WATCH HOW CNN OBTAINED EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO GO INSIDE POLLSMOOR PRISON

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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.

The South African

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