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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – new strides at Waikeria prison

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

I had a productive session this week with Prison Inspector Jason Eakins regarding some recent issues I raised with the Inspectorate .

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The Liberal Agenda – Send ‘jailhouse lawyer’ Arthur Taylor to Criminal Justice Summit Wellington 20-22 August

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  1 Comment

Arrange for inmate, advocate and successful litigator Arthur Taylor to bring his unique experience and insight to this historic Hui. We want him to attend in person, and be able to do a presentation.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – My cell block at Waikeria

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Note I am a 62 year old Low Security Inmate, so it’s illegal to keep me here, but Corrections is getting desperate as it ramps up its retaliation to my High Court “double bunking” challenge.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Double Bunking leads to more crime, not less

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

This is from a statement given in his cell by an inmate to a lawyer, who has taken it up with prison management and Ministers . This supposedly occurred over a board game by an inmate who wasn’t taking his anti psychotic medication .

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – My next new court case

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

I filed my Statement of Claim re double bunking , staff to inmate ratio , illegal Waikeria prison rules etc . at the Hamilton High Court on 29 June . Crown Law has just asked for an extra month to prepare their Statement of Defence .

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – RESPECT

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

I’ve found officers who start off treating inmates with a modicum of respect have the least trouble with them, and it helps with the inmates’ rehabilitation.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Penny wise, pound foolish Corrections Dept

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Someone “in the know” says fights are going on at Ngawha Prison in cells where prisoners double bunked. One inmate had his nose broken, 4-5 teeth chipped, beaten about the head, concussed and upgraded from Low-Medium security to HighSecurity at Mt Eden.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Explosive new allegations about Christchurch Prison

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

The Daily Blog is right about Christchurch Prison’s problems and a lot hasn’t come out yet.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Corrections Is Cramming Them in Tighter Than Sardines!

By   /  March 25, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Corrections is dealing with the muster crisis by double bunking in cells that were not designed to hold more than one prisoner. They have not done this to date because they had legal advice and know that putting two prisoners in cell so small they barely have room for one is a recipe for disaster and may very well contravene section 23 (5) of the Bill of Rights Act which mandates prisoners be treated humanely and with respect for their dignity.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Can Anyone Rely on Corrections Inspectorate Reports?

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

I have now had time to read the Inspectorate report about Auckland Prison in detail, dated June 2017.
The first thing that caught my eye was the “inspection team” was headed by Trevor Riddle.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – abuse of women in prison and illegal strip searches

By   /  March 3, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – abuse of women in prison and illegal strip searches

If Corrections NZ spent as much time and energy looking after prisoners welfare as they do trying to gag me and punish me for holding them to account, we wouldn’t need to do this in the first place.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Crown Law Trying to Usurp Corrections as the Biggest Bully on the Block

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

The Crown lost an extremely important case relating to fundamental human rights in the high court.

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Appalling journalism by the NZ Herald

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

When the mainstream media scream against allegations that they are ‘fake news’, it’s this type of ‘journalism’ that gives proof that they are. 

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Update on Corrections choking me unconscious

By   /  January 4, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

This hearing has been called with indecent haste , giving me no time to prepare . I believe certain parties at Auckland Prison are desperate to undermine any independent enquiry about the Waikeria transfer incident by pointing to me being convicted of a prison rules breach .

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Statement of abuse for Kelvin Davis

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

This is your prison system now and the violence and abuse used against me is an affront to basic decency. 

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EXCLUSIVE: Daily Blog Prisoner Rights Blogger in his own words being choked unconscious by Prison Staff

By   /  December 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

…The Daily Blog is calling upon the Minister to investigate how our blogger came to be beaten unconscious and forced into a transfer while he is making valid complaints agains the staff who are abusing him. 

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