"With statistics about official-on-inmate violence currently as clear as mud and the truth hiding in plain sight, only one thing is certain: brutality behind bars appears to be an issue requiring urgent oversight and attention. Meantime, the prison oversight body needs to take a long hard look at its reporting methods which seem to conceal a whole lot more than they reveal."
Congratulations to senior WJP journalist Carolyn Raphaely who was recently awarded a short fellowship by North Western University’s Medill Justice Project (MJP) in Chicago.
Prince Nare, Senior Programme Officer at Just Detention International - South Africa (JDI-SA) recently wrote an article for News24 about an inmate who contracted HIV after being raped behind bars. Read the full article below
The WJP's Senior Journalist, Carolyn Raphaely, was interviewed recently on Talk Radio 702's Midday Report about Adnan Syed's murder case retrial. Adnan's case was previously highlighted in a series of podcasts called Serial. Listen to Carolyn speak about wrongful convictions and the power the media to highlight miscarriages of justice, here.
IN ARGUABLY one of the most depressing places in SA, Pollsmoor prison in Cape Town, American academic Baz Dreisinger witnessed and wrote about one of the most uplifting human interventions: forgiveness.
ON MONDAY 25 April, Montgomery was a ghost town. The streets were deserted and the banks and shops closed. Alabama celebrates Confederate Memorial Day every third Monday of April, a day when the soldiers who died fighting for the confederate states in the civil war are honoured.