The Misery Merchants

[Watch] Do prisons in Africa need to be decolonised? Ruth Hopkins, Baz Dreisinger and Morris Kaberia discuss incarceration in Africa

How do the African traditions in the field of forgiveness and reconciliation relate to the reality in its prisons? And what of privatised prisons, where do they fit in?

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Investigative journalist Ruth Hopkins exposes the reality of prison privatisation in The Misery Merchants

The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison by Ruth Hopkins is a hard-hitting exposé of G4S, the company running a private prison in Mangaung, South Africa.

A hard-hitting exposé of the profit-driven multinational running Mangaung private prison – The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison

The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison by Ruth Hopkins is out at the end of March 2020 from Jacana Media.