Friday, September 18, 2009

Medical parole under spotlight

By Khanyisa Tabata
18 September 2009


Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa- Nqakula has revealed that more than 65 percent of all people that were released in jail are still alive.

Addressing a media briefing following a summit reviewing parole boards in the country, Mapisa-Nqakula said a lot of work and thinking is required to improve the current medical parole system.

Mapisa-Nqakula was speaking at a summit held in Boksburg, marks the first five-year review of the parole system.

The Act governing parole boards refer only to terminally ill prisoners and are silent on parole with severe illnesses.

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