Prisons and Correctional Service Bill – Portfolio Committee Report

The downloadable documents below is the report of the Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the above Bill


Public participation and involvement in law-making processes remains a central mandate of Parliament and complies with its vision of a “… people-driven” Parliament. In fulfillment of its constitutional obligation, Parliament, through the Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs conducted public consultations on the Prisons and Correctional Service Bill to gather the views and opinions of the people, from the 20th to the 25th of February 2023. The Bill which was gazetted on the 7th of October 2022 seeks to repeal the Prisons Act (Chapter 7.11) and replace it with a new Act which is in line with the provisions of the Constitution.



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