Increased SA prison population a concern

As communities rally to protect against increased criminal activity through various mechanisms, such as #GansterismMustFall, the number of prisoners entering the system is constantly increasing. The overloaded judicial system may, therefore, be considered as indicative of a failing prison system. National advocacy and lobbying manager of the National Institute for[…]

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Employ ex-convicts: Nicro

The National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders (Nicro) has urged companies and businesses to employ ex convicts, in order for them to be re-integrated back into society. Nicro has launched a project which aims to help rehabilitated offenders get jobs. Nicro spokesperson Jacques Sibomana said if[…]

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Prison parole a challenge

The National Institute for Crime Prevention and Reintegration of Offenders (NICRO) has expressed concern over the current state of the South African parole system, suggesting correctional services were struggling with a crisis of prisoners who were not properly rehabilitated. They called for more effective ways of integrating parolees back into[…]

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