Prisons are ‘ticking time bombs’ over parole hearing delays

12 December 2018 - 06:03 By Graeme Hosken
Since December 1 only two of the country’s 53 parole boards, which hear nearly 8,000 parole applications a month, have been holding hearings
Since December 1 only two of the country’s 53 parole boards, which hear nearly 8,000 parole applications a month, have been holding hearings
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SA’s prisons are “ticking time bombs” as thousands of prisoners’ parole hearings are delayed because of administrative battles between the correctional services department and parole board members.

Since December 1 only two of the country’s 53 parole boards, which hear nearly 8,000 parole applications a month, have been holding hearings, Groenpunt prison parole board chairperson Hlaoli Litsoane told Times Select.

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