I had a productive session this week with Prison Inspector Jason Eakins regarding some recent issues I raised with the Inspectorate . He said the Waikeria pound would no longer be used for Minimum & Low Security inmates .
Also , Waikeria visitors with approved property forms will now be able to drop off the items during their visits , rather than being required to mail them. This is a “common sense” issue & I’,m glad the Inspectorate is taking such issues on board now .
We will shortly be getting additional cable TV channels too – such as Choice , Bravo & Duke, also Has the penny finally dropped?
“33% of all 40 year old New Zealand men & 50% of Maori & Pacifica men have a criminal conviction . Are we a criminal country or just overly punitive?”
Arthur Taylor is TDBs Prisoner Rights blogger currently inside Prison.