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was aimed at making a change in the lives of offenders through the Performing Arts and supporting the Department of Correctional Services in the rehabilitation process. Through the programme offenders were encouraged by the motto “Stepping into your second chance.” The major thrust was renewal of the mind and the unleashing of God given talents of participants through mentorship and coaching workshops in the different genres.

While we believe that the months of workshops presented by the UrSlam Factor team were successful beyond measure we do have to be mindful of the fact that rehabilitation must be a shared responsibility for it to be effective.

Inmates and parolees competed in the Ur Slam Factor competition this weekend, to a crowd of family and friends.

“I still think that the greatest suffering is being lonely, feeling unloved, just having no one... That is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience.” ― Mother Teresa


Rehabilitation done right

Reviving hidden talent from a dark place

Pollsmoor's got talent. And it was on full display at the Artscape theatre. One thousand two hundred auditions, several elimination rounds, and a lot of practice later Pollsmoor Prison has crowned its very own variety show winner. Inmates and parolees competed in the UrSlamFactor competition this weekend, to a crowd of family and friends. There was everything from poetry and dancing, to singing.

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Monday 10 July 2017

Polsmoor has its own Idol

cape town 9 July 2017 - One thousand two hundred auditions, several elimination rounds and a lot of practice later - Pollsmoor Prison has crowned its very own talent show winner

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07 July 2017

Son

Agt finaliste, een titel op Artscape se planke

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26 April 2017

Prisoners Have Talent

About 400 guests attended the UR Slam Factor Inmate Talent Search, featuring 21 different performances, at the prison’s recreational hall on Friday April 21.

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