Justice Richard J. Goldstone, retired Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and retired Chief Prosecutor of the UN International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda
"This work is the first comprehensive investigation into prisons on the African continent. It is essential reading for those in government, academia and all interested in human rights and prison reform."
Mumba Malila, Commissioner, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa
"This book provides a new departure in scholarly legal writing. It should be compulsory reading for any human rights advocate, teacher, scholar and practitioner interested in any aspect of prisoners' rights on the continent."
Judge Hannes Fagan, Inspecting Judge of Prisons, South Africa (2000-2006)
"This book is most welcome. Acknowledged experts in the field of corrections point out weaknesses in the African systems and suggest practical solutions. It is highly recommended reading."
Click on the links below to read the reviews:
Weekender Weekender Review 2008-09-27
Journal Review - Human Rights in African Prisons