Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula launched the first ever halfway house in front of more than 700 people in Naturena on Friday, 24 February 2012. This is a product of a partnership between the department and three non-profit organizations (NPOs), collectively called Victory House, the halfway house is home to six male parolees aged between 18 and 25 and house parents Casper and Mercy Julius more

Minister announces new Medical Parole Advisory Board

WELCOME ABOARD: The 10 medical doctors who are members of the new Medical Parole Advisory Board pose for photograph with National Commissioner Tom Moyane during a press briefing on 23 February 2012. Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on Thursday, 23 February 2012 announced the new Medical Parole Advisory Board whose responsibility will be to assist in processing medical parole applications from offenders.

The board of 10 medical doctors - three women and seven men from various parts of the country- is set to start its work on 1 March 2012 after the new medical parole system comes into place. Minister Mapisa-Nqakula introduced the board to members of the media on 23 February. She and National Commissioner Tom Moyane had earlier met with the board members and presented them with their terms of reference. ... read more

Correctional Services do it for Madiba!

The Department of Correctional Services marked the 22 year of former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's release from decades of incarceration by staging the remarkable 27 For Freedom Race in Drakenstein on 11 February 2012, the date at which the icon of the South African struggle against apartheid became a free man 22 years ago. ... read more