n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Some reflections on the promotion of the rights of prisoners in South Africa

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



Contrary to what many people think, prisoners do not shed all their rights at the prison gate. A prisoner is supposed to retain all the rights of a free citizen except those justifiably withdrawn by law, expressly or by implication, or those inconsistent with the legitimate penological objectives of the prison system ( 1979(1) SA 14(A): 40).

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