Parliamentary Question: DCS: Correctional Services Amendment Act



Mr J Selfe (DA) to ask the Minister of Correctional Services:

Whether subsections (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) of section 21 of the Correctional Services Amendment Act, Act 25 of 2008, have been put into operation; if not, (i) why not and (ii) when is it envisaged to be put into operation; if so, (aa) when and (bb) in terms of what proclamation?


No; Section 21 of the Correctional Services Act, Act 25 of 2008 has not been put into operation.

Medical practitioners of both the Department of Correctional Services and Department of Health, had indicated that the body orifice search cannot be conducted if there are no medical indications.

The department is exploring other avenues to find possibilities of implementing it.