oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Prisoners' rights under the Interim Constitution
|Article Title||Prisoners' rights under the Interim Constitution|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Lawyers for Human Rights, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 1995|
|Pages||74 - 78|
|Keyword(s)||Access to information, Administrative justice, De jure segregation, Differentiated treatment, Equal protection, Forced labour, Gang violence, Living conditions, Overcrowding of prisons, Parole system, Prison authorities, Privacy, Protection of dignity, Race motivated bias, Right to life, Rights of prisoners and Vocational training|
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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