Prisoners petition Pretoria High Court for better conditions

This file photo Pretoria Central Prison inmates during a search by prison warders. (Photo: Sizwe Ndingane for IOL )

Pretoria Central Prison inmates during a search by prison warders. (Photo: Sizwe Ndingane for IOL )

Six Pretoria Central Prison inmates have brought an application before the  Pretoria High Court to have their prison conditions improved. According to IOL, the inmates are also seeking more humane treatment. Read more about their case, which highlights issues of overcrowding, poor ventilation and a lack of rehabilitation programmes.

The Wits Justice Project investigates prison conditions and miscarriages of justice.

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