The Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services (JICS) is a creature of statute which was established in 1998 in terms of Section 85 (1) of the Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998, as amended. It has its head office in Cape Town as well as four regional offices within the country. The focus of JICS is to inspect, monitor and report on the treatment of inmates, the conditions in correctional centres and to further report any corrupt or dishonest practices within the correctional centres.
Since its establishment, the JICS conducts inspections and investigations pertaining to the conditions and treatment for sentenced inmates and for remand detainees. The work of the JICS is guided by the Inspecting Judge, Justice Johann van der Westhuizen, a former justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Justice van der Westhuizen was appointed as the Inspecting Judge as from 1 April 2016. He is administratively supported by the Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mike Masondo, who has knowledge and experience in the corrections environment.
Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services
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