Prison Ministry

What is going on behind bars in South African prisons …

South Africa is among the top 10 worldwide in terms of prison population in both absolute terms as well as relative to the general population/ per capita. One of South Africa’s main prisons is the notorious Pollsmoor prison in Cape Town.

In the Pollsmoor prison complex we work in cooperation with various prison ministry organizations, such as Transformation Fellowship and Hope Prison Ministries in three of the five prison.

Within Pollsmoor, there are five prisons with a total of about 8,500 prisoners: Medium A (Juvenile prison), Maximum Security / Admission Centre (focusing on pre-trial detention / awaiting trial prisoners for male adult offenders), Medium B & Medium C (adult men prison) and the Female Centre (Women’s Prison for teenagers and adults; remand & sentenced offenders).

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