchy and an efficient justice system to jail more offenders

Police torture continues

Allegations of torture highlights the importance of the new national preventive mechanism and the need for independent custody monitoring

Revolving door of crime and jail

The prisons department says it has rehabilitation programmes. Others disagree, including an ex-inmate who says the only way to come right is to want to change

Ferdi Barnard released on parole

Anti-apartheid activist David Webster’s killer is now a free man after more than two decades behind bars

Security clearance showdown as Arthur Fraser and IGI face off in court

The legal action will go ahead despite Fraser being transferred from his position as State Security Agency director general

Life behind bars: An inspecting judge of prisons unlocks inmates’ stories

South Africa’s jails have one of the lowest percentages of women prisoners in the world – but among the highest number of men

Justice is a misogynist so it’s little wonder that women get such a raw deal

There are many issues that need to be addressed to make it easier for women to get legal redress

Prisoners’ claims of torture ignored

Inmates want the NPA to tell them why their jailers weren’t prosecuted.

Ndebele warns Waterkloof Four warders

Any official found to have helped with a jail cell party for two of the "Waterkloof Four" will be punished, says the correctional services minister.

Rashied Staggie’s parole reinstated

Former Hard Livings gang leader Rashied Staggie's day parole has been reinstated two months after it was revoked because he violated conditions.

Mangaung prison: Drugs, shock and torture by ‘ninjas’

Warders at the Mangaung Correctional Centre have allegedly meted out brutal and illegal punishments to Mangaung inmates.

Mangaung prison is a private hell

Forced anti-psychotics and shock therapy are par for the course at the correctional facility.

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