Strippers entertain inmates at Johannesburg prison

A prisoner gets some special treatment

One photo showed two women touching and hugging a bare-chested inmate wearing just orange prisoner trousers in front of a large group of applauding inmates.

On Monday, the Department of Correctional Services confirmed the veracity of the photos.

James Smalberger, the acting national correctional services commissioner, said: "We can never tolerate what we have seen on the social media since Saturday".

The shocking pictures have led to a full investigation as people questioned what kind of a punishment this was.

Thirteen officers had been suspended and will face the "full might of our code of conduct", he added.

The events took place during Youth Month celebrations, a program created to aid in the rehabilitation of prisoners, but prison officers were reportedly taken by surprise when the women turned up sporting skin tight black body suits.


Prison authorities say they'll take strong action against officials at the Johannesburg Correctional Centre who allowed half naked women to entertain convicts during this month's Youth Day celebration.

"It is not acceptable for female persons to appear like that in front of offenders", he said. "The intention was never to have strippers undressing in the correctional environment". Smal also told EWN that 13 officials have been identified in connection with the scandal and have been served with letters considering their suspension.

Smalberger said preliminary investigations could link 13 correctional services employees, in both senior and junior management, to the breach in security by the scantily clad visitors.

Smalberger told journalists at a local press conference that no South African taxpayers' money had been used to fund the strippers.

The department added there was a "clear" breach of security plans approved for the event, but some officials obviously made a decision to go against them.

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