Department of Correctional Services

Pistorius released from jail a day early, escapes the media

Stephanie Findlay

Oscar Pistorius was freed from prison late evening in an apparent bid to avoid the media, and will serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest.

Comment: Overcrowded jails deadly, inhumane

The situation of detainees in remand is so bad, it exceeds the punishment of incarceration.

Cope calls for probe into de Kock's whereabouts


Minister Nathi Nhleko must probe allegations that Eugene De Kock is being kept in a house against his will since his release from prison, Cope said.

Public versus prison healthcare: What are the facts?

Africa Check

Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla claims that prisoners in SA have access to better healthcare. Africa Check investigates.

Department disputes Derby-Lewis report


The department of correctional services disputed a report that the High Court granted Derby-Lewis be taken to hospital for medical treatment.