St Albans prison inmate opens up about mistreatment claims

An inmate at the troubled St Albans prison in Port Elizabeth says some of the injured prisoners who were injured during fatal clashes between prisoners and officials have not been taken to hospital.

Speaking to CapeTalk's Abongile Nzelenzele, he says they have now embarked on a hunger strike in an attempt to raise concerns with management.

Management and wardens saw this coming long time ago.

Inmate at St. Albans prison

The reason for this is because we are tired of how we are treated, and now we are trying to get attention from the media and human rights people.

Inmate at St. Albans prison

They are giving the media wrong information. We didn't escape. What we are trying to do is to get people from outside to come and see corruption here.

Inmate at St. Albans prison

The violent brawl left three inmates dead and 30 others, including five warders last week.

Department of Correctional Services in the Eastern Cape is currently conducting an investigation.

Listen to the audio below to hear more from the inmate at St. Albans prison...


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