Riot breaks out at Pretoria prison – inmates are tired of the way they are treated

Prisoners serving life and long term sentences at Pretoria’s Kgosi Mampuru II prison rioted on Sunday afternoon. The injury count ranged from two to 19‚ as prisoners disputed the official count. The fighting‚ which prompted prison authorities to call in Department of Correctional Services specialised units‚ is over prisoners’ unhappiness with how issues around parole […]
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Six detainees escape- Police forget to lock cell: This only happens in South Africa

Six detainees escaped from police cells at the Durban Empangeni police station after the police allegedly forgot to lock doors leading to the exit. Three have since been rearrested, while three others are on the run. And one of those on the run is wanted for murder. The escape happened on the night of May […]
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South African taxpayers is footing the bill for foreign prisoners

There are about 6 440 sentenced foreign nationals in South African prisons, serving an average of 10.6 years for various crimes they committed in this country. The South African taxpayer is footing the bill amounting to R845 million per annum and R8.96 billion over their average 10-year sentence period. The costs are based on a […]
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