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The Southern Cape's only prison for boys is overcrowded.
Teenagers have been locked up for as long as three months awaiting trial for crimes as minor as stealing a light bulb.
The Mossel Bay juvenile prison was built to house 331 but holds 505 prisoners aged 14 to 18.
Correctional Services' board chairman, Dennis Bloem, said the delay in bringing juveniles to trial was due to parole boards not processing paroles timeously. - Sapa