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Pollsmoor Prison, officially, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison is a prison in the Cape Town suburb of Tokai in South Africa. Nelson Mandela was the most famous inmate of the prison. He describes Pollsmoor Prison as 'the truth of Oscar Wilde's haunting line about the tent of blue that prisoners call the sky.' Pollsmoor is a maximum security prison with little means in the way of escape. Some of South Africa's most dangerous criminals and roughest gangsters are held in Pollsmoor Prison. The prison has a staff of 1,278 and the capacity to accommodate 4,336 offenders, but the current inmate population is over 7,000 (a figure which fluctuates daily). Marlene Lehnberg, known as The Scissor Murderess served her sentence in Pollsmoor but was paroled in 1986. Walter Sisulu and Ahmed Kathrada, both anti-apartheid activists, were also incarcerated at Pollsmoor. Alan Boesak served his prison term here after he was convicted of fraud in 2000.

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GPS Coordinates Decimal Decimal Deg Min & Sec Deg & Decimal Min
Latitude -34.0686° S 34.0686° S 34° 4' 6.96" -34° 4.116'
Longitude 18.4322° E 18.4322° E 18° 25' 55.92" 18° 25.932'
Address
Pollsmoor
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa
Phone No.
No phone number available

Fax No.
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Pollsmoor Prison has 2 comment/s

On 11 Dec 2011 Sisi lwandle said:
Where could I find the email address to the HQ of Pollsmoor Pris
on?

On 16 Feb 2012 amina williams said:
Good day
We want to bring a group of 40 learners and 10 eductors on a educational tout to cape town. We need accommodation with breakfast and supper included.
Can you please be so kind and send this info if you are able to assist us.
Amina williams from pellsrus primary school in Jefrreysbey.
079 325 2651

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