Mangaung Correctional Centre 28 October 2013
G4S responds to media reports about the Mangaung Correctional Centre
G4S has a zero-tolerance policy for the use of undue or excessive force at Mangaung Correctional Centre (MCC). The health and treatment of inmates are managed by a reputable third-party medical center. G4S staff members do not have access to, nor do they administer, any medication.
“MCC is an exceptional example of a Public/Private Partnership. In the 12 years that G4S has managed Mangaung Correctional Centre, we have maintained control and taken comprehensive measures to ensure the safety of our staff and the inmates,” said Andy Baker, regional president for G4S Africa. “It is unfortunate that the media is pursuing a story based on unsubstantiated allegations from anonymous sources, disgruntled former employees and convicted criminals.”
All operations at MCC are documented and recorded in strict accordance with standard operational procedures as outlined by the Department of Correctional Services and governing legislation. All medical practitioners at MCC adhere to ethical codes and South African law.
MCC is a state-of-the-art maximum security prison, built to Government specifications that houses approximately 3 000 of the most violent and dangerous inmates in the country. In 2000, G4S signed a 25-year contract to operate the facility as a sub-contractor to the consortium.
About G4S South Africa
G4S (SA) is the largest provider of integrated security solutions in the country, with more than 10,000 employees and a strong presence in all nine provinces. Working in partnership with our customers, our services are designed to meet their total security and cash management needs, reducing risk and enabling them to focus on their core activities. In South Africa there are three main operating companies: G4S Care and Justice Services; G4S Cash Solutions; and G4S Secure Solutions.
For more information on G4S South Africa, visit www.g4s.co.za.
G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in secure outsourcing in countries and sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.
G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.
G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and over 620,000 employees.
For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com