Saras Jagwanth reviews the functioning of the Office of the Inspecting Judge of Prisons as an instrument of oversight over corrections that is intended to improve the implementation of human rights in prisons. Of particular note is her discussion of the legislative mandate to investigate corruption in prisons accorded to the Judicial Inspectorate but which this office feels should be situated elsewhere.

She concludes that the Office has had a significant impact in addressing the lot of prisoners in South Africa.

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