oa Article 40 - Update on children in prison

Volume 5 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 14 Update on children in prison By Lukas Muntingh, Nicro South Africa is currently ranked number four in the world in terms of imprisonment rates, after the USA, Russia and Belarus. As at 31 July 2003 there were a total of 185 217 people in South African prisons, of whom 4 032 (2.2%) were children. Children also constitute 7.8% of all awaiting-trial prisoners in South Africa. Of the 4 032 children in South African prisons, 2 187 were unsentenced and 1 845 were sentenced. It is indeed cause for concern that there are more children awaiting trial than those who ..

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