Correctional Services: There’s enough room for mask convicts

Johannesburg – Correctional services is warning people that it has more than enough room for those arrested for not wearing a mask in public.

Under lockdown regulations, anyone caught without a mask in public will face a hefty fine or six months imprisonment or both.

“You have got to take it seriously that a mask is one of those things that will assist us in managing the spread and then, unfortunately, people who don’t abide by these regulations then they will have to be dealt with,” said spokesperson for the Correctional Services Department, Singabakho Nxumalo.

“I think the Correctional Services is the last line in the justice system, we will have to really make space in terms of accommodating those people.”

Meanwhile 8,462 prisoners and guards have tested positive for the virus, and 153 of them have died.


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