CORRECTIONAL SERVICES IN WESTERN CAPE

A. PRISONS
1. TOTAL NUMBER OF PRISONS
= 29 Management Areas & 42 prisons

2. NAME AND GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION OF EACH PRISON
SOUTH PENINSULA = Pollsmoor
EASTERN METROPOL = Goodwood
BOLAND = Voorberg, Robertson, Helderstroom, Drakenstein,
Obiqua, Caledon, Warmbokveld, Hawequa, Dwarsrivier, Allandale,
Worcester, Stellenbosch, Brandvlei, Paardeberg,
WEST COAST = VanRhynsdorp, Malmesbury, Riebeeck West
SOUTHERN CAPE = Mosselbay, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Uniondale,
George, Swellendam, Buffeljagsrivier, Ladismith
KAROO = Prince Albert, Beaufort West

3. TYPES OF PRISON
The following category of prisons are in the Western Cape:Admission Centre, Maximum, Medium, Juvenile, Unsentenced, & female.

4 TO 6. - OFFICIAL CAPACITY OF EACH PRISON

STATISTICES OF 8 NOVEMBER 1999

Management Area

100% Approved Accom.

175% Approved Accom.

Unlock Total on 8.11.99

% occupation

% Over - crowding

Allandale

376

658

633

168%

68%

Beaufort wes (M)

67

117

139

207%

107%

Beaufort wes (F)

9

16

5

56%

-44%

Brandvlei ( Juven)

288

288

287

100%

0%

Brandvlei Med. A

632

1106

1074

170%

70%

Brandvlei Max

690

1208

987

143%

43%

Buffeljagsrivier

234

410

340

145%

45%

Swellendam ( M )

63

110

111

176%

76%

Swellendam ( F)

9

16

5

56%

-44%

Caledon

215

376

436

203%

45%

Dwarsrivier

236

413

359

152%

76%

Management Area

100% Approved Accom.

175% Approved Accom.

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% occupation

% Over - crowding

George (M)

479

838

806

168%

68%

George (F)

41

72

77

189%

89%

Goodwood

1692

1692

1584

94%

-6%

Hawequa

225

338

337

150%

50%

Helderstroom Med

755

1321

1231

163%

63%

Helderstroom Max

589

1031

886

150%

50%

Knysna

179

313

347

194%

94%

Ladismith (M)

50

86

84

168%

68%

Ladismith (F)

3

5

1

33%

-67%

Malmesbury Med. A

972

972

981

101%

1%

Malmesbury Med. B

189

331

414

219%

119%

Malmesbury Female

18

32

28

156%

56%

Management Area

100% Approved Accom.

175% Approved Accom.

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% occupation

% Over - crowding

Mosselbay

341

300

591

173%

73%

Obiqua

239

418

415

174%

74%

Oudtshoorn Med A

320

560

619

193%

93%

Oudtshoorn Med B

71

124

43

61%

39%

Paardeberg

276

483

450

163%

63%

Pollsmoor Med A

1111

1899

1892

170%

70%

Pollsmoor Med B

534

935

801

150%

50%

Pollsmoor Med C

574

1005

778

135%

35%

Pollsmoor Admition

1619

2833

3004

186%

86%

Pollsmoor B4

84

147

145

173%

73%

Pollsmoor B5

169

296

0

0%

100%

Pollsmoor (F)

245

429

342

140%

40%

Management Area

100% Approved Accom.

175% Approved Accom.

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% occupation

% Over - crowding

Prince Albert (M)

42

74

83

198%

98%

Prince Albert (F)

5

9

2

0%

100%

Riebeeck - wes

256

448

432

169%

69%

Robertson

230

402

355

154%

54%

Stellenbosch

74

30

147

199%

99%

Uniondale (M)

35

61

78

223%

123%

Uniondale (F)

10

18

2

20%

-80%

Vanrhynsdorp (M)

187

327

347

186%

86%

Vanrhynsdorp (F)

25

44

25

100%

0%

Management Area

100% Approved Accom.

175% Approved Accom.

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% occupation

% Over - crowding

Drakenstein Med A

399

698

706

177%

77%

Drakenstein Med B (Juven.)

432

432

433

100%

0%

Drakenstein Med C

155

271

117

75%

-25%

Drakenstein Max

386

676

550

142%

42%

Voorberg Med A

534

534

419

78%

22%

Voorberg Med B

1200

1200

1247

104%

4%

Warmbokveld

238

417

445

187%

87%

Worcester (M)

490

858

822

168%

68%

Worcester (M)

150

263

188

125%

25%

Total

18442

28040

26630

156%

56%


B. INFRASTRUCTURE & BUILDINGS

Total number of new prisons built in the last 5 years

Three ( 3 )

Name types and capacity of new prisons built in this period

1. Voorberg: Type: Meduim sentenced prisoners Capacity : 1200

2. Goodwood: Type: Awaiting trail and sentenced. Capacity: 1692

3. Malmesbury: Type: Meduim sentenced prisoners Unit Management Capacity: 972

New prisons planned in the near future

None

Number and names of unused prisons ( if any)

Three ( 3 )

Koelenhof (Stellenbosch) Paarl prison and Klein Drakenstein

Reason for unused prisons ( if any)

Reason as below

Number and names of prisons which are in need of urgent repair

Hawequa: Paardeberg: Caledon; Malmesbury Med B: Riebeeck West: Stellenbosch: Vanrhynsdorp: Prince Albert; Swellendam: Voorberg: Yes: On building programme for repair and renevation

Number and names of prisons which will be undergoing repairs, renevations or extentions

Obiqua ( repair and renevations)

Additional capacity created from this process

None- only upgrading of existing accommodation


C. PRISON POPULATION
1. TOTAL NUMBER OF PRISON POPULATION
On 99/11/08 = 26630
2. BREAKDOWN OF PRISON POPULATION IN TERMS OF GENDER
AND RACE (End of September 1999)

 

BLACK

COLOURED

WHITE

ASIAN

MALE

5680

19674

444

2

FEMALE

183

447

41

0

TOTAL

5863

20121

485

2


D. CHILDREN
1. TOTAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN PRISON = 3667

AGE

UNSENTENCED

SENTENCED

TOTAL

14 -17

495

237

732

18 - 20

1319

1616

2935

AGE

UNSENTENCED

SENTENCED

TOTAL

14

47

3

50

CHILDREN

15

86

15

101

16

178

60

238

17

184

155

339

18

562

400

962

JUVENILES

19

398

550

948

20

359

670

1029

TOTAL

1814

1853

3667


3. LOCATION OF THESE CHILDREN
Hawequa - 337
Pollsmoor Medium A - 1892
Brandvlei - 287
Drakenstein Medium B - 432
All of the above - youth centres

4. AVAILABLE SPECIAL FACILITIES FOR THESE CHILDREN
Youth centre with trained personnel. Recreational and sport facilities.
Educational and Training facilities

5. SHORTAGES OR LACK OF FACILITIES IN EACH PRISON WHERE
CHILDREN ARE HELD
Southern Cape need a Youth centre

6. NUMBER OF WOMEN WITH BABIES IN PRISON AND LOCATION
OF THESE WOMEN

MANAGEMENT AREA

TOTAL

POLLSMOOR

17

MALMESBURY

1

GEORGE

8

TOTAL

26


7. AVAILABLE FACILITIES FOR WOMEN WITH BABIES IN EACH
PRISON WHERE CURRENTLY HELD
POLLSMOOR - Crèche, Mother & child cell, Court yard, environmental
friendly
MALMESBURY - single cell
GEORGE - single cell in hospital section

8. NEEDS IN TERMS OF CATERING FOR THIS CATEGORY OF
PRISONER
More crèches & training of child miners.

E. PERSONNEL
QUESTION 1, 2 & 3

MANAGEMENT AREA

TOTAL OFFICIALS

RATIO

PC OFFICE

85

ALLANDALE

259

1:3

BRANDVLEI

562

1:4

BEAUFORT- WEST

40

1:4

CALEDON

90

1:5

DRAKENSTEIN

606

1:3

DWARSRIVIER

57

1:6

GEORGE

222

1:4

GOODWOOD

419

1:4

HELDERSTROOM

413

1:5

KNYSNA

94

1:4

LADISMITH

33

1:3

MALMESBURY

390

1:4

MOSSELBAY

136

1:5

OBIQUA

66

1:6

OUDTSHOORN

173

1:4

PAARDEBERG

64

1:7

PRINCE ALBERT

29

1:3

POLLSMOOR

1218

1:6

RIEBEECK-WEST

65

1:7

ROBERTSON

79

1:5

VOORBERG

454

1:4

WARMBOKVELD

65

1:7

WORCESTER

203

1:5

STELLENBOSCH

59

1:3

SWELLENDAM

91

1:2

UNIONDALE

39

1:5

VANRHYNSDORP

78

1:4

HAWEQUA

79

1:4

TOTAL

6168

1:5


4. STRESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES FOR WARDERS/
WARDRESSES
This Department is in the process of developing policy in this regard. In
order to be pro-active, 6 X SCO posts were already created at the
following Management Areas (one each) at a ratio one official for every 1000
members

GOODWOOD, POLLSMOOR, GEORGE, DRAKENSTEIN, HELDER-
SROOM, VOORBERG.
6 Appointees will services a cluster of management areas in order to cover all 29 management areas.
The posts were already advertised and four (4) appointments (officials with social work/psychological qualifications and experience) were made on 99/11/06. As soon as the personnel are in place, they will be actively involved in policy making with regard to stress management programmes in co-operation with Head Office (newly created employee assistant directorate) Policy and accompanying programmes should be in place by March 2000. Programmes will mainly deal with stress, financial management, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, etc.

F. DISCIPLINE

Number of cases of corruption investigated by Anti Corruption Unit 1998 - 1999

Types of Offenses

Number of cases under criminal investigation

Number of cases of suspension

Number of cases of dismissals

Number of cases where criminal action was taken

1998

1999

3

0

1. Disorderly behaviour (2)

0

0

0

0

2. Trading in Alcohol without official authorization (1)

3. Theft / unauthorized posession of government property (2)

4. Sabotage : Any intentional or malicious act to interfere with the records and operating of the Department (1)


G. SECURITY
1. IDENTIFY SECURITY MEASURES IN EACH PRISON
1.1 Manning of tower posts
1.2 Manning of gates (main entrance/ entrances)
1.3 Wearing of bullet proof jackets
1.4 Wearing of security equipment and aids
1.5 Proper searching of both members & inmates
1.6 Searching of visitors/public
1.7 Identifying of personnel/inmates/visitors(public)
1.8 Separation of prisoners according to their security classification
1.9 Proper control over movement of inmates
1.10 Using of dagga and patrol dogs as security resources
1.11 Sentenced inmates wearing their prison type of clothes. Unsentenced
wear their private clothes.
1.12 Walk through metal detectors
1.13 Scanners

2. IDENTIFY PROBLEM PRISONS
OVER-CROWDING :All the Prison’s in the Western Cape except Malmesbury Medium A, Goodwood, Hawequa & Voorberg Medium B.

OLD STRUCTURE: Malmesbury Medium B, Prince Albert, Ladysmith, Voorberg Medium A, Uniondale, Oudtshoorn Old, Vanrhynsdorp, Brandvlei Medium A, Beaufort West, Buffeljagsrivier, Paardeberg, Warmbokveld, Swellendam, Dwarsrivier, Obiqua, Stellenbosch.

3. STEPS THAT HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO ADDRESS IDENTIFIED
PROBLEMS
Structural problems - have been taken up with PWD to do repairs and renovations
Repair and renovations by DCS from own resources
Repair and renovations on day to day basis (own resources)

H. ESCAPES
1. TOTAL NUMBER OF ESCAPES PER YEAR OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS
= 406

2. TOTAL NUMBER OF ESCAPEES PER YEAR OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS
1995 - 112
1996 - 95
1997 - 91
1998 - 71
1999 - 37 (Until the end of October 1999)

3. NAME OF PRISONS FROM WHICH ESCAPES HAVE OCCURRED
OVER THE LAST YEAR

NAME OF PRISON

NUMBER

CLASSIFICATION

RETURNED TO PRISON

HELDERSTROOM MED

1

MEDIUM

NOT YET

GEORGE

1

MEDIUM

RE-ARREST

ALLANDALE

1

MEDIUM

NOT YET

VOORBERG MED A

1

MEDIUM

RE-ARREST

POLLSMOOR ADMISSION

1

MEDIUM

NOT YET

POLLMOOR MED A

2

MEIDIUM

NOT YET

POLLSMOOR MED B

1

MEDIUM

RE-ARREST

POLLSMOOR MED C

4

MEDIUM

2 RE-ARRESTED

DRAKENSTEIN MED A

2

MEDIUM

1 RE-ARRESTED

OBIQUA

1

MEDIUM

RE-ARREST

ROBERTSON

1

MEDIUM

RE-ARREST

WORCESTER MALE

1

MEDIUM

RE-ARREST

OUDTSHOORN MED A

2

UNSENTENCED

RE-ARREST

GOODWOOD

2

1 MEDIUM /1 UNSTENTENCE

NOT YET

SWELLENDAM

6

1 MEDIUM /5 UNSTENTENCE

5 RE-ARREATED

MALMESBURY MED B

8

8 UNSENTENCED

2 RE-ARRESTED

DRAKENSTEIN MAX

2

UNSENTENCED

2 RE-ARRESTED


6. SOLUTIONS IMPLEMENTED IN EACH CASE TO PREVENT
FURTHER ESCAPES
- Sensitizing of members on a monthly basis
Repairs and renovations to prisons by PWD and own resources
Putting up of barbed-wire on top of the prison walls.
Strict control over movement of prisoners
Disciplinary steps against neglectful members
Suspension of negligent members
Proper handling of complaints and request from prisoners
Involving community - "blow the whistle on escapes"
Constructing of electrical perimeters around prison
Appointment of personnel where there were not enough members
(increasing post establishment) Revision of establishment
More involvement from NCPS
Inspecting Judge
Lay visitors project
Monthly Area Managers Meetings
Inspections
Auditing
Night visits
Unannounced visits

I. HEALTH ISSUES

1. Estimated number of HIV HIV/AIDS cases:(at the end of October 1999)
In the province - 163 = 154 males - 9 females - one child of the age of 2 years.

2. Facilities for prisoners with HIV/AIDS in the province:
No special facilities
Prisoners with (full blown Aids ) advanced degree of Aids - kept in in-patient facilities
Support staff

3. Problems with caring for prisoners with AIDS
Aids/HIV policy prohibits testing - confidentiality
Medical parole
Hospital admission

4. AIDS/HIV programs
- Education/information on admission and then continuously by nurses, social
workers and custodial members who were trained as HIV/Aids educators
- Educational information is provided to members
- Condoms are freely available.

5. Are prisoners still sent to private clinics for medical treatment?
Currently we only refer prisoners to public hospitals if needed. Private clinics are only used if our own care facilities or public hospitals cannot provide the medical services needed. Awaiting Trail prisoners, who received special medical treatment at a private clinic prior to admission in prison, may also be referred to the private clinic if treatment is still requested. If a prisoner wishes to be treated at a private clinic, then he must take full responsibility for all the medical expenses.

J. RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
1. INTERNAL
TV, GAMES, HOBBIES, CHOIRS, RUGBY, SOCCER, POOL,VOLLEYBALL, LEATHERWORK, NEEDLEWORK, LIBRARY, BANDS, DRAMA

2. BUDGET FOR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
= R436000-00

3. SHORTAGES
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, TV’S, VIDEO MASCHINES, SPORT GROUNDS

K. REHABILITATION & DEVELOPMENT
Number of Social workers = 115
Number of Psychologist = 6

Management Area

No. of S /W

Ratio

Vacant posts

Article 7 Workers

No. Psychologist

Allandale

5

1:132

0

0

0

Beaufort - west

1

1:36

0

0

0

Brandvlei

13

1:149

0

2

1

Buffelsjagsrivier

2

1:112

0

0

0

Swellendam

1

1:76

0

0

0

Caledon

1

1:169

0

2

0

Drakenstein

12

1:111

0

0

0

Dwarsrivier

1

1:200

1

1

0

George

3

1:300

0

0

0

Goodwood

6

1:93

1

0

0

Helderstroom

4

1:262

0

1

0

Hawequa

3

1:107

0

0

1

Knysna

2

1:140

0

0

0

Ladismith

0

0:50

0

1

0

Malmesbury

7

1:114

0

1

2

Mosselbay

2

1:268

0

1

0

Obiqua

3

1:66

0

0

0

Management Area

No. of S /W

Ratio

Vacant posts

Article 7 Workers

No. Psychologist

Oudtshoorn

3

1:93

1

0

0

Paardeberg

2

1:152

0

0

0

Pollsmoor

25

1:119

1

4

2

Prince Albert

0

0

0

0

0

Robertson

2

1:192

0

0

0

Riebeeck - west

1

1:230

0

0

0

Stellenbosch

2

1:102

0

0

0

Uniondale

0

0

0

0

0

Vanrhynsdorp

2

1:150

0

0

0

Voorberg

6

1:167

0

0

0

Warmbokveld

1

1:100

1

1

0

Worcester

4

1:175

0

0

0

· Ratio of Social workers
1 - 158 prisoners
· Ratio of Psychologists
1:1056

VACANCIES
Social workers = 5
Psychologists = 7
These posts were advertised and will be filled 1 February 2000

SOLUTIONS
· To address the gap Psychologists utilize article 7 and voluntary workers to meet the needs.
· Existing psychologists serve a cluster of prisoners

PRE - RELEASE PROGRAMMES
· Social workers present (didactic and therapeutic groups)
· Psychologists do not present pre - release programmes due to lack of personnel

L. EDUCATION & TRAINING
1. NUMBER OF EDUCATIONIST IN PROVINCE = 68
2. NUMBER OF VACANCIES = 16
3. MEMBER/STUDENT RATIO FOR EDUCATION = 1:35
4. MEMBER /STUDENT RATIO FOR TRAINING = 1:97
5. AVAILABLE EDUCATION & TRAINING PROGRAMMES IN THE PROVINCE:
5.1 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES
- ABET levels 1-4 = 1359 PARTICIPATION (PRISONERS)
- Main Stream (Subject) Grades 10-12 = 629 PARTICIPATION (PRISONERS
- Correspondence (subjects) = 44 PARTICIPATION (PRISONERS)
- Recreational Education = 8547 PARTICIPATION (PRISONERS)
- Library = 10617 PARTICIPATION (PRISONERS)

5.2 TRAINING PROGRAMMES – CAPACITY - PARTICIATION (PRISONERS)
- Agriculture -150 - 75
- Occupational Skills – 500 - 500
- Vocational Skills - 96 - 113
- Entrepreneurial Skills – 500- 389

6. PROBLEMS IDENTIFIED
Lack of classrooms. Lack of funds, lack of manpower, outdated computers for computer training

7. NUMBER & TYPE OF TRAINING WORKSHOPS
7 Workshops
2 for Building Training - (Malmesbury & Drakenstein)
1 for Motor Mechanical Training - (Malmesbury)
1 for Metalwork & Welding Training - (Malmesbury)
1 for Carpentry Training - (Drakenstein)
1 for Cabinet Making & Wood Machinist Training - (Malmesbury)
1 for Electrical Training - (Malmesbury)

8. Which prisons have little or no access to programmes and Educators
The following smaller Management Areas do not have any teaching posts:
Uniondale, Knysna, Ladismith, Swellendam/Buffeljags, Caledon, Robertson, Riebeeck West, Van Rhynsdorp, Beaufort West, Prince Albert, Obiqua, Dwarsrivier, Mosselbay.
That is a total of 13 Management Areas out of the 29 Management Areas in the Western Cape.
The following smaller Management Areas do have one teaching post each but it is vacant: Stellenbosch, Paardeberg.

9. Participation and success rate of programmes
9.1 Education

ABET (levels 1-4)

1998

1999

Initial enrolment: 1 100

Initial enrolment : 1 467

Successful: 976 = 88,7%

Successful: Busy with examinations


Secondary Education (Grade 10 + 12)

1998

1999

Number of subjects: 450

Number of subjects: 750

Successful: 347 = 77%

Successful: Busy with examinations


Correspondence:

1998

1999

Number of subjects: 160

Number of subjects: 230

Successful: 98 = 61.25%

Successful: Busy with examinations


Training
Vocational Training

1998

1999

447 inmates were involved

Up to October 1999, 352 inmates were
involved


Career Directed Skills Training (Occupational Skills)

1998

1999

1 824 inmates were involved

Up to October 1999, 3 13inmates were involved


Solutions to problems
-Fill vacant posts as a matter of urgency
-At the smaller Management Areas, utilize custodial members with teaching qualifications to offer educational programs
-A mechanism should be put in place which will allow qualified tradesmen to be
appointed on the Educational Establishment, without a Teaching Diploma
-Closer co-operation with production workshops – instructors can be used for training
-Utilize the pool of adult Educators that are part of the Provincial ABET forum to assist with ABET classes
-Utilize the Educational channel on TV to instruct and assist learners
-Educators can serve a cluster of Management Areas with Educational programmes
-Initiate programme whereby redundant Educators in the Department of Education can get an inter-departmental transfer
-Containers to be converted into classfooms – can become a training project.

M. PRISON WORK PROGRAMMES

PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS

Managment Area

Type of programmes

Average no. of prisoners involved

Shortages

Income genenated

Solutions

Drakenstein

Textile :

60

0

Income per annum goes back to the state account

Potential prisoners for workshops are from other Management area's

Wood and steel

143

20

machanics

8

0

Pollsmoor

Textile :

35

25

Textile shops have been expanded to accommodate more inmates wood & steel shops have been extended

Wood and steel

120

40

machanics

6

0

Helderstroom

Textile :

35

25

Looking at the possiblity to extend the textile shops depending on approval of H/Q

Worcester

Textile ( F)

90

30

Female prisoners are being transferred fromGeorge and Pollsmoor

Malmesbury

Textile :

60

60

Currently extending the existing textile workshops


N. CORRECTIONAL SUPERVISION & PAROLE
1 & 2 TOTALS

 

PROBATION

PAROLEES

TOTAL

TOTAL

4364

6313

10677


3 & 4 NUMBER OF PERSONNEL TO CONTROL OFFENDERS
Financed Posts - 413
Occupied Posts - 384
Vacancies - 29

Vacant Posts :

1 X Psychologist

Advertised to be filled Jan 2000

 

1 X Social Worker

Advertised to be filled Jan 2000

 

5 X SCO’S

Advertised to be filled Jan 2000

 

22 X CO’S

Recruitment to be filled Feb 2000


Reasons for vacancies: Recent resignations, promotion to other posts,
recruitment objective for 99/2000 to be filled.

5. MECHANISMS TO MONITOR OFFENDERS
5.1 Physical/telephonic monitoring (work / home / place of community service)
5.2 Special monitoring actions - including with assistance of SAPS (Operation Good Hope)
5.3 Compulsory visits to Community Corrections Offices
5.4 Assistance and co-operation of community
Community leaders
Community Safety Forums
Neighbourhood watches
Security Agencies
5.5 Co-operation: National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS)
-SA Police Services - Community Police Forums (CPF)
- Co-ordinated monitoring actions
- Information Technology of SAPS Criminal Records Centres
-Departments of Justice, Internal Affairs, Welfare, Education & Training
5..6 Temporary Correctional Officials for monitoring purposes (where financed vacancies exist)

6. ABSCONDERS

 

PROBATIONERS

PAROLEES

TOTAL

Total 1998

692

1559

2251

Total 1999 (Jan -Oct)

381

798

1079


7. RECIDIVISM STATISTICS?
Impossible to determine:- crimes committed - not reported
- alleged crimes - not proved
- crimes/alleged crimes by absconders not traced
Solution: Complete link of info-technology between Justice, SAPS & DCS

8. PROBLEMS / SHORTAGES AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
8.1 Problem: Approved / financed establishment (96 model) - No provision for tracing of absconders/ parole supervision
Solution: Org & Work Study investigation in process to determine extended needs (2000/2001 budget)

8.2 Problem: No provision for allowance for personnel of Comm Corr - risk whilst monitoring - dangerous areas, gansterism – risk to family– travelling risk
Solution: Investigation in 95/96 (HQ with State Expenditure personnel) On DCS annual Financial priority list.

8.3 Problem: Vehicles not always suitable for sub-roads e.g monitoring on farms – budgetary constraints to provide according to needs
Solution: Addressed annually within budgetary provision.

8.4 Problem: Office accommodation – 7 of 24 Comm Corr Offices still in prison – process via DPW too long – loose suitable accommodation – budgetary constraints to establish more offices
Solution: Extension/ establishment of new offices (5 year plan 2000-2005)

8.5 Problem: Rewards too low for info leading to arrest of absconders (R50 - R200)
Solution: Re-evaluate on National Level within budgetary limits

O. OTHER ISSUES
1. KEY PROBLEMS IN PROVINCE
-Facilities and assets are not condusive to a safe environment
-Moral of staff is low
-Staff to prisoner ratio is to high

2. SUCCESSES IN PROVINCE
2.1 VICTIM EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME
2.2 CHILD PROTOCOL
2.2.1 PROVINCIAL PLAN OF ACTION FOR CHILDREN
2.2.2 STREET CHILDREN

2.3 IKAMVA PROJECT

2.4 CRIME PREVENTION PROJECTS
2.4.1 MADAM
2.4.2 OPERATION GOOD HOPE
2.4.3 PRESIDENTIAL PROJECT
2.4.4 UMAC

2.5 Unit Management was implemented at Malmesbury Prison.
2.6 Direct supervision of prisoners at Goodwood & Malmesbury prison
2.7 Structured day programme was implemented at Malmesbury prison
2.8 Centre for conflict resolution was establish at Pollsmoor prison for members and prisoners
2.8 Each prison has a community project
2.9 Building of a church by probationers Mitchell’s Plain
2.10 Launching of the provincial crime prevention strategy
2.11 Establishment of courts in prison to cut on transport costs and risk of escapes
2.12 Launching of Batho Pele principles on provincial level and at prisons
2.13 Reduce escapes from 97 in 1998 to 37 in 1999.
2.14 Focus on own resources to renovate prisons
2.15 3 Additional textile workshops were establish
2.16 70/30 ratio was reached with regard to personnel
2.17 Monitoring of probationers at 201%
2.18 Reducing of absconders by 56%

RECOMMENDATIONS
- Adopt a aggressive approach to communication, especially the media. Market the Department by a clear market strategy
- Use research to broaden thinking with in the Department and to align the Department tendencies and trends in other spheres of Corrections
- Ensure intensive integration between the Integrated Justice System and other role players
- Focus the Province on output and lead them to a result driven approach.
- Establish a proper asset and facilities management plan
- Design an outcomes based appraisal system align to the corporate strategy.
- Promote team spirit through co-ordination and co-operation
- Promote community involvement in the prison and the involvement of DCS in the Community
- Establish an integrated/ dynamic security system
- Focus the energy of staff and unite them to a common goal.
- Increase the staff to prisoner ratio in the province
- Position Correctional Services in the Western Cape within the Integrated Justice System
- Back to basics