File Aa1.2.2.2 - Representations 1972

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Representations 1972


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27/01/1972: letter from a Mr. A.R. Short concerning an unprovoked attack on prisoners by warders at Durban Central Prison on 24/01/1972 using "rubber truncheons, tin mugs attached to leather belts and straps, broomsticks and batons, gas pistols... Pelser and General J. C. Steyn forget that we have a Mrs. Helen Suzman who will see the wrong rectified".

April-May 1972: letters and reports concerning Patrick Pather "an exhibitionist" serving 9-15 years for a 4th offence; a psychiatrist recommends he be castrated.

08/05/1972-04/07/1972: letters concerning the house occupied by the Head Warder H.J.F. Smit at Geluk Prison in Bethal.

March-July 1972: letters between Helen Suzman and prisoners, prisoner's relatives and the Prisons Department concerning A.R. Campbell, Henry Claude Valentine and Alpist Ndlalise.

September 1972: letters concerning alleged assault on deaf and dumb prisoner John Luthuli in Durban Prison.

November 1972: letters between Helen Suzman and Judge Steyn and the Commissioner of Prisons concerning brutality and poor food at Worcester and Brandvlei Prisons.

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