Operations at Pollsmoor to return to normal after days of unrest

Inmates in the medium B section set mattresses alight on Monday to prevent prison officials and police from raiding a cell.

Pollsmoor prison in Tokai, Cape Town. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Correctional Services officials will be monitoring Pollsmoor closely today as it lifts a total shutdown at the facility.

Operations, including Sunday visits, are expected to resume following days of unrest.

Inmates in the medium B section set mattresses alight on Monday to prevent prison officials and police from raiding a cell.

The Correctional Services Department says the search was conducted following several stabbings over the weekend.

The department's Delekile Klaas says: “The situation in Pollsmoor is getting back to normal. All activities, including the normal visits, will resume.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)