oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Prisoners' rights under the Interim Constitution

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



In 1912 in the Case of Wittaker & Morant vs Roos & Bateman (1912 AD 92 at 122), his Lordship Mr Justice Innes said that: True, the plaintiffs' freedom has been impaired by the legal process of imprisonment; but they were entitled to demand respect for what remained. The fact that their liberty had been legally curtailed could have no excuse for a further illegal encroachment upon it.

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