Your Embassy – The Shocking Truth!

This section of the Locked Up website has been somewhat neglected. While it is not in the interests of the families to create an undesireable state of affairs, the families and friends of South African Citizens locked up in foreign countries wishes to publically state that dealing with the SA Embassy and Foreign Office can…

The psychological impact of being Locked Up

Many prisoners are forced to undergo a unique set of psychological changes in order to survive the prison experience. Excerpts: At the very least, prison is painful, and incarcerated persons often suffer long-term consequences from having been subjected to pain, deprivation, and extremely atypical patterns and norms of living and interacting with others. And most people…

Why should we support these people?

The Great Moral Dilemma At the outset let’s be clear: WE AGREE that people who commit crimes should serve a prison term and this includes drug traffickers.  The majority of arrestees are first-time-offenders driven by the claws addiction. Most are addicts, often naive and ignorant. They are not pre-meditative psychopathic murderers and are ordinary people like you and…

CRIME Against Humanity!

The following report pertains to the South Africans detained in Mauritius. We invite friends, families and detainees, past & present to submit similar experiences in other foreign countries. It is not our direct intention to name and shame but in the interests of basic Human Rights, the Rights of South African Citizens and fundamental Morality,…