A guide to the rights of inmates as described in the Correctional Services Act and regulations
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The Correctional Services Act (111 of 1998) was promulgated in 2004 creating a rights-based framework for South Africa’s prison system. In 2008 the Correctional Services Act was amended by the Correctional Services Amendment Act (25 of 2008). The purpose of this guide is to describe the human rights framework pertaining to inmates in South Africa based on the Constitution, Correctional Services Act and the Regulations accompanying the legislation. Large parts of this Act deal,for instance, with the operations and management of the Department of Correctional Service and do not have a direct bearing on the rights of inmates.