Op-ed: victory in the JICS case

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Zia Wasserman, national prisons coordinator at Sonke Gender Justice, writes about the 2019 court case victory that confirmed the rights of detained persons and supported the need for the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services to be more independent. Read the full article here: OPINION | A small victory in the fight for the protection of prisoners’ […]

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Op-Ed: Is Ebongweni C-Max prison living up to its promises?

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By Gwen Dereymaeker Ebongweni C-Max prison in Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal, is meant to house inmates who have exhibited consistent disruptive behaviour and are regarded as particularly dangerous and violent. However, it is unclear whether the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has clear policy criteria to decide who should be transferred there. Today, Ebongweni holds about 900 […]

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