The Judicial Inspectorate for
Correctional Services says inmates are often too scared to report assaults by
The inspectorate hosted a
seminar near Caledon on Thursday to engage with Correctional Services, civil
society organisations and academics on ways to deal with the issue.
There's been an increase in
assault incidents on inmates allegedly by correctional officers over the past
Inspector Judge Johan van der
Westhuizen says some gang members have a tradition to inaugurate a new
The tradition is that one of the officials
must be assaulted to the extent that he spills blood on the ground.
He says inmates are sometimes
tortured by officers in retaliation.
Van der Westhuizen says the victims are often
too scared to report these incidents.
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