Court victory for Pollsmoor prisoners

“How do human beings live in a detention facility while there are rats?” asks judge


News | 5 December 2016

Showdown over Pollsmoor’s “appalling” conditions

Sonke is taking prison authorities to court on 5 December


News | 30 November 2016

Detainees go to court over conditions in Pollsmoor

65 people held in a cell meant for 25


News | 3 February 2016

HIV-positive prisoner denied antiretroviral treatment

Pollsmoor detainees speak out


News | 3 February 2016

Conditions at Pollsmoor “profoundly disturbing”, says judge

Constitutional Court judge Edwin Cameron and his law clerks have published a scathing report of Pollsmoor Prison after visiting the remand centre — where awaiting trial prisoners are kept — and the women's centre on 23 April. Some of their findings are consistent with those reported by GroundUp in May.

GroundUp Staff

News | 4 September 2015

What should the state do now that it has lost the Dudley Lee case?

The Constitutional Court gave judgment in the matter between Dudley Lee and the Minister of Correctional Services on 11 December 2012. The court ruled in favour of Lee. Thus, yesterday almost marked the end of Mr Lee’s seven-year journey through three courts; the Cape High Court will still have to determine the amount the state must pay him.

John Stephens

Opinion | 12 December 2012

Former prisoner gets TB and takes Government to court

Dudley Lee was arrested in 1999 and spent the next four years in Pollsmoor Prison, while he was tried for fraud and other financial crimes. About 70 court appearances later, he was found not guilty. While in prison he became sick with TB.

GroundUp Staff

News | 20 June 2012