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News 24 South Africa
No unconditional release for PAC's MotsamaiLizeka Tandwa, News24 Johannesburg – The decision by the High Court in Johanne
No unconditional release for PAC's Motsamai
News 24 South Africa / Posted yesterday
Lizeka Tandwa, News24 Johannesburg – The decision by the High Court in Johannesburg against an unconditional release for the Pan Africanist Congress's Kenny Motsamai has been welcomed by National Commissioner of Correctional Services Zach... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Prisoners roped in to help reclaim South Africa’s world title for MandelaEarlier this year‚ the foundation broke the Guinness World Record for the large
Prisoners roped in to help reclaim South Africa’s world title for Mandela
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 3 days ago
Earlier this year‚ the foundation broke the Guinness World Record for the largest crocheted blanket‚ measuring 3‚377m² that was unveiled at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The Guinness World Record has now awarded the title of the largest crochet... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
HIV-Positive Prisoner Denied Antiretroviral Treatment38-year-old Mvelisi Sitokisi who defaulted on his antiretroviral medication and
HIV-Positive Prisoner Denied Antiretroviral Treatment
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
38-year-old Mvelisi Sitokisi who defaulted on his antiretroviral medication and contracted tuberculosis (TB) in the awaiting trial (remand) centre at Pollsmoor Prison. Photo: Barbara Maregele During his four months in the remand section at Pollsmoor... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Detainees Go to Court Over Conditions in PollsmoorWith more than 4,000 inmates, Pollsmoor Prison's awaiting trial section is one
Detainees Go to Court Over Conditions in Pollsmoor
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
With more than 4,000 inmates, Pollsmoor Prison's awaiting trial section is one of the most overcrowded correctional facilities in the country. In an application filed at the Western Cape High Court, Sonke Gender Justice and Lawyers for Human Rights... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
300% overcrowding for awaiting trial detainees at Pollsmoor: LawyersThese are the inhumane conditions that awaiting trial detainees are being subje
300% overcrowding for awaiting trial detainees at Pollsmoor: Lawyers
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 3 days ago
These are the inhumane conditions that awaiting trial detainees are being subjected to at the Pollsmoor Remand Detention Facility‚ according to Sonke Gender Justice and Lawyers for Human Rights‚ who are asking the Western Cape High Court to intervene... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Court Dismisses Application By Suspended KZN CommissionerPretoria — The Labour Court has dismissed an urgent application by the Departme
Court Dismisses Application By Suspended KZN Commissioner
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Pretoria — The Labour Court has dismissed an urgent application by the Department of Correctional Services' KwaZulu-Natal Regional Commissioner, Mnikelwa Nxele, following his recent suspension. The court was not convinced that there was any urgency,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Offenders' Desk to Turn the Tide On ReoffendingPretoria — Correctional Services Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla on Thursday c
Offenders' Desk to Turn the Tide On Reoffending
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Pretoria — Correctional Services Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla on Thursday called on communities to support offenders during the process of being reintegrated into their communities. "It takes a village to raise a child. It equally takes a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla Launches Ex-Offenders' Desk in PatensieThe Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr. Thabang Makwetla,
Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla Launches Ex-Offenders' Desk in Patensie
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
The Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr. Thabang Makwetla, will launch South Africa's first Ex-Offenders' Desk at Patensie, in the Eastern Cape, on Thursday, 28 January 2016. The launch of the Ex-Offenders' Desk is in line with... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Last of Schuele boys to surrender pleads guiltyAndre Wise, 37, the last of the 17 members of Buffalo’s Schuele Boys gang of vi
Last of Schuele boys to surrender pleads guilty
The Buffalo News / Posted 10 days ago
Andre Wise, 37, the last of the 17 members of Buffalo’s Schuele Boys gang of violent East Side drug dealers to surrender during a massive crackdown on the gang two years ago, has pleaded guilty. Wise pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Labour Court dismisses KZN prison commissioner's urgent applicationJohannesburg - The Labour Court has dismissed an urgent application brought by
Labour Court dismisses KZN prison commissioner's urgent application
News 24 South Africa / Posted 10 days ago
Johannesburg - The Labour Court has dismissed an urgent application brought by the department of correctional services's KwaZulu-Natal regional commissioner, Mnikelwa Nxele, to have his suspension overturned. The national department of correctional... Read more
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iol.co.za
Alleged wife killer dies before trialDurban - Alleged killer Gonasagren “Seelan” Naidu has died while awaiting trial
Alleged wife killer dies before trial
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
Durban - Alleged killer Gonasagren “Seelan” Naidu has died while awaiting trial, taking the secrets of what had transpired before his wife Nalin’s gruesome murder to his grave. The former policeman, who lived in Umhlatuzana before moving to... Read more
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KWWL Iowa
Burglary suspect also wanted for escape chargeA man who was wanted for an escape charge is now arrested for burglary. The Fa
Burglary suspect also wanted for escape charge
KWWL Iowa / Posted 12 days ago
A man who was wanted for an escape charge is now arrested for burglary. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office was called Sunday morning to Innovative Ag Services in Oran for a burglary to the buildings and offices. During the investigation someone... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Warders now is the time to join SACOSWU!Correctional Services employees now are much worse off that what they have ever
Warders now is the time to join SACOSWU!
News 24 South Africa / Posted 12 days ago
Correctional Services employees now are much worse off that what they have ever been, compared to all of their conditions of employment, benefits that they used to receive and many other aspect of their employment. Benefits that used to be, i.e.... Read more
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iol.co.za
Facebook scammers skin the vulnerableJohannesburg - Facebook is fast becoming a playground for tech-savvy criminals
Facebook scammers skin the vulnerable
iol.co.za / Posted 14 days ago
Johannesburg - Facebook is fast becoming a playground for tech-savvy criminals who swindle money from desperate, unsuspecting job seekers by misusing the brands of established companies to hook people. One of its latest scams involved falsely... Read more
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iol.co.za
Krejcir’s hard-core lockdown in KokstadJohannesburg - Why is Czech fugitive and convicted criminal Radovan Krejcir bei
Krejcir’s hard-core lockdown in Kokstad
iol.co.za / Posted 14 days ago
Johannesburg - Why is Czech fugitive and convicted criminal Radovan Krejcir being kept out of sight at one of the most secure prisons in the country? That’s the question his lawyers – and even some of his foes – are asking. But the Department of... Read more
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iafrica.com
Kreijcir wants out of C-MaxConvicted drug dealer Radovan Krejcir has filed papers to be transferred from t
Kreijcir wants out of C-Max
iafrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
Convicted drug dealer Radovan Krejcir has filed papers to be transferred from the Ebongweni Closed Maximum Security Prison in Kokstad to a prison in Gauteng. The Kokstad prison is one of the most secure in the country and Krejcir was moved there... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
HIV-positive prisoner wins payout over hospital treatmentHIV-positive prisoner wins payout from South Australian Government over hospita
HIV-positive prisoner wins payout over hospital treatment
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 15 days ago
HIV-positive prisoner wins payout from South Australian Government over hospital treatment The South Australian Government has paid thousands of dollars in damages to a HIV-positive man who was jailed after having unprotected sex with three... Read more
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Herald Sun
HIV-positive ex-con awarded damages in SA An HIV-positive man jailed for having unprotected sex with three Adelaide wom
HIV-positive ex-con awarded damages in SA
Herald Sun / Posted 16 days ago
An HIV-positive man jailed for having unprotected sex with three Adelaide women has been awarded thousands of dollars in damages after suing the South Australian government. Andre Chad Parenzee was jailed... Read more
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News.com.au
HIV-positive ex-con awarded damages in SA An HIV-positive man jailed for having unprotected sex with three Adelaide wom
HIV-positive ex-con awarded damages in SA
News.com.au / Posted 16 days ago
An HIV-positive man jailed for having unprotected sex with three Adelaide women has been awarded thousands of dollars in damages after suing the South Australian government. Andre Chad Parenzee was jailed... Read more
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Perth Now
HIV-positive ex-con awarded damages in SA An HIV-positive man jailed for having unprotected sex with three Adelaide wom
HIV-positive ex-con awarded damages in SA
Perth Now / Posted 16 days ago
An HIV-positive man jailed for having unprotected sex with three Adelaide women has been awarded thousands of dollars in damages after suing the South Australian government. Andre Chad Parenzee was jailed... Read more
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Adelaide Now
HIV-positive ex-con awarded damages in SA An HIV-positive man jailed for having unprotected sex with three Adelaide wom
HIV-positive ex-con awarded damages in SA
Adelaide Now / Posted 16 days ago
An HIV-positive man jailed for having unprotected sex with three Adelaide women has been awarded thousands of dollars in damages after suing the South Australian government. Andre Chad Parenzee was jailed... Read more
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The Courier Mail
HIV-positive ex-con awarded damages in SA An HIV-positive man jailed for having unprotected sex with three Adelaide wom
HIV-positive ex-con awarded damages in SA
The Courier Mail / Posted 16 days ago
An HIV-positive man jailed for having unprotected sex with three Adelaide women has been awarded thousands of dollars in damages after suing the South Australian government. Andre Chad Parenzee was jailed... Read more
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iol.co.za
Jailed king still netting R1.1m payJohannesburg - Jailed AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo is still being paid
Jailed king still netting R1.1m pay
iol.co.za / Posted 16 days ago
Johannesburg - Jailed AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo is still being paid his R1.1 million salary because the president hasn’t removed his kingship. Dalindyebo finally went to jail just before midnight on December 30 to start his 12-year... Read more
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KOLN Lincoln
Nebraska Lawmakers Reject Co-Payment for Inmate Health CareLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A bill to permit jails and prisons to charge inmates a co
Nebraska Lawmakers Reject Co-Payment for Inmate Health Care
KOLN Lincoln / Posted 18 days ago
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A bill to permit jails and prisons to charge inmates a co-payment for health care services has been rejected by the Legislature for the rest of the year. Lawmakers voted unanimously Tuesday to hold the measure until April 20,... Read more
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KOLN Lincoln
Correctional Center Inmate Found DeadLINCOLN, Neb. -- Charles Gipson, 33, an inmate of the Lincoln Correctional Cent
Correctional Center Inmate Found Dead
KOLN Lincoln / Posted 23 days ago
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Charles Gipson, 33, an inmate of the Lincoln Correctional Center serving time for an attempted sexual assault in Douglas County, was found dead on Wednesday. The cause has not been officially determined. Authorities say that at... Read more
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KETV 7 Omaha
Nebraska still trying to recruit state prison workersNebraska corrections officials are still trying to fill many of the open jobs i
Nebraska still trying to recruit state prison workers
KETV 7 Omaha / Posted 27 days ago
Nebraska corrections officials are still trying to fill many of the open jobs in the state prison system to ease a chronic staffing shortage. Department of Correctional Services human resources administrator Erinn Criner says the agency is making... Read more
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The Fort Dodge Messenger
FD man faces felony drug chargesTerlane Brookshire, 40, of Fort Dodge, is charged with ongoing criminal conduct
FD man faces felony drug charges
The Fort Dodge Messenger / Posted 28 days ago
Terlane Brookshire, 40, of Fort Dodge, is charged with ongoing criminal conduct and five controlled substance violations. It's alleged that, between March and April 2015, Brookshire made multiple deliveries of both cocaine and marijuana to another... Read more
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The Fort Dodge Messenger
Four charged in assault caseThe incident was reported to the Fort Dodge Police Department at 6:39 p.m. Pol
Four charged in assault case
The Fort Dodge Messenger / Posted 28 days ago
The incident was reported to the Fort Dodge Police Department at 6:39 p.m. Police Chief Kevin Doty said officers received a report of a juvenile male, who is not being identified by police, who had been assaulted and his property was... Read more
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The Fort Dodge Messenger
Four arrested in assault incidentFour were arrested Thursday night on drug and assault related charges, accordin
Four arrested in assault incident
The Fort Dodge Messenger / Posted 29 days ago
Four were arrested Thursday night on drug and assault related charges, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. The juvenile male victim, who was not identified, called police at about 6:40 p.m. He told them he was forced into his car at... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Matric Pass Rate Improves for InmatesPretoria — The country's prisoners who wrote the 2015 matric exams have improve
Matric Pass Rate Improves for Inmates
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
Pretoria — The country's prisoners who wrote the 2015 matric exams have improved their pass rate by 4% to reach an overall pass rate of 73%, says Correctional Services National Commissioner Zach Modise. He announced the matric results on Wednesday... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
BCM to revive agreement allowing prisoners to help clean up the cityBuffalo City Metro has again turned to prisoners to help clean up East London.
BCM to revive agreement allowing prisoners to help clean up the city
Daily Dispatch / Posted 29 days ago
Buffalo City Metro has again turned to prisoners to help clean up East London. Speaking to the Daily Dispatch yesterday, mayor Alfred Mtsi said talks to revive a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) to... Read more

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