Just Detention International-South Africa is a health and human rights organisation that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention.


  • JDI-SA Publications May 23, 2018

    Read our latest survivor resource pamphlet

    In partnership with the Wits Justice Project, JDI-SA has put together a pamphlet with information on rape and sexual abuse in remand and correctional facilities.

  • Daily Maverick March 23, 2018

    Sympathy for the prisoner

    Featuring analysis from JDI-SA's Prince Nare, The Daily Maverick argues for alternative ways to rehabilitate incarcerated people.

  • The Star Late Edition January 4, 2018

    Prisoner rape culture

    Writing for The Star, JDI-SA's Doreen Gaura argues that the crisis of sexual abuse in prison affects all of us.

  • JDI-SA Trainings February 22, 2018

    Join our training!

    In partnership with Wits Justice Project, we will be holding a training on 22-23 February for journalists and editorial staff on how to report on torture and sexual abuse in detention.

  • IOL News July 7, 2016

    Sentenced twice over

    “Five years after the demise of apartheid, Vincent, a young, fresh-faced man arrived in remand detention in a Western Cape facility. Vincent had never been to prison before, and when he arrived he was thrown into an overcrowded cell that held first-time inmates and long-standing gang members. He was scared to death and, sadly, his fears were confirmed: on his first night, he was raped – by two different inmates.”