INMATE WHO COMPLAINED OF RAT DROPPINGS IN HIS LUNCH BEING TRANSFERRED OUT AT A DAYS NOTICE
Last week Daniel’s lunch arrived with rat droppings in it. His request for a replacement was refused and he told me. I advised him to lodge a formal complaint, which he did.
Today, he was informed he will be transferred to Tongariro. This will be very inconvenient for his Auckland based family to visit . By law ( Corrections Act s. 151 ), Corrections must give 7 days notice of a transfer.
Pleas by his wife and his lawyer to prison management have been to no avail.
There have been concerns about poor hygiene in the prison kitchen. I will be following this up with the local Authority that has the responsibility for inspections of food service areas ( including prisons) under the Food Act 2014.
Arthur Taylor is TDBs Prisoner Rights blogger currently in jail.