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Solitary confinement brought to Auckland streets – People Against Prisons Aotearoa

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Solitary confinement brought to Auckland streets – People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner rights group to bring solitary confinement to Auckland streets Prisoner advocacy group People Against Prisons Aotearoa will be installing a mock prison cell outside Auckland’s Aotea Square this Tuesday 28th November. The cell is going up to demonstrate the conditions of solitary confinement in New Zealand’s prisons, in protest of the ongoing practice. “In […]

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Moana Jackson at campaign against solitary confinement – PAPA

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Moana Jackson at campaign against solitary confinement – PAPA

Prison abolitionist organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is launching its campaign against solitary confinement today in Auckland. The group’s aim is to have all forms of solitary confinement in prisons banned. “In our work with prisoners, our advocates have seen first-hand the destructive nature of solitary confinement. This disturbing practice must be ended immediately,” […]

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Moana Jackson to speak out against solitary confinement – People Against Prisons Aotearoa

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Prison abolitionist organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is launching its campaign against solitary confinement this Saturday in Auckland. The group’s aim is to have all forms of solitary confinement in prisons banned. “In our work with prisoners, our advocates have seen first-hand the destructive nature of solitary confinement. This disturbing practice must be ended […]

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New Zealand Police Authorised to Wiretap Protest Group PAPA

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

In a statement of evidence provided to People Against Prisons Aotearoa’s lawyer, New Zealand Police appears to have wiretapped the phones of three PAPA organisers. The authority to monitor the conversations and messages was established on November 22, 2016. This occurred during an occupation of a Department of Corrections office. “At this stage we do […]

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Protest demanding prisoners’ right to vote – People Against Prisons Aotearoa

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) protested today for the right of prisoners to vote. The picket was held outside Nikki Kaye’s office in Auckland Central. “Denying prisoners the right to vote is a blatant breach of their human rights,” says PAPA spokesperson Emilie Rākete. Since 2010, all sentenced prisoners have been […]

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No Pride in Prisons is now People Against Prisons Aotearoa

By   /  September 2, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The prison advocacy organisation No Pride in Prisons has officially changed its name to People Against Prisons Aotearoa as of 1 September. “The new name is a reflection of where the organisation is at now,” says People Against Prisons Aotearoa spokesperson Emilie Rākete. “The prison harms everyone it touches, so our organisation must draw on […]

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