Prison Stress Management and Rehabilitation Training (SMART)

The Prison SMART program has been taught in South Africa since 2002. It has been very successful over the years covering seven prisons nationally. Two new prisons were opened in 2008, and to date over 7000 inmates have benefited.

Prison SMART has also received great print media coverage over the years which have built up its credibility. The team has also been instrumental in building up Prison SMART in Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Kenya through recommendations from the nine prisons in South Africa.

Prisons Listing

  • Gauteng
  • Leeukop Maximum Medium and Juveniles security
  • Bavianspoort Maximum Medium and Juveniles security
  • Boksburg Maximum Medium and Juveniles security
  • Vereeneging Maximum Medium and Juveniles security
  • JHB Correctional Maximum and Medium security
  • Groenpunt Maximum Medium and Juveniles security


"My mind was so stressed and depressed, my mind was thinking of so many things, now my clarity of mind is good and I feel better." - Inmate Leeukop

"Before the course I was always stressed and emotionally down, which made me not sleep and very aggressive, but after the course everything seemed to change. I feel relieved of stress and my sleeping pattern improved and I am also becoming humble and very calm. I think this course is very helpful because now I can control my abilities to think and my living and I can socialize with my fellow inmates and I am now more relaxed than before." - Inmate Leeukop

Recommendation Letters