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Daily Dispatch
How Krejcir allegedly tried to make another escape attemptof time”. “I am not violent. I am not aggressive and my removal to Kokstad is
Daily Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
of time”. “I am not violent. I am not aggressive and my removal to Kokstad is simply an abuse of power‚” he writes. A Department of Correctional Services official said the move was necessitated by a “security breach”. Details of the breach... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Wits Justice Project - Lifers, Riots and Paroleon their limbs. Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), who are representing inmates i
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
on their limbs. Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), who are representing inmates involved in the protest, claim that the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) placed nine prisoners in segregation, without observing rules and regulations... Read more
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Eye Witness News
[FACT SHEET] The state of South Africa’s prisonsenjoys the institutional independence that the Constitution requires. It is cur
Eye Witness News / Posted 4 days ago
enjoys the institutional independence that the Constitution requires. It is currently receiving its budget from the department of correctional services and is administratively and operationally linked to it, making it very difficult for the... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Sex offender accused Tucker joins court bid to insist on tagsaround 500 others who are monitored using the same system now face being put ba
Daily Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
around 500 others who are monitored using the same system now face being put back in jail as a dispute rages on between the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and Engineered System Solutions (ESS)‚ the company that provides the tracking... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Prisoners relocated after riot at correctional facilityII prison in Pretoria. (Supplied to GroundUp) Westville - A number of inmates
News 24 South Africa / Posted 12 days ago
II prison in Pretoria. (Supplied to GroundUp) Westville - A number of inmates at prisons involved in protests against the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) have been transferred to different sections of their prisons or moved to... Read more
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Eye Witness News
DCS suspends electronic tagging of paroleesfollowing investigations into how a tender with the device suppliers was awarde
Eye Witness News / Posted 13 days ago
following investigations into how a tender with the device suppliers was awarded. FILE: Picture: SAPA. JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Correctional Services says electronic tagging devices on parolees form a small part of the monitoring... Read more
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iol.co.za
To grant bail or not to grant bailwith the imperatives in the national development plan”. However, organisations
iol.co.za / Posted 14 days ago
with the imperatives in the national development plan”. However, organisations such as Legal Aid South Africa (LASA), the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and other affiliates who make up the justice cluster have been thus far working... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Public warned of correctional services job scamtransported in exploded not far from the prison situated south of the city. Pic
Eye Witness News / Posted 14 days ago
transported in exploded not far from the prison situated south of the city. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Correctional Services has warned the public to be cautious of job scams. The department says it has received... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Prisoners 'relocated' after riot at correctional facilityA number of inmates at prisons involved in protests against the Department of C
Daily Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
A number of inmates at prisons involved in protests against the Department of Correctional Services have been transferred to different sections of their prisons or moved to isolation. A number of inmates at prisons involved in protests against the... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Oscar Pistorius marks 1 year in prison with a 'positive attitude'Johannesburg – "It is going very well with Oscar Pistorius," Department of Corr
News 24 South Africa / Posted 16 days ago
Johannesburg – "It is going very well with Oscar Pistorius," Department of Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said on Wednesday. Nxumalo said Pistorius demonstrates good behaviour in the Atteridgeville prison in Pretoria and has a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Prison 'Stripper' Pictures Were Manipulated - Public Servants Associationimages to suit their own agendas while hurting innocent people in the process,"
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
images to suit their own agendas while hurting innocent people in the process," the association said in the statement. The Department of Correctional Services suspended 13 employees for the incident on June 16 after pictures of the alleged... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Integriton to investigate 'completely corrupt' tender with correctional servicescorrupt' tender with correctional services2017-07-05 23:11 Cape Town - A compa
News 24 South Africa / Posted 17 days ago
corrupt' tender with correctional services2017-07-05 23:11 Cape Town - A company involved in a contract with the department of correctional services - that Parliament's standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) described as... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
'Stripper' pictures were manipulated - PSAimages to suit their own agendas while hurting innocent people in the process,”
News 24 South Africa / Posted 17 days ago
images to suit their own agendas while hurting innocent people in the process,” the association said in the statement. The Department of Correctional Services suspended 13 employees for the incident on June 16 after pictures of the alleged... Read more
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Eye Witness News
4 prison warders suspended over Joburg prison ‘strippers’ scandalof security. Correctional Services spokesperson Logan Maistry said: “In line w
Eye Witness News / Posted 17 days ago
of security. Correctional Services spokesperson Logan Maistry said: “In line with the Labour Relations Act and other Department of Correctional Services’ policies and regulations at this stage we can confirm that four officials have been... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Kgosi Mampuru II warder and prisoner injured during riotKgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria. (Supplied to GroundUp) Pretoria – The Dep
News 24 South Africa / Posted 19 days ago
Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria. (Supplied to GroundUp) Pretoria – The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) says a Kgosi Mampuru II official and a prisoner were injured after violence erupted at the correctional facility on Sunday. DCS... Read more
19d
Eye Witness News
Calm restored at Kgosi Mampuru prisonwent on the rampage on Sunday, complaining about the way the parole board opera
Eye Witness News / Posted 19 days ago
went on the rampage on Sunday, complaining about the way the parole board operates. Picture: Supplied JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Correctional Services says the situation is calm at the Kgosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria after a riot in which... Read more
19d
Daily Dispatch
Riot breaks out at Pretoria prisonfrom two to 19‚ as prisoners disputed the official count. The fighting‚ which
Daily Dispatch / Posted 19 days ago
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 are being... Read more
19d
AllAfrica.com
Justice Minister Admits Huge Backlog of Parole Casestake their cases to the courts Not only is there a large backlog of inmates to
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
take their cases to the courts Not only is there a large backlog of inmates to consider for parole but the Department of Correctional Services is also experiencing a bombardment of litigation from frustrated lifers. Masutha said... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Justice minister admits huge backlog of parole casestake their cases to the courts Not only is there a large backlog of inmates to
News 24 South Africa / Posted 19 days ago
take their cases to the courts Not only is there a large backlog of inmates to consider for parole but the Department of Correctional Services is also experiencing a bombardment of litigation from frustrated lifers. Masutha said... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
What did (and didn't) happen in Parliament this termdebt from past financial years. Even when threatened with a lawyer's letter, S
News 24 South Africa / Posted 21 days ago
debt from past financial years. Even when threatened with a lawyer's letter, Scopa continued its investigation into the Department of Correctional Services' murky dealings with Integritron Integrated Solutions. Energy's breath of fresh... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Is hearing loss the biggest Aboriginal justice issue in the Top End?deaf in the left ear,' and they can be aware of that when they're dealing with
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 22 days ago
deaf in the left ear,' and they can be aware of that when they're dealing with them," he says. Mr Vanderpoll left the NT Department of Correctional Services in 2013, and now works for the state's Department of Trade, Business and Innovation,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Minister Announces New Paper On Parole Administrationto provide support to parolees and ex-offenders upon release," the minister sai
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
to provide support to parolees and ex-offenders upon release," the minister said. Minister Masutha said although the Department of Correctional Services is responsible for executing warrants issued by the courts, the eventual release and... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
Photos of alleged strippers at South African prison prompt investigationdancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalber
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 23 days ago
dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalberger, the acting national commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services, also condemned the alleged incident, saying Monday it was a major security breach and... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
SA should consider conjugal visits in prisonof the country when such criminal and dastardly acts take place in what is supp
News 24 South Africa / Posted 24 days ago
of the country when such criminal and dastardly acts take place in what is supposed to be maximum security prison. The Department of Correctional Services has expectedly moved with necessary speed to inform the Public on the corrective measures... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Photos of alleged strippers at South African prison prompt investigationdancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalber
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 25 days ago
dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalberger, the acting national commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services, also condemned the alleged incident, saying Monday it was a major security breach and... Read more
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News 8000
Photos of alleged strippers at South African prison prompt investigationdancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalber
News 8000 / Posted 25 days ago
dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalberger, the acting national commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services, also condemned the alleged incident, saying Monday it was a major security breach and... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Photos of alleged strippers at South African prison prompt investigationdancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalber
KTXS Abilene / Posted 25 days ago
dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalberger, the acting national commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services, also condemned the alleged incident, saying Monday it was a major security breach and... Read more
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KECI Missoula
Photos of alleged strippers at South African prison prompt investigationdancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalber
KECI Missoula / Posted 25 days ago
dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalberger, the acting national commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services, also condemned the alleged incident, saying Monday it was a major security breach and... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Photos of alleged strippers at South African prison prompt investigationdancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalber
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 25 days ago
dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalberger, the acting national commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services, also condemned the alleged incident, saying Monday it was a major security breach and... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
Photos of alleged strippers at South African prison prompt investigationdancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalber
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 25 days ago
dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalberger, the acting national commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services, also condemned the alleged incident, saying Monday it was a major security breach and... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Photos of alleged strippers at South African prison prompt investigationdancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalber
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 25 days ago
dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalberger, the acting national commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services, also condemned the alleged incident, saying Monday it was a major security breach and... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Photos of alleged strippers at South African prison prompt investigationdancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalber
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 25 days ago
dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalberger, the acting national commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services, also condemned the alleged incident, saying Monday it was a major security breach and... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
Photos of alleged strippers at South African prison prompt investigationdancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalber
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 25 days ago
dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. James Smalberger, the acting national commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services, also condemned the alleged incident, saying Monday it was a major security breach and... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Prison inmates get 'strippers' in thigh-high boots brought in to entertain themcan be seen grappling the waist band on the trousers of a Sun City inmate while
Daily Mirror / Posted 25 days ago
can be seen grappling the waist band on the trousers of a Sun City inmate while other prisoners look on. On Monday, the Department of Correctional Services confirmed the authenticity of the photos. The shocking pictures have led to a full... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Stray shotguns within prisoners’ reachbreach at the state’s prisons,” Mr Kitchen said. “A breach of this variety is
Adelaide Now / Posted 25 days ago
breach at the state’s prisons,” Mr Kitchen said. “A breach of this variety is extremely concerning. “I believe the Department of Correctional Services is already conducting an investigation. “Then the PSA will begin an investigation to... Read more
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News.com.au
Stray shotguns within prisoners’ reachbreach at the state’s prisons,” Mr Kitchen said. “A breach of this variety is
News.com.au / Posted 25 days ago
breach at the state’s prisons,” Mr Kitchen said. “A breach of this variety is extremely concerning. “I believe the Department of Correctional Services is already conducting an investigation. “Then the PSA will begin an investigation to... Read more
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iafrica.com
Strippers in a Joburg Prison cause scandalletters after they organised an explicit ‘strip-show’ as entertainment for inma
iafrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
letters after they organised an explicit ‘strip-show’ as entertainment for inmates during Youth Month Celebrations. The Department of Correctional Services began investigation into the matter when images of scantily dressed women entertaining... Read more
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iol.co.za
Taxpayers did not pay for #PrisonStrippers - SmalbergerThe images of the women dressed in what looks like underclothes caused a stir o
iol.co.za / Posted 25 days ago
The images of the women dressed in what looks like underclothes caused a stir on social media. Department of Correctional Services acting national commissioner James Smalberger briefed the media on Monday and did not confirm whether the women were... Read more
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BBC News
South Africa prisoners entertained by 'strippers'in thigh-high boots pressing themselves up against orange suited men at Johanne
BBC News / Posted 26 days ago
in thigh-high boots pressing themselves up against orange suited men at Johannesburg's Medium B prison. On Monday, the Department of Correctional Services confirmed the veracity of the photos. A full investigation was under way, James... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Offenders Serving Life Sentences Warnedthat they disrupt operations without any consequences. Safety and security is o
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
that they disrupt operations without any consequences. Safety and security is of paramount importance," said Modise. The Department of Correctional Services said it will act if the offenders behave inappropriately in order to ensure that there is... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Maverick 'Sun City' Prison Officials May Be Stripped of Dutiesofficials watched. "The form of entertainment as depicted on social media was
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
officials watched. "The form of entertainment as depicted on social media was not approved as it was not in line with the Department of Correctional Services' policies and procedures, which are clear in terms of appropriate clothing behaviour when... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Maverick 'Sun City' prison officials may be stripped of dutiesofficials watched. "The form of entertainment as depicted on social media was
News 24 South Africa / Posted 26 days ago
officials watched. "The form of entertainment as depicted on social media was not approved as it was not in line with the Department of Correctional Services' policies and procedures, which are clear in terms of appropriate clothing behaviour when... Read more
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iol.co.za
#PrisonStrippers: 13 officials face suspensionsuspension over the issue of strippers performing a "strip show" for inmates at
iol.co.za / Posted 26 days ago
suspension over the issue of strippers performing a "strip show" for inmates at the Johannesburg Prison. This follows the Department of Correctional Services hastily organising a press conference to give clarity on saucy pictures that circulated... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Officials Face Suspension Over Explicit EntertainmentPretoria — The Department of Correctional Services says 13 officials will be se
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
Pretoria — The Department of Correctional Services says 13 officials will be served with letters of contemplation of suspension following the explicit entertainment at the Johannesburg Correctional Centre. "At this stage, the preliminary findings... Read more
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International Business Times
South Africa's 'Sun City' prisoners treated to strippers during a family visiting weekend The Department of Correctional Services said on Monday that 13 correctional ser
International Business Times / Posted 26 days ago
The Department of Correctional Services said on Monday that 13 correctional services officials had been served with notices of suspension following the leaking of images showing scantily clad women dancing with inmates at the Johannesburg... Read more
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Reuters
South Africa prison authorities apologize after scantily-clad women entertain inmatesin the facility. The dancers were obviously not approved," said James Smalberge
Reuters / Posted 26 days ago
in the facility. The dancers were obviously not approved," said James Smalberger, acting National Commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services. "We want to apologize to the citizens of South Africa for this incident which, indeed,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Viral Photos of Prison 'Strip-Show' Drive Facebook Users Up the PoleCorrectional Centre, showing scantily-clad women dancing with prisoners, have b
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
Correctional Centre, showing scantily-clad women dancing with prisoners, have been confirmed as authentic. The Department of Correctional Services held an urgent media conference on Monday after the photographs surfaced over the... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Viral photos of prison 'strip-show' drive Facebook users up the poleCorrectional Centre, showing scantily-clad women dancing with prisoners, have b
News 24 South Africa / Posted 26 days ago
Correctional Centre, showing scantily-clad women dancing with prisoners, have been confirmed as authentic. The Department of Correctional Services held an urgent media conference on Monday after the photographs surfaced over the... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Insider claims collusion with R378m prisons tenderGreyling (Supplied to amaBhungane) Johannesburg - A whistleblower has made a s
News 24 South Africa / Posted 26 days ago
Greyling (Supplied to amaBhungane) Johannesburg - A whistleblower has made a series of explosive allegations against the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and the SA Security Solutions and Technologies (Sasstec) group. Former Sasstec... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Most Allegations of Assault in Prison Are Not Properly Investigatedto conduct 13 investigations. These investigations involve visits to the prison
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
to conduct 13 investigations. These investigations involve visits to the prison and reports that are forwarded to the Department of Correctional Services. Almost all these investigations focussed on allegations of assault on inmates by... Read more
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