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Three new nonfiction book reviews

Shaun de Waal reviews three nonfiction books by Ruth Hopkins, Philippa Garson and Tom Eaton

Retraction: Department did not refer death of Mangaung inmate to police

Press ombud Johan Retief has ruled that neither the department of correctional services nor any other source confirmed this referral.

Mangaung prison inmate ‘tortured to death’

Chilling new claims of inmate abuse at the embattled Mangaung prison in the Free State have emerged.

Still no progress on Mangaung prison abuse claims

The wheels of justice are turning slowly in the case of a Free State jail accused of torturing its inmates.

Privatisation of prisons has ‘failed’

The Mangaung prison crisis has put the failure of private security before Parliament.

Mangaung defends antipsychotic injections for prisoners

Antipsychotic injections are necessary to subdue inmates, says medical staff at the Mangaung Correctional Centre.

Privately-run prisons are failing, says Ndebele

Privately-run prisons will cost the state R12-billion over the next 14 years and the results yielded have been disappointing, Parliament has heard.

Probe into Mangaung prison torture nearly complete

A two-pronged probe into allegations of torture at Mangaung prison will be completed in the next two weeks, MPs have been told.

G4S: Prison ‘an excellent example’ of private-public partnership

G4S regional president Andy Baker responds to the allegations that warders use brutal methods to control prisoners at Mangaung prison in Bloemfontein.

Ndebele: Mangaung prison torture will be investigated

Claims of torture in Mangaung prison will be investigated, says Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele.

State seizes bedlam-riven Bloem prison

After warden assaults, hostage dramas and inmate violence, G4S has lost control of the Mangaung Correctional Centre.

Mangaung prison hostage set free, no injuries reported

A woman who works for the Mangaung Correctional Centre in Bloemfontein has been released after being taken hostage by four inmates.

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