Pollsmoor Prison

Three Pollsmoor escapees rearrested

Three Pollsmoor prisoners have been re-arrested, while a manhunt continues for three other inmates who were escaped from the correctional facility on Sunday night. The six youth offenders escaped from the B4 section of the prison, after using their bed posts to break their cell’s burglar bars. Three of the[…]

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Pollsmoor remand facility still at 174% capacity: SGJ

Some progress has been made in reducing overcrowding at Pollsmoor’s awaiting trial facility but there is much more to be done, says Sonke Gender Justice in a response to the Department of Correctional Services’ action plan on problems at the prison. The action plan was ordered by the Western Cape[…]

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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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Concerns over Pollsmoor FB page

A Facebook page allegedly publishing photos from within Pollsmoor prison is causing a stir, with the Western Cape Department of Community Safety now demanding an investigation into its authenticity. The page, which was reportedly started in January and has since garnered over 3000 likes, has raised question marks as to[…]

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Disciplinary action for FB-active Pollsmoor inmates

Three inmates at the Pollsmoor prison in Cape Town who opened a Facebook page and posted images of themselves in jail, will face disciplinary action soon, the Department of Correctional Services said on Friday. “An investigation has been opened, and a joint operation, comprising correctional services and other law enforcement[…]

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