National Party MPs have been turned away at the gate while trying to visit Waikeria Prison.
The protest at the jail in Ōtorohanga is now in its fifth day, with inmates still camped out on the roof after burning buildings down.
National’s spokesman for Corrections, Simeon Brown, and National’s Taranaki-King Country MP Barbara Kuriger tried to visit the prison on Saturday, but were turned away.
The jaw dropping hypocrisy of National over the Waikeria prison riot is truly one of the great political con jobs of 2021 despite the year only being 2 days old!
National don’t give a fuck about prisoner rights or prisoner welfare, THEY were the ones who gleefully robbed prisoners of voting rights and have created the very conditions of state sanctioned spite that has led directly to this riot!
They have played to the lesser angels of our nature whipped up by a mainstream media who love to hysterically portray the worst criminal acts despite violent crime plummeting over the last 5 decades.
National are only pretending to care because it is damaging Kelvin Davis, this is disingenuous political theatre from a Party who created the very environment that led to prison conditions so appalling that rioting is the only way.
The National Party care more about the damage to the bloody prison than the ongoing abuse of prisoner rights!
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