oa Article 40 - The office of the Inspecting Judge and new independent prison visitors

Volume 3 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 4 The Office of the Inspecting Judge and new independent prison visitors I n terms of section 92(1) of the Correctional Services Act, 111 of 1998, the Inspecting Judge is required to appoint ""Independent Prison Visitors"" for the various prisons throughout South Africa. The primary function of Inde-pendent Prison Visitors is to deal with the complaints of prisoners. All complaints from prisoners (except in exceptional circum-stances) have to be submitted to the Judicial Inspectorate via the Independent Prison Visitors. Independent Prison Visitors have been given fairly extensive powers to equip them to deal with com-plaints. For example, the Act pro-vides that ..

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