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South African prisoners sue G4S over torture claims

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN A group of South African prisoners are suing G4S over abuse they allege they suffered in a Bloemfontein prison run by the British security company. British law firm Leigh Day, which is representing the 43 prisoners, sent an urgent letter to the company’s UK headquarters in Crawley on Thursday. The inmates claim […]

South Africa takes over G4S prison after concerns

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN South African authorities have announced they will take over the management of a maximum security prison run by G4S after the private security contractor “lost effective control of the facility”. The South African department of correctional services (DCS) said on Wednesday that it was taking over Mangaung correctional centre outside Bloemfontein because […]