So I was watching banged up abroad and notice that in many of the countries where these Brits & Aussies end up getting banged up in the prison system is pretty awful. In Venezuela they have a prison where prisoners have guns, big guns & basically do their own thing, looks like the authorities throw you in and the rest is survival of the fittest. Own food, shelter, etc!
And last night they showed this Aussie who was sentenced to life in Indonesia for smuggling hash, he nearly got killed, in fact he got stabbed & doctors in a hospital declared him dead. Dude ended up in the mortuary which is where he regained consciousness. Freaky stuff! I have read about Thailand where you need to make it in prison as food & basic necessities are for your account. Prison warders getting rich running the supply lines (legally) & selling at exorbitant prices & crap quality food.
I notice too that the Aussie from last night escaped & cops were just taking pot shots at him with AK's even though he was unarmed & only just running (into the ocean!).
I don't know the exact details of a south african prison, but compared to south america & asia it must be paradise.