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Thabo Bester: Private security firm offers R100 000 reward for information

As law enforcement agencies hunt down fugitive Thabo Bester, a private security company, Fidelity ADT, has offered a R100 000 cash reward for information...

Thabo Bester: Police open murder case against Facebook rapist

Police said a case of murder has been opened after it emerged that the man dubbed the “Facebook rapist” Thabo Bester may have killed...

Correctional Services probes death of Mangaung inmate

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) says a probe around circumstances which led to the fatal stabbing of an inmate at the Mangaung Private...

G4S ordered to release report on alleged prison torture in Bloemfontein

The Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) has successfully applied to be given access to an investigative report conducted by the Department of Correctional...

Not enough room for state patients at Bfn psychiatric hospital

The Free State Psychiatric Complex’s forensic ward in Bloemfontein, which specifically houses state patients, is severely overcrowded with an occupancy rate of about 113%. These...

Grootvlei Prison houses most state patients

As of August 2019, the already overcrowded Grootvlei Prison, located outside Bloemfontein in the Free State, houses the largest number of state patients, who...

Bfn prison finds tech-savvy way to save costs

The Deputy Minister of the Department of Correctional Services, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa, lauded the Grootvlei Correctional Centre in Bloemfontein for its use of the...

Halfway house plan ‘off the table’

The Department of Correctional Services in the Free State has decided not to go ahead with plans to open a halfway house for prisoners...

Inmates empowered during certificate ceremony

179 inmates were lauded for their hard work and determination at the Mangaung Correctional Centre’s annual Certificate Ceremony held on 19 September. The ceremony was...

Smiles all round at Grootvlei Prison

It was smiles all round as delegates from the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) congratulated the Department of Correctional Services on the improvements made...

FS Correctional Services confirms possible explosive object was found at facility

The Department of Correctional Services in the Free State has confirmed an object, possibly of explosive nature, has been found at the residential premises...

#BreakingNews: Police at Grootvlei Prison after explosive device was found

Members of the police's bomb squad and dog unit in Bloemfontein have been deployed to the employees’ living quarters at the Grootvlei Prison. This comes...

Whatsapp about escapees not true

A Whatsapp message going around informing people that a mass escape of 29 offenders has occurred at the Grootvlei Correctional Centre outside Bloemfontein is...

Unemployment tackled with Operation Hira

Hundreds of potential employees rushed to the Bloemfontein City Hall on Monday and Tuesday hoping to fill vacant positions within the Department of Correctional Services. PHOTO: MARK STEENBOK

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G4S employees fear retrenchments

A DCs employee addresses disgruntled G4S staff, who heard they will soon be retrenched, outside the Grootvlei prison in Bloemfontein

Fired G4S staff to get jobs back

The Mangaung Correctional Centre where 331 employees were fired last year for their participation in an illegal strike

Dismissed G4S staff back July

The Mangaung Correctional Centre where 331 employees were fired last year for their participation in an illegal strike