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

September 18, 2017 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 […]

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Detention Justice Forum Calls for Urgent Action In Response to Justice Edwin Cameron’s Report on “Sickening Conditions” in Pollsmoor Prison

FOR RELEASE: 7 September 2015 Constitutional Court Judge, Justice Edwin Cameron released a report this week on his visit to Pollsmoor Remand Detention Facility and Pollsmoor Women’s Correctional Centre. The visit was undertaken in April this year, as part of the Constitutional Court’s prison visiting project, and the report details the “sickening conditions” he and […]

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Detention Justice Forum Annual General Meeting 2015: Forging synergies for human rights and dignity

MEDIA RELEASE 26 February 2015 Human rights groups and organisations affirmed their commitment to advocating for human rights and constitutional compliance within the criminal justice sector in South Africa. The Detention Justice Forum (DJF) comprises of civil society organisations concerned with the rights of detainees. It was established in March 2012 with the aim of […]

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