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Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998

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111 of 1998

The Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998 intends:

  • to provide for a correctional system;
  • the establishment, functions and control of the Department of Correctional Services;
  • the custody of all prisoners under conditions of human dignity;
  • the rights and obligations of sentenced prisoners;
  • the rights and obligations of unsentenced prisoners;
  • a system of community corrections; 
  • release from prison and placement under correctional supervision, on day parole and parole;
  • a National Council for Correctional Services;
  • a Judicial Inspectorate;
  • Independent Prison Visitors;
  • an internal service evaluation;
  • officials of the Department;
  • joint venture prisons;
  • penalties for offences;
  • the repeal and amendment of certain laws; and
  • matters connected therewith.

Amendments

Commencement

  • 1 October 2004, Sections 50 to 82 and 137 (only with reference to the amendment of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977) (Gazette 26626 of 30 July 2004)
  • 31 July 2004, Sections 2, 4, 6 to 49, 96, 98 to 102 and, 131 to 133 (Gazette 26626 of 30 July 2004)
  • 25 February 2000, Section 3 (G 20892 of 18 February 2000)
  • 1 July 1999, Section 5 (Gazette 20259 of 1 July 1999)
  • 19 February 1999, Sections 1, 83 to 95, 97, 103 to 130, 134 to 136 and 138 (Gazette 19778 of 19 February 1999)

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