Department of Correctional Services

63 prisoners rearrested following jail break in Malmesbury

The Department of Correctional Services says it has re-arrested 63 out of 69 awaiting trial prisoners who escaped from Malmesbury Correctional Centre on Friday. It said the group overpowered officials at around 12:15. “The incident happened when officials were providing exercise to inmates. At the time, the centre had 451[…]

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Correctional services records 3 new Covid-19 cases

The Department of Correctional Services says it has recorded three new Covid-19 cases, bringing the number to 172. In a statement on Thursday, department spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said recoveries were sitting at 85 after 24 officials from the Western Cape had recovered. The Eastern Cape continues to have the highest[…]

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‘Prison economy’ aided by correctional officials

By Anees Teladia While the state of security and integrity within South African prisons has arguably always been regarded as questionable by the public, South Africa’s prisons are doing well in comparison to many other African states, according to the Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR) project. The spotlight has fallen[…]

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Hawks lambasted for arresting Agrizzi and four co-accused

Legal experts have lambasted the Hawks for the arrests of five-people over allegations of corruption, money laundering and fraud related to tender irregularities between Bosasa and the Department of Correctional Services. Experts warn that the arrest of former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi’s could scare off more witnesses intending to give[…]

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Pollsmoor inmates being transferred

The influx of prisoners continues to be a problem at the notorious Pollsmoor Correctional Services prison. The prison is currently holding almost double the amount of inmates than it can accommodate. Pollsmoor is currently housing 7,477 inmates, but it only has bed space for 4,336 people. After many long meetings[…]

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