Department of Correctional Services (South Africa)
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xtracts] > "exlimit" was too large for a whole article extracts request, lowered to 1. ) [query] > ( [normalized] > ( [n] > ( [@attributes] > Array ( [from] > Department_of_Correctional_Services_(South_Africa) [to] > Department of Correctional Services (South Africa) ) ) ) [redirects] > ( [r] > ( [@attributes] > Array ( [from] > Department of Correctional Services (South Africa) [to] > Department of Justice and Correctional Services ) ) ) [pages] > ( [page] > ( [@attributes] > Array ( [_idx] > 28766946 [pageid] > 28766946 [ns] > 0 [title] > Department of Justice and Correctional Services ) [e > The Department of Justice and Correctional Services is the justice ministry of the South African government. The department provides administrative and financial support to the court system and the judiciary (which are constitutionally independent of the executive), oversees the National Prosecuting Authority, provides legal advice and representation to organs of state, facilitates law reform and is responsible for the country's Correctional Services. Prior to May 2014, Correctional Services was a separate department and the justice department was named the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. The political head of the department is the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, who is supported by two deputy ministers. The incumbent minister is Michael Masutha and his deputies are John Jeffery (Justice and Constitutional Development) and Thabang Makwetla (Correctional Services). At the time of the 2014 national budget, Justice and Correctional Service were still two separate departments; R15,161.9 million was appropriated for Justice, while R19,721.1 million was appropriated for Correctional Services. In the 2012/13 financial year the Department of Justice had 23,780 employees and the Department of Correctional Services had 40,165. The correctional division of the department has about 34,000 staff and is responsible for the administration of 240 prisons, which accommodates about 189,748 inmates. The prisons include minimum, medium and maximum security facilities. The political head of the department is the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, currently Michael Masutha. Correctional centres The 178 prisons run by the department include: 9 women-only prisons 13 prisons for young offenders 40 prisons for male offenders 72 prisons for both male and female offenders 5 prisons that are temporarily closed down or undergoing renovations Notable prisons Pollsmoor Prison in the Western Cape Province is the largest maximum security prison and houses inmates serving life or long term sentences. C Max in Pretoria is also a maximum security prison which houses inmates serving long sentences and those that are considered flight risks. The former Pretoria Central Prison now known as Kgosi Mampuru II (who was hanged at the prison on 22 November 1883 for public violence and revolt, as well as the murder of rival leader Sekhukhune), was the official site for capital punishment in South Africa before the end of apartheid, frequently meted out against opponents of the apartheid regime. Capital punishment was abolished in 1995 (see Capital punishment in South Africa) Drakenstein Correctional Centre, the prison from which Nelson Mandela was released after being imprisoned for opposing apartheid. Branches Finance Development and Care Corrections Central Services Corporate Services Operations & Management Support Departmental Investigation Unit (DIU) References ) ) ) )
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