Posted on :
7 Jul, 2014
7 Jul, 2014
The department has about 34,000 staff and is responsible for the administration of 240 prisons, which accommodates about 189,748 inmates. The prisons include minimum, medium and maximum security facilities.
Purpose: Corrections provide needs-based correctional sentence plans and interventions that are based on an assessment of the security risk and criminal profile of individuals.
Corrections target all elements associated with offending behaviour and it focuses on the offence for which a person was sentenced to correctional supervision, remanded in a correctional centre or released on parole.
Objective: Address the specific rehabilitation needs of persons who have been sentenced to correctional supervision and incarceration in a correctional centre or of persons who have been released on parole.
This is achieved through regular assessment and providing needs-based correctional programmes to address all the elements that are associated with offending behaviour.
Personal Corrections provide needs-based correctional sentence plans and interventions based on an assessment of the security risk and criminal profile of individuals, targeting all elements associated with offending behaviour.
It was combined with the Ministry of Justice in May 2013, to create the new Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services. The political head of the department is the Minister of Justice, currently Michael Masutha. The agency is headquartered in the West Block of the Poyntons Building in Pretoria.
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Closing date: 11th July, 2014