n Law, Democracy & Development - Challenges to effective prison governance in South Africa
|Article Title||Challenges to effective prison governance in South Africa|
|© Publisher:||University of the Western Cape|
|Journal||Law, Democracy & Development|
|Publication Date||Jan 2006|
|Pages||1 - 24|
|Keyword(s)||University of the Western Cape|
The imprisonment of offenders of remains a subject of contention worldwide, with proponents arguing alternatively for stricter sentencing regimes, for improved security or for the introduction of more effective programmes of rehabilitation. However, despite the fact that prisons fall under the constant scrutiny of the media and feature prominently in divergent political debates, generally little is known about the administration of these institutions.
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