Parliamentary Question:Dcs: Overcrowded facilities at Pollsmoor prison


Mr M G Oriani·Ambrosini (IFP) to ask the Minister of Correctional Services:

Whether, in view of the fact that the correctional facilities located at Pollsmoor prison are (a) overcrowded and run below legal and constitutional standards and (b) located on some of the most expensive property in the Western Cape, she or her department has any plans to relocate the facility to an area where the price of property is lower and the alienation of the current property would generate revenue that would facilitate the construction of new, more suitable facilities;

if not, why not; if so, (i) when will such relocation process (aa) begin and (bb) be completed, (ii) when will each such stage (aa) begin and (bb) be completed and (iii) what are the further relevant details?

(i), (ii) and (ii) There no intentions or plans to relocate the facility and this matter is currently not
under consideration by the department.