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Zambian opposition leaders detained in 'filthy, unimaginable' conditions
Zambian opposition leaders detained in 'filthy, unimaginable' conditions
“The congestion is beyond what you can believe. The smell is indescribable. It’s so filthy you can’t even imagine.” This is how Chilufya...
Prison overcrowding: No more band-aid solutions
Prison overcrowding: No more band-aid solutions
Following the High Court decision in December 2016 directing the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) to immediately address the
Mental shift: Yoga makes its way behind the walls of South African prisons
Mental shift: Yoga makes its way behind the walls of South African prisons
Raeez Safar sits in a grassy courtyard, his eyes closed as he lifts his hands to his face. As the sleeves of his white top fall past his wrists,...
Nursing the hungry: How one Catholic nun has taken Malawi's prisoners under her wing
Nursing the hungry: How one Catholic nun has taken Malawi's prisoners under her wing
On a blustery Tuesday morning a white Toyota Hilux bakkie pulls up in a cloud of dust at the Chichiri prison in Blantyre, Malawi.
Shutting Rikers would be a major step towards fixing the US’s prisons
Shutting Rikers would be a major step towards fixing the US’s prisons
"One day, I was walking through the receiving room and I saw an officer who was instructing two inmates at a time to put their feet on a box and...
Prisoners’ claims of torture ignored
Prisoners’ claims of torture ignored
The record of the subsequent medical examination notes Abel Phasha as being of “small build”. That is no exaggeration. Phasha is 31 years old...
Justice minister to launch exhumation project at Pretoria prison
Justice minister to launch exhumation project at Pretoria prison
The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services will on Wednesday launch a project to exhume the remains of political prisoners who were...
Oscar's disability in question over sentencing
Oscar's disability in question over sentencing
Oscar Pistorius's disability should not be the reason he is not incarcerated, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday.
Former women prisoners to meet their captors on Conhill
Former women prisoners to meet their captors on Conhill
Please note: this event has been postponed till December 10 2014. We will advertise the new details shortly. In the meantime you can still send...
SA women prisoners 'abused' in Mozambique
SA women prisoners 'abused' in Mozambique
Mozambican authorities will be told about reports that South African female prisoners are sexually abused and denied basic necessities in that...

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