The Detention Justice Forum is a civil society coalition, comprising of non-governmental organisations and individuals seeking to ensure that the rights and well-being of those who are detained are respected as enshrined under the South African Constitution, laws, and international human rights norms and standards.

 

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Op-ed: Death penalty debate is a cheap political trick

Clare Ballard, a lawyer at Lawyers for Human Rights, writes on behalf of the Detention Justice Forum about the dangers of misinformation around the death penalty in South Africa. Read the full article here: Death penalty debate is a cheap political trick

DJF 2019 Annual Gathering Meeting

The Detention Justice Forum is holding its Annual Gathering Meeting (AGM) on 19 March 2019. DJF members and interested organisations/individuals are welcome to attend this event, which promises to be an engaging and educational space. We hope to see you there! To RSVP please fill in this form: https://goo.gl/forms/iihbvfk5AZ1n7Gej2

Prison overcrowding: No more band-aid solutions

March 13, 2017 By Ariane Nevin Following the High Court decision in December 2016 directing the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) to immediately address the ‘deplorable’ overcrowding in Pollsmoor Remand, and the subsequent shuffling of sentenced inmates to other provinces, overcrowding in the facility for those awaiting trial is the lowest it’s been in the past five […]