Dagbreek interviews Carolyn Raphaely on prison and torture


Today WJP senior journalist, Carolyn Raphaely, was on Dagbreek (on the DSTV channel Kyknet) and spoke about prison conditions in South Africa.

Prisons in South Africa are suffering from gross overcrowding and shortages of warders. Inmates don’t have easy access to justice as many of them rely on Legal Aid, which is overworked and understaff to help them.

Raphaely has been following a torture case, of mass torture in St Albans prison in 2005, still being heard in the Port Elizabeth High Court.

To watch full interview please follow the link:

DAGBREEK: Gesels – Carolyn Raphaely

 Related articles

St Albans prison torture: A conspiracy of silence

St Albans: Tales of torture and intimidation continue, Daily Maverick

The measure of a nation: St Albans, the shame of South Africa’s prisons, Daily Maverick




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