Wits Justice Project Published Articles

Op-Ed: Mayhem and management in SA’s prisons by Carolyn Raphaely, Daily Maverick 4 March 2017

Five wrongfully convicted men, one judge, no compensation from the State, by Carolyn Raphaely The Star, Daily Maverick, Cape Times, 4 April 2017

I Met with Martin Luther King Minutes Before He Was Murdered by Ruth Hopkins, Narratively 4 April 2017

Op-Ed: The contrition clause of parole by Ruth Hopkins, Daily Maverick 21 April 2017

Police time and money go to pot, by Ruth Hopkins Mail & Guardian 19-25 May 2017

Op-Ed: Even today, Ahmed Timol’s torture case sounds frighteningly familiar, by Azarrah Karrim, Daily Maverick 3 July 2017

To grant bail or not to grant bail, by Azarrah Karrim Saturday Star 11 July 2017

Lifers, Riots and Parole by Ruth Hopkins and Nkosikhona Kumalo, Daily maverick 18 July 2017

“Those Prisoners Had to Feel Who Was Boss. And We Made Them Feel.” By Ruth Hopkins, Narratively 3 August 2017

Tortured behind bars, by Ruth Hopkins, City Press 6 August 2017

Law fails women who kill partners in self-defence, by Ruth Hopkin, Mail and Guardian 20 September 2017

FACTSHEET: The state of South Africa’s prisons, by Ruth Hopkins with Afrika Check, Daily Maverick 18 July 2017

Op-Ed: Justice at last for reformed prisoner whose dream new life was destroyed in a heartbeat, by Carolyn Raphaely, Daily maverick, The Star 12 October 2017

Timol inquest highlights striking similarities to present day South Africa, by Azarrah Karrim, Mail & Guardian 16 October 2017

Gang versus gang, by Azarrah Karrim and Sumeya Gasa City Press 30 October 2017

25 years later: men confront person responsible for their 19 years in jail, by Ruth Hopkins/ Sumeya Gasa/ Azarrah Karrim,  Sunday Times 05 November 2017

TB thriving in hell-hole SA prisons, by Azarrah Karrim, The Star 01 December 2017

This Is What Life In Prison Is Really Like For Women In South Africa, by Ruth Hopkins, Marie Claire 01 December 2017

I Was Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison When My Daughter Was 3 Days Old, by Ruth Hopkins, Marie Claire 06 December 2017

Op-Ed: ‘They threw in stun grenades and closed the window’ – a trigger-happy democracy, by Sumeya Gasa, Daily Maverick 22 December 2017

‘It Was Him Or Me’: Women Who Killed Their Abusive Partners In Self-Defence, by Ruth Hopkins, Marie Claire 28 December 2017