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Durban’s Westville Prison under spotlight

22 June 2019, 7:52 PM

Two videos of prisoners and warders engaged in illicit behaviour at Durban’s Westville Prison have emerged. The cell phone footage shows prisoners snorting what appears to be cocaine and smoking other drugs inside their jail cells.

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen, off to prison, says still ‘much to be told’

6 May 2019, 8:15 PM

Donald Trump’s one-time personal lawyer Michael Cohen entered federal prison to serve a three-year sentence Monday for a crime he said was ordered by the US president, suggesting he still has more to tell about his former boss.

Al-Bashir moved to Kobar prison in Khartoum

17 April 2019, 12:04 PM

Sudan’s deposed president Omar al-Bashir was moved to Kobar prison in the capital Khartoum late on Tuesday, two family sources said.

Award-winning Egyptian photojournalist freed from jail

4 March 2019, 2:28 PM

Award-winning Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid was released on Monday after spending nearly six years in prison following his arrest while covering a bloody crackdown on protests.

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Sun City prison gets surprise visit from DCS

21 December 2018, 11:02 AM

The Department of Correctional Services has been conducting surprise inspections at prisons across the country, as part of Operation Vala.



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