C Max Prisons In South Africa

C Max Prisons In South Africa

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What is c – max?

Cₘₐₓ is the maximum serum concentration that a drug achieves in a specified compartment or test area of the body after the drug has been administered and before the administration of a second dose. It is a standard measurement in pharmacokinetics.

South Africa has two super-maximum security prisons: C-Max, in Pretoria, and Ebongweni, in Kokstad. The second one is considered to be the biggest super-max prison in the world, with 1,440 places.

CountrySouth Africa
Ministry responsibleMinistry of Correctional Services
Prison administrationDepartment of Correctional Services
Contact addressPrivate Bag X136, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
Telephone+27 012 307 2000
Websitehttp://www.dcs.gov.za(link is external)
Head of prison administration (and title)Makgothi ThobakgaleActing National Commissioner
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)140 948at 31.3.2021 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)235based on an estimated national population of 60.01 million at end of March 2021 (from Statistics South Africa figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)34.0%(31.3.2021)Further Information
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)2.4%(31.3.2021)Further Information
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)0.0%(31.3.2021 – children)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)10.5%(31.3.2021)
Number of establishments / institutions235(2019 – another 8 establishments are out of use)
Official capacity of prison system110 836(31.3.2021)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)127.2%(31.3.2021)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000171,4623942002178,9983962004187,6404032006150,3023182008165,8403422010163,3123282012158,1653102014154,6482882016161,9842912018164,1292862020154,437259Further information

Who owns prisons in South Africa?

the Department of Correctional ServicesPrisons in South Africa are run by the Department of Correctional Services. According to the ministry, there are approximately 34,000 employees of the department running 240 prisons.

Do South African prisoners work?

South African prisoners, with the exception of pre-trial detainees, are theoretically obliged to work, although employment is not in fact available to all prisoners.

What causes overcrowding in South African prisons?

The immediate cause of overcrowding is either overuse of imprisonment or insufficient prison capacity. 2 Also the remedy is simple: send fewer offenders to prison and/or for shorter periods, or build more prisons.

How does Covid 19 affect correctional facilities in South Africa?

It is for good reason then that the Regulations to combat the spread of COVID-19 prohibits visits to all places of detention, including correctional centres and remand detention facilities as of 18 March 2020 for a period of 30 days or longer.