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Organisation calls for overcrowding in prisons to be reduced [SOUND]

# The South African Prisoners Organisation for Human Rights has raised concerns about the persistent challenge of overcrowding in prisons. With the current inmate population exceeding 212-thousand, the organisation’s founder, Golden Miles Bhudu, expresses concern over the impact on inmate health and security. Bhudu attributes these issues to ongoing understaffing in prisons, emphasising that the overcrowded conditions are inhumane and violate prisoners’ rights. He says that the situation underscores the urgent need for comprehensive reforms in the prison system: