1. Yes there is a Correctional Supervision and Parole Board (CSPB) dedicated to the Johannesburg Female Correctional Centre, however the positions of the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson: Correctional Supervision and Parole Board are vacant.
(2)(a) Yes, there are delays in the consideration of parole with a current backlog of nine (09) offenders.
(2)(b) The CSPB Chairperson that is dedicated to Correctional Centre B, is assisting with parole considerations for the Female Correctional Centre. A roaming Vice Chairperson from Modderbee Management Area is then assisting at Correctional Centre B CSPB with consideration of Lifers as this is a time consuming process. The intervention of the roaming Vice Chairperson from Modderbee enables the Chairperson more time at the Female Correctional Centre.
It is desirable that CSPB posts should be filled to capacity, however due to Chairpersons, Vice-Chairpersons and community members being appointed on a 3 year contract there will be vacancies as a result of expired contracts pending the finalisation of the recruitment process. The process of filling these vacant positions is underway as the positions have been advertised.
The intervention of roaming CSPB members was put in place at various management areas in order to minimise delays.