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​Gang war drives prison bloodbaths in Brazil
​Gang war drives prison bloodbaths in Brazil
When beheaded, disembowelled corpses stacked up in Brazilian jails, it looked like bloody chaos caused by overcrowding. But authorities see method...
Tortured Mangaung prisoners seek justice
Tortured Mangaung prisoners seek justice
British security firm G4S, which runs Bloemfontein’s Mangaung prison, has denied lawyers access to a prisoner who claims to have been shot in the...
Hope dwindles for women imprisoned in Thailand for drug trafficking
Hope dwindles for women imprisoned in Thailand for drug trafficking
"You cannot bring this in here,” the warden informed me, pointing to the pair of spectacles I was holding. “Prison rules ­forbid these...
[Video]Oscar Pistorius: Lock and load
[Video]Oscar Pistorius: Lock and load
While the world contemplates Oscar Pistorius's imminent release from prison, Pimples gives their take on what it will look like.
Crime and punishment don't add up
Crime and punishment don't add up
South Africa is often branded as a country with a high incarceration rate. In certain respects, this is true. For with 290 people per 100 000...
Bra Chicks: Cool lessons from the cooler
Bra Chicks: Cool lessons from the cooler
Bra Chicks Lebelwane is a big man with a greying mousetail beard trimmed to grow under his lower lip. From time to time he walks the streets of...
Pistorius's five year sentence 'significant' - expert
Pistorius's five year sentence 'significant' - expert
Wits School of Law Professor Stephen Tuson said the five years imposed on Pistorius was significant, because a longer sentence would not have given...
Prisoners reveal brutal torture, beatings to a court
Prisoners reveal brutal torture, beatings to a court
Inmates from a maximum security prison told a court of brutal torture and beatings on Friday, in a test case for new torture laws.
Break the silence on HIV in prison
Break the silence on HIV in prison
There is a slow, indirect violence in South African prisons that is killing inmates in droves. Last year alone, 652 inmates died in what were...
Bail system penalises the poor
Bail system penalises the poor
Tsego Dube* sits quietly on an overcrowded bench at the Hillbrow magistrate’s court awaiting the fate of his bail hearing. It is a Monday...
Privately-run prisons are failing, says Ndebele
Privately-run prisons are failing, says Ndebele
Members of Parliament voiced concerns on Tuesday over the billions of rands spent by the state on privately-run prisons and the disappointing...
[Video]Torture and drugging in Mangaung prison
[Video]Torture and drugging in Mangaung prison
Forced anti-psychotics, shock therapy and torture in Mangaung prison have been uncovered during a 12-month investigation by journalist Ruth Hopkins.

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