n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Some reflections on the promotion of the rights of prisoners in South Africa
|Article Title||Some reflections on the promotion of the rights of prisoners in South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Publication Date||Jan 2002|
|Pages||26 - 34|
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 A prisoner is supposed to retain all the rights of a free citizen except those justifiably withdrawn by law, expressly or by implication, or those inconsistent with the legitimate penological objectives of the prison system (Goldberg and Others v Minister of Prisons 1979(1) SA 14(A): 40).
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