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Correctional Services Act, 1998 (Act No. 111 of 1998)

Chapter III : Custody of all Inmates under Conditions of Human Dignity

Part A : General requirements

14. Religion, belief and opinion


1) An inmate must be allowed freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief and opinion.


2) An inmate may attend religious services and meetings held in the correctional centre freely and voluntarily and may have in his or her possession religious literature.


3) Where practicable, places of worship must be provided at every correctional centre for inmates of all religious denominations.


4) No inmate may be compelled to attend religious services or meetings or to take part in religious practices.