The aim of this paper is to attempt a description of previous committees and boards of the Department of Correctional Services which are primarily responsible for policy formulation on correctional matters. The functions and duties of previous committees and boards are evaluated with the idea of highlighting what role they played and how the community should be involved. The issue of prisons and prisoners have been out of reach of the community in the past due to the policies of the former government. Civil society did not have any say in the running of the government institutions.
Community Involvement in Prisons
Mongezi Mnyani is a former Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.