[The Republic]

JOHANNESBURG — Staff at a South African prison allegedly administered electroshock as punishment to inmates and injected them against their will with anti-psychotic drugs, an investigative group reported, leading to a government pledge that it will investigate.

The maximum security Mangaung Correctional Centre was run by British security firm G4S, until South Africa’s government took over earlier this month after a labor dispute and security and staffing issues arose.

G4S denied the alleged abuses.

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