WJP’s Carolyn Raphaely quoted in “SA prisons are explosive”

Carolyn Raphaely of the Wits Justice Project (Photo: The Star)

Carolyn Raphaely of the Wits Justice Project (Photo: The Star)

Award-winning WJP senior journalist Carolyn Raphaely was quoted in an article on prison conditions, which appeared in The Star Africa Edition on 28 January 2013.

Raphaely speaks about prison overcrowding, especially in facilities housing awaiting-trial detainees, and about inadequate healthcare provision for inmates.

Read the article, “SA prisons are explosive” by Kutlwano Olifant.

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One Response to WJP’s Carolyn Raphaely quoted in “SA prisons are explosive”

  1. L Fraser says:

    Carolyn, thank you for sharing the article on the paraplegic man. I am shocked to hear that the system fails so miserably to address the physical needs of someone who has been the victim of crime in the first place. What amount is required for him to make bail? When will he have a hearing for this? I live overseas and can’t believe that a country like South Africa has become so heartless…the way people appear to want Oscar to suffer before even knowing the truth reveals a broken country and it’s people lack mercy and understanding. The whole situation is tragic and people here can’t believe it’s taken so long?? Are there plans in place to address these crimes against humanity? Crimes against humanity, as defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Explanatory Memorandum,[citation needed] “are particularly odious offenses in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of one or more human beings.

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