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…
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.