This paper deals with early releases relating to parole in terms of the 1994 amendment. The new release system is critically evaluated, and recommendations are made which should be taken into account in the refinement and implementation of the system.
The New Release Policy
Amanda Dissel is an independent consultant in criminal justice and violence prevention issues. This research was conducted while she was Criminal Justice Programme Manager at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR). She has published on issues of human rights, conditions and treatment of detainees in prisons and police stations, juvenile and child justice, and violent crime.