THE MISERY MERCHANTS, life and death in a private South African prison

: Hopkins (R.)

R 310.00
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283pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2020


Investigative journalist Ruth Hopkins' exposé of G4S, the company that runs a private prison in Mangaung, South Africa. Includes interviews with prison gang members who run the prison, prisoners and warders on the torture squad.

Produced under the auspices of the Wits Justice Project (WJP), an investigative journalism project of the Journalism Department at the University of the Witwatersrand.

"Compellingly written and painstakingly researched over nearly ten years, this engrossing narrative details Ruth Hopkins's attempts to expose and bring to account abuses in the G4S-run prison near Bloemfontein." Edwin Cameron, former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa