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A Societal Responsibility : The role of civil society organisations in prisoner support, rehabilitation and reintegration
(Institute for Security Studies and the Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2008)
Civil society organisations play a key role in assisting prisoners and ex-prisoners to reintegrate into society and may at present render the bulk of such services. It is especially in respect of post-release support ...
A guide to the rights of inmates as described in the Correctional Services Act and regulations
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
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 ...
Ex-prisoners' views on imprisonment and re-entry
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
In the past 15 years much research has been conducted on the prison system in South Africa focusing on governance, law reform and human rights. It is, however, of particular concern that the voices of prisoners and ...
Guidelines and principles on imprisonment and the prevention of torture under the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights - how relevant are they for South Africa?
(Faculty of Law, UWC, 2013)
It must be regarded as a peculiarity that the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights makes no specific mention of prisoners’ rights and that these rights have to be inferred from overall reading of the Charter, and ...
The numbering of days: Sentencing and prison population growth
(Institute for Security Studies (ISS), 2007)
On 30 May 2007 the Criminal Law Amendment Bill (15 of 2007) was tabled in Parliament, proposing amendments to what has become known as the 'minimum sentences' legislation. The proposed amendments herald another chapter in ...
Are the rights of children paramount in prison legislation?
(Juta Law, 2013)
The principle, the rights of the child shall be of paramount importance in all decisions affecting the child, is established firmly in international law and, accordingly, reflected in the Constitution. Constitutional ...