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An Analysis of the Murder Rate in South Africa

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South Africa has been grappling with a high murder rate for many years, making it a pressing concern for the nation. This article aims to provide an objective analysis of South Africa’s murder rate by examining recent trends, underlying causes, and potential policy responses to better understand its extent and nature. Trends in South Africa’s […]

Westville Prison

Westville Prison

In today’s society, prisons play a vital role in maintaining public safety and upholding the rule of law. While the primary function of prisons is to punish individuals who have committed crimes, they also have a responsibility to provide a safe and humane environment for inmates and support their rehabilitation and reintegration into society. Westville […]

Drakenstein Prison

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In recent years, there has been increasing public interest in the criminal justice system, including the incarceration of individuals who have committed crimes. Prisons are a vital part of this system, serving to punish offenders while also providing opportunities for rehabilitation and reintegration into society. One such prison is Drakenstein Prison, located in the Western […]

Johannesburg Prison

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The criminal justice system plays an important role in maintaining public safety and upholding the rule of law. Within this system, prisons and correctional facilities serve as a key component in the rehabilitation and punishment of individuals who have been convicted of crimes. However, the experience of incarceration can be challenging and complex, both for […]

Leeuwkop Prison

Leeuwkop Prison

As a correctional facility, Leeuwkop Prison plays an important role in South Africa’s criminal justice system. It houses individuals who have been convicted of serious crimes and serves as a place for them to serve out their sentences while undergoing rehabilitation and preparing for reentry into society. While the prison is designed to ensure the […]

Pollsmoor Prison

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to Pollsmoor Prison in South Africa. This guide is designed to provide detailed information about the facility for both inmates and their loved ones. Our goal is to offer essential knowledge on visitation procedures, communication options, financial support, and available resources to help everyone involved navigate their experience with Pollsmoor […]

Gangs of Pollsmoor and the Prison Subculture of Cape Town

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Introduction Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town is renowned for its unsanitary and overcrowded conditions as well as its deep-rooted gang culture. This article examines the various types of gangs operating within Pollsmoor Prison, their structures and origins, as well as how this culture impacts both the prison environment and South African society at large. Origins […]

What is Prison Like in South Africa?

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In South Africa, the rigid racial segregation that existed in prisons in South Africa began to change in late 1980s and early 1990 when the law removed all references to race. Prison reform During the political handover and at the beginning of the new term, it was included on the political agenda. It was during […]

How is a Prison Sentence Determined in SA?

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A certain prison sentence imposed on criminals in connection with various crimes have often been celebrated, or even outraged. Either the public agrees with the sentence or feels that the punishment is appropriate for the crime. The factors that determine South Africa’s jail sentence depend on many things. Who decides which prison sentence is appropriate […]