WJP publishes guide booklets on obtaining transcripts, accessing legal representation, & the DNA Act

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The Wits Justice Project (WJP) has recently published three simple guide booklets: “The DNA Act explained: what does it mean for accused persons,” “What you should know about your lawyer,” and “How to obtain transcripts from the Court.” The WJP receives approximately ten letters per week from inmates seeking assistance with their cases. The letters provide us with an informed view of the most common requests for assistance; the three most typical are explained in the booklets.

The WJP combines investigative reporting, education, law, and advocacy to raise public awareness about miscarriages of justice and bring about positive change in South Africa’s criminal justice system. As part of the WJP “education” component and expanding on the “Know Your Rights” booklet series, the WJP distributes booklets to inmates. The booklets were produced with input from an attorney and are available for download.

The DNA Act explained: what does it mean for accused persons (also available in IsiZulu)

What you should know about your lawyer (also available in IsiZulu)

How to obtain transcripts from the Court (also available in IsiZulu)

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The Wits Justice Project combines journalism, advocacy, law and education to make the criminal justice system work better for all.

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