The Government Takes a Key Step to Reduce Prison Overcrowding— but More is Required to Protect Inmates from COVID-19

Just Detention International–South Africa (JDI-SA) welcomes the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services’ plan to release 19 000 low-risk inmates in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in South Africa’s prisons. Under the plan, people who have underlying health problems, the elderly, and women incarcerated with infants will be prioritised for release. While … Continue reading The Government Takes a Key Step to Reduce Prison Overcrowding— but More is Required to Protect Inmates from COVID-19