Prison rape in double bunked cells??? Who could ever have foreseen that???

By   /   September 10, 2017  /   5 Comments

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What a completely unforeseeable outcome of NZs punitive get tough on crime knee-jerk redneck reactionary lynch mob sensible sentencing trust fuckwittery.

Shock!

Horror!

No!

The double bunking policy of NZ prisons has led to more prison rapes?

What a completely unforeseeable outcome of NZs punitive get tough on crime knee-jerk redneck reactionary lynch mob sensible sentencing trust fuckwittery.

I remember raising those very concerns when the policy was implemented and the concerns have come to fruition…

Double-bunking under review after cell rapes

The Corrections Department is reviewing its criteria for double-bunking in cells after a repeat sex offender was found guilty of raping three of his cellmates.

…what a wee charmer he is, and how lovely for our prison system to lock the vulnerable up with sex convicts to be raped. What a jolly little system we have here in NZ.

The ingredients to how we got here are pretty simple. Politicians who manipulate the frightened and the angry mixed with a mainstream media who do all they can to dehumanise and magnify crime and criminals for ratings and you get counter productive spiteful social policy that only causes more damage.

We are simply too immature a culture to be able to discuss these issues with depth.

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5 Comments

  1. CLEANGREEN says:

    Yes Martyn it is shocking.

    Now it’s more dangerous to be locked inside a prison than outside!!!

    Why aren’t the opposition parties calling for action here?

    Haven’t heard anything yet, shit why do these crappy private prison companies get away with all this confounds me.

  2. Barry says:

    It would seem to be an accepted part of the punishment and rehabilitation regimen Prison rape is a well known crime that has been a bit of a societal joke and possibly even employed as an additional deterrent,especially for child sex offenders.
    New Zealand prisons are in no way a place where rehabilitation is a goal and rape is accepted as the norm.

  3. Nitrium Nitrium says:

    I’m sure those on the far right (e.g. Mike Hosking and Greg O’Connor) will see this as richly deserved bonus punishment and a great deterrent for those “choosing” to commit crimes. “Don’t want to be raped? Don’t do crime!”. The vast majority of the electorate will nod their heads in agreement, which is why I’m guessing Labour recruited Greg “all cops must be armed” O’Connor.

  4. TL Walker says:

    well said

  5. G.A.P says:

    Let’s not forget the obscene key and collins making prison rape jokes, she while instigating the new double bunking policy.