Corrections is dealing with the muster crisis by double bunking in cells that were not designed to hold more than one prisoner. They have not done this to date because they had legal advice and know that putting two prisoners in cell so small they barely have room for one is a recipe for disaster and may very well contravene section 23 (5) of the Bill of Rights Act which mandates prisoners be treated humanely and with respect for their dignity.Read More →
I have now had time to read the Inspectorate report about Auckland Prison in detail, dated June 2017.
The first thing that caught my eye was the “inspection team” was headed by Trevor Riddle.
If Corrections NZ spent as much time and energy looking after prisoners welfare as they do trying to gag me and punish me for holding them to account, we wouldn’t need to do this in the first place.Read More →
The Crown lost an extremely important case relating to fundamental human rights in the high court.Read More →
When the mainstream media scream against allegations that they are ‘fake news’, it’s this type of ‘journalism’ that gives proof that they are.Read More →
This hearing has been called with indecent haste , giving me no time to prepare . I believe certain parties at Auckland Prison are desperate to undermine any independent enquiry about the Waikeria transfer incident by pointing to me being convicted of a prison rules breach .Read More →
This is your prison system now and the violence and abuse used against me is an affront to basic decency.Read More →
EXCLUSIVE: Daily Blog Prisoner Rights Blogger in his own words being choked unconscious by Prison Staff
…The Daily Blog is calling upon the Minister to investigate how our blogger came to be beaten unconscious and forced into a transfer while he is making valid complaints agains the staff who are abusing him.Read More →
They choked him unconscious folks – that’s YOUR prison system in the year 2017.
We will not let Corrections get away with this.
Kelvin Davis must request an immediate report into this event.
GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Diary up until Corrections suddenly gagged me and forcibly transferred me – HELP
PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to contact or know the safety of Arthur at this time, Corrections are refusing to answer any questions.Read More →
Chris was a 30-year-old serving a life sentence in Unit 5, West Division Paremoremo. At least he was until the Night of Monday 27th of November when he apparently lost all hope that Corrections would ever allow him to complete the programs he needed to convince the Parole Board that he wasn’t an undue risk and could be released back to his loved ones.Read More →
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.Read More →
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…Read More →
Our rations are meagre enough on Corrections $4 per day food budget without this carry on.Read More →
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.Read More →
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 useRead More →