Thursday, December 08, 2005

Law society to visit Pollsmoor

Members of the Cape Law Society, accompanied by Correctional Services minister Ncgonde Balfour, will be visiting Pollsmoor Prison on Friday, December 9. The visit is part of an ongoing joint venture where the conditions of all prisoners, more specifically children and women in custody, are reviewed annually. The review includes general conditions as well as access to health services, and specifically access to education for juveniles awaiting trial. Members from the Specialist Criminal and Family Law Committees will give guidance and deliver talks to prisoners awaiting trial on plea-bargaining and domestic violence. Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Committee chairperson Vincient Saldanha and former Law Society president David Mc Donald will be leading Friday's delegation.

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