Covid-19 outbreak: ‘Put moms in prison under house arrest’

via Opera News

Organisations and associations representing inmates have raised concerns over babies who are behind bars with their mothers this winter through the projected highest and most vulnerable period when Covid-19 is at its peak.

The South African Sentenced and Awaiting Trial Prisoners Organisation chairperson, Phindile Zweni, said babies behind bars were born in prison when their mothers were sentenced during their pregnancies.