3 weeks ago, the guy in the next cell slit his wrists and was taken to the prison hospital , where he recovered.
Corrections left his well bloodied cell for a week before cleaning it , saying it was a “crime scene”. We had to look at, and smell it, every day and volunteered to clean it .
Yesterday afternoon, I heard the guy killed himself in his new cell by swallowing a watch battery.
Corrections was clearly on notice of the guy’s high suicide risk .
How much longer will these preventable deaths continue in NZ prisons?
Arthur Taylor is a prisoner rights activist and TDBs blogger inside prison.