The Daily Blog is right about Christchurch Prison’s problems and a lot hasn’t come out yet.
For example the cover up of staff having sex with female prisoners at the Womens Prison across the road. Even when sexual partner prisoners were transferred to Arohata , staff were allowed to follow them.
Christchurch has a long history of mistreatment . Read Justice Duffy’s report after the Goon Squad fiasco – very critical.
Also, the SERT teams operate in most prisons now. One attacked me in Auckland last December when they were transferring me to Waikeria against my will . They took over Pare’s Chapel for their base
Prisoners are human being and have intrinsic rights. When you strip them of those rights and treat them like animals, the results are human beings more damaged by the prison environment than when they went in.
Arthur Taylor is The Daily Blog’s Prisoner rights advocate blogging from inside prison. He is currently taking the Government to court over their policy of stripping Prisoners of their right to vote and uncovered the corrupt Police practise of using jailhouse narks for evidence.