Society - Prison
  • South Africa to host conference on prison systems
    11 september 2001 16:06:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- More than 180 delegates from 95 countries would convene in Johannesburg on Saturday for a Council meeting of Prison Fellowship International. Full text...

  • African Ministers decry prison congestion
    06 september 2001 22:24:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- A regional meeting on prison services, which opened in the Namibian capital Thursday, has identified overcrowding as a major problem facing prisons and correctional institutions in Africa. Full text...

  • Prisoner shot dead in escape bid
    03 september 2001 20:42:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Security has been tightened at Maula Prison in the Malawi capital Lilongwe following a fatal escape bid by four prisoners over the weekend. Full text...

  • Longest-serving convict struggles with life after jail
    03 august 2001 15:38:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's longest-serving prisoner, Abasi Rabson Khereketekhe, one of the 880 convicts pardoned by President Bakili Muluzi as part of the country's independence anniversary celebration, is coming to terms with life outside the prison walls. Full text...

  • Mauritius opens training centre for prisoners
    26 july 2001 14:49:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian social security, national solidarity and reform institutions minister Samioullah Lauthan launched Thursday a training centre for prisoners at Petit Verger, 10 km west of Port Louis. Full text...

  • Kenya's longest serving prisoner wants to meet Mandela
    16 july 2001 16:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Fresh from serving 35 years in jail for the murder of one of Kenya's eminent freedom fighters, Nairobi ex-convict Kisilu Mutua, wants to meet the world's longest jailed political prisoner, former South African President Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Report on Namibian prisons
    12 july 2001 19:58:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Thirteen prisoners escaped from Namibian jails last year, according to the Prisons and Correctional Services Ministry's annual report. Full text...

  • Report looks at security, escapees and sodomy in prisons
    12 july 2001 19:18:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia recorded 13 prisoners escaping from its prisons countrywide last year, says a Ministry of Prisons and Correctional Services annual report. Full text...

  • Prisoners' conditions to improve, says government
    09 july 2001 21:09:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Justice Minister Jose Abudo has said that the government will continue in its efforts to improve living conditions in the country's prisons. Full text...

  • Report reveals incarceration rates very high in Namibia
    03 july 2001 23:00:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- With 355 prisoners per 1,000 inhabitants, Namibia is among countries in sub-Saharan Africa with the highest incarceration rates, the ministry of prisons and correctional services in Windhoek says. Full text...

  • British experts study prison life in Mauritius
    21 june 2001 17:25:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Two British experts are presently in Mauritius to study conditions in the country's prisons. Full text...

  • US charity gives prisoners health care and medicines
    07 june 2001 20:16:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The NGO International Prisons Fraternity, run by a group of American volunteers, has given health care and medicines worth 30 million CFA francs to some 3,000 inmates in Benin's civilian prisons of Cotonou, Abomey, Lokossa and Parakou. Full text...

  • Warder strike forces sealing of Ivorian jails
    07 june 2001 17:34:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The gates to virtually all Ivorian prisons have been closed for two days following a strike called on 2 June by the National Union of Prison Warders (SYNAPAP-CI). Full text...

  • Prison wardens enlightened on human rights
    06 june 2001 22:27:00
    N'Djamena- Chad (PANA) -- More than 30 Chadian prison wardens are attending a four-day meeting in N'Djamena to acquaint themselves with UN regulations for the treatment of prisoners. Full text...

  • Praise for envisaged community service sentences
    06 june 2001 21:28:00
    Keetmanshoop- Namibia (PANA) -- Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency's councillor Albert Krohne has praised plans by Namibia's Prisons and Correctional Services minister Marco Hausiku to introduce community service for offenders sentenced to less than a year. Full text...

  • Mozambican lawyers uncover prison abuses
    07 may 2001 19:35:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Lawyers sent by the Mozambican Human Rights League to investigate the prison conditions of those detained after the 9 November clashes between the police and demonstrators organised by the main opposition party Renamo have uncovered a vast range of illegal and brutal behaviour. Full text...

  • Mauritius to build more Prisons
    20 april 2001 20:45:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian government plans to construct three new prisons to cope with the increasing number of detainees, Social Security and National Solidarity Minister, Samioullah Lauthan said Friday. Full text...

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