WATCH | Appalling St Albans mess exposed

Awaiting-trial inmates use cellphone pictures, videos to document leaking, mouldy, rat-infested dump

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St Albans awaiting-trial prisoners have brought to light the appalling conditions which they have to contend with, through leaked cellphone photographs and video footage which depict the overcrowded facility as a mould-covered, rat infested dump with broken toilets and leaking urinals.

This comes after the oversight body for SA’s prisons, the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services, said it was compiling a report to justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola on the unacceptable conditions in the prison’s awaiting-trial section...

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