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Namibian Correctional Service

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Convicted Murderer and Former Magistrate Sue for Conjugal Visits and Better Conditions

Kevan Townsend, an American convicted of murder, and former magistrate Jaco Kennedy, awaiting trial, appeared in the Windhoek High Court seeking conjugal and private family visits. They are suing various officials, including the Minister of Home Affairs and the Commissioner General of the Namibian Correctional Service, alleging rights violations. The two claim their 2021 request for privileges like conjugal visits and amenities was ignored, and they suffer from inhumane treatment, […]

todayJuly 23, 2024 2


Inmates fighting for conjugal visits

      American national convicted of murder, Kevan Townsend and trial-awaiting prisoner, a former magistrate, Jaco Kennedy appeared in the Windhoek High Court on Monday, in their fight for conjugal and private family visits. The two, appearing before Judge Collins Parker, are suing the Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security, the Windhoek Correctional Facility, Commissioner General of the Namibian Correctional Service, Raphael Hamunyela, and the Ombudsman, for […]

todayJuly 22, 2024 5


Over 2000 inmates with non serious offences being released         By Finna Kahili, via News on One     Offenders who are 60 or older, who as of 21 March this year, have served at least half of their sentences and maintained good conduct and are unlikely to pose any risk to society are among those being released from the Namibian correctional facilities. In addition, offenders who have been medically declared to be permanently bedridden […]

todayJune 14, 2024 4


Namibian Correctional Service introduce community service orders in Khomas         By Josia Shigwedha   The Namibian Correctional Service (NSC) has expanded its community service orders programme to the Simeon Shixungileni court in Windhoek for offenders serving sentences between one to 12 months. This programme will be implemented at what is locally known as the traffic court located at the corner of Sam Nujoma Drive and Simeon Shixungileni street. With this expansion, the correctional service has […]

todayJune 11, 2024 6


Majority of female offenders serving time for murder   By Finna Kahili via News on One    Despite the relatively low population of female offenders at the Correctional facilities countrywide, a high number of them are serving time for murder, often involving killing their partner or children. According to information provided in a recent interview by Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) Commissioner-General Raphael Hamunyela, there are currently about 120 females serving jail time compared to over 3000 […]

todayApril 23, 2024 9


NCS holds graduation ceremony for the first intake of its 30th basic training course

The Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) held a graduation ceremony for the first intake of its 30th basic training course held in 2023 at Omaruru on Thursday. Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security Albert Kawana, during the ceremony said the Basic Training Intake 1 of 2023 began on 01 March 2023, with a total of 373 recruits consisting of 246 males and 127 females. “Today, we welcome 359 graduates […]

todayDecember 1, 2023 9