WATCH HOW CNN OBTAINED EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO GO INSIDE POLLSMOOR PRISON
South Africa’s prisons has a serious overcrowding problem and there looks to be no end in sight. Sonke Gender Justice recently said that overcrowding at Pollsmoor stood at 309 percent, which meant the prison had 4 400 detainees, when it only had the capacity for 2 355.
While 100 prisoners were transferred away from Pollsmoor each month, on average 500 awaiting-trial prisoners were admitted daily. CNN recently visited one of South Africa’s most notorious prisons to get an inside look.