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The Detention Justice Forum submission on the Department of Correctional Services and Judicial Inspectorate’s Annual Reports 2012/2013

The DJF commented on the annual reports of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and of the Judicial Inspectorate of Correctional Services (JICS) for the 2012-2013 financial year, ending on 31 March 2013. This submission was presented to the Portfolio Committee for Correctional Services (Portfolio Committee) for its deliberation and information at its hearing on […]

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Panel on Independent Oversight of Detention for the Prevention of Torture

The Detention Justice Forum hosted a panel on “Preventing Torture and Abuse through Oversight” at the 4th Annual ISS Conference on Criminal Justice on the 21st August 2013. As emphasized by the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Prevention of Torture, the most effective mechanism to prevent torture and ill-treatment is through the regular inspection of […]

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ARV crisis in prisons averted

Media Advisory, JOHANNESBURG – 22 October 2013 ARV Crisis in Prisons Averted: Sonke Gender Justice & SECTION27 call for Correctional Services to Guarantee Prisoners’ Rights to Health In the last few months HIV-positive inmates at Boksburg Correctional Centre have been struggling to access antiretroviral therapy and nutrition. Early this month, Sonke Gender Justice was alerted […]

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