South Africa has the highest percentage of citizens in prisons in the world, as reported by a popular TV Station. 3.5 out of every 1 000 citizens are in the correctional centers.
In addition, it was stated that there was a marked improvement in the reduction of overcrowding in prisons. In fact from 170% to 139%. Now what does that tell us.
1. Crime has reduced – NO WAYS!
2. More people are getting out on parole. – YES! SORRY!
In another recent article it was stated that “All inmates sentenced to life imprisonment before October 1 2004 will be subject to an audit, which will focus on the possibility of granting parole, the department of correctional services said on Tuesday”
This is ridiculous. If there was the death sentence, none of this would have happened. Parole should only be considered for people with crimes not as bad as Murder and Rape. Maybe a theft of a mobile phone or a car at most.
“Did you know that a man that had confessed to murdering 3 innocent people has gotten out on parole after only serving 7 years”
Did you know:
The High Court has ordered the early release on parole this week of two convicted wife killers and a man who battered to death his mistress’s husband.