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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Is Public Safety being endangered by Parole Board/Corrections Failings?

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

The most recent statistics I have been able to get that compare the reoffending rates of those granted parole with that of those who served their whole sentence relate to the period 1994-1999. Of those granted parole over that period, 15.5% reoffended and 84.5% didn’t. Of those who did not get parole 34.4% reoffended and 67.6% did not.

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No Pride in Prisons vs NZ Corrections

By   /  February 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on No Pride in Prisons vs NZ Corrections

Fundamentally the problem we have with our prison system goes beyond the 2013 Bail Amendment Act, the real problem is the Sentencing Act 2002 which was passed by a knee jerk Helen Clark Labour Government. This single piece of legislation has done more to keep NZers locked up for 18-21 hours every day and dramatically expanded the prison population than any other law…

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Starving Prisoners scavenging from bins inside prison

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Our rations are meagre enough on Corrections $4 per day food budget without this carry on.

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EXCLUSIVE: Arthur Taylor – Prison Suicide Cover Up

By   /  February 4, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Corrections NZ are hiding a surge in prison suicides – The Daily Blog’s Prisoner Rights Blogger and current inmate Arthur Taylor critiques the cover up.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Xmas mail, New Serco allegations, and Peter Leitch

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

I am reliably informed that the I.D.U. rate (positive drug test results) at SERCO Wiri is at least 25%….i.e. one quarter of the prisoners have tested positive for drug use

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – What Corrections aren’t telling the public about Phillip Smith

By   /  November 26, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

You will probably recall lifer Phillip Smith escaping to Brazil on 6.11.2014. That escape deeply embarassed Corrections senior management and their minister Sam Lotu – Iga.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Another woman left rotting in prison

By   /  November 17, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Anne is in her fifties, a first offender and in jail for drugs. She has been up to the parole board three times and been turned down, because she “hasn’t done programs”.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – ANOTHER ATTACK BY CORRECTIONS ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

By   /  November 5, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – ANOTHER ATTACK BY CORRECTIONS ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Read my affadavit that has been filed in support of Iniative , and you’ll see this sort of behaviour is absolutely typical of Corrections response to exposure and criticism.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – the most important constitutional law hearing to be held in over 25 years

By   /  October 18, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Next week – 26 & 27 October, a Full Bench of 5 judges of the Court of Appeal will hear the Crown’s appeal against Justice Heath’s Decision on 24 July 2015 to grant a Declaration of Inconsistency on the Act of Parliament which bans prisoner voting. Top silk Victoria Casey QC represents the Speaker.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Jailhouse narks

By   /  October 5, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

Spent a very interesting Thursday in the High Court before Justice Fogarty trying to get the name suppression of Secret Witness C who was a pivotal witness in the Tamihere trial lifted.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – How racist are NZ prisons?

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – How racist are NZ prisons?

You’ve all heard about the massive over representation of Maori in prisons, but you may not know the further you go into the Belly of the Beast the higher that representation gets.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – rehabilitation programs are a scam

By   /  May 16, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

It’s hard to believe isn’t it… CareNZ continues to take public funds to provide under-resourced programmes for Prisoners and continues to get rid of qualified, experienced Counsellors at the cost of thousands of taxpayers dollars.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – sewage floods NZ prison

By   /  April 19, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

The computer room got flooded with sewage overnight from the toilets , so no education classes. Ditto for the indoor recreation area, passage to the outdoor recreation area, outside the kitchen serving hatch, laundry room and PCO Phil Cullen’s office

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Can Corrections Get Anything Right?

By   /  April 17, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

The Head Office of Corrections is Mayfair House at 44 The Terrace Wellington. Many frontline Corrections staff, and most prisoners, refer to it as ‘Bullshit House’, much the same as many cops refer to their Wellington headquarters as ‘Bullshit Palace’.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Prison spreads rumours to stop inmates contacting authorities

By   /  April 10, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Staff subsequently have spread rumours that if inmates contact the League , it will go against them at their Parole hearing .

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – What’s really happening inside our prisons right now

By   /  April 2, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

The latest news is that the rehab program probation officers are managing caseloads of up to 70 inmates, versus the recommended 35 inmate maximum.

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