GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Update on Corrections choking me unconscious

By   /   January 4, 2018  /   1 Comment

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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 .

I’ve just been informed I’m appearing by AVL before a Visiting Justice in Auckland at 10.30 THIS MORNING to answer their “trumped up” charge of “wilfully disobeying a lawful order” when they told me to go to Waikeria . (This was just before I lost consciousness for 3 hours and woke up in a “suicide gown” in the At Risk unit at Waikeria.

I’m pleading Not Guilty . There may have been an order , but it wasn’t lawful.

I’ll be asking for an adjourment until I have reviewed the CCTV footage and various other matters of disclosure .

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 .

Another inmate at Auckland Prison who is also suing Corrections over the illegal October 2016 mass strip search has had his computer access removed for “technical reasons”. Given that I’m still awaiting restoration of my own computer use and delivery of about 80% of my files from Auckland , its looking more than a bit suspicious .

The Prison Operations Manual says that when a prisoner is transferred , all their property must be transferred within 7 days . Its now been 15 days.

Corrections is still not letting me be seen by a doctor , but we have now obtained an “Advice of Prisoner Health Status” form signed by Cheryl Robertson , the Health Centre Manager at Waikeria Prison , completed when they placed me , unconscious , in the At Risk unit at Waikderia . It said I had a “health need requiring immediate attention” and I was to be placed on 15 minute checks .
There’s more to come ……

 

Arthur Taylor is The Daily Blog’s Prisoner rights advocate blogging from inside prison.

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