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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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BREAKING: Daily Blog Prisoner Rights Blogger choked unconscious by Prison Staff

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

They choked him unconscious folks – that’s YOUR prison system in the year 2017.
We will not let Corrections get away with this. 
Kelvin Davis must request an immediate report into this event.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Diary up until Corrections suddenly gagged me and forcibly transferred me – HELP

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to contact or know the safety of Arthur at this time, Corrections are refusing to answer any questions.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Another Prison suicide for Christmas

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Chris was a 30-year-old serving a life sentence in Unit 5, West Division Paremoremo. At least he was until the Night of Monday 27th of November when he apparently lost all hope that Corrections would ever allow him to complete the programs he needed to convince the Parole Board that he wasn’t an undue risk and could be released back to his loved ones.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Is Public Safety being endangered by Parole Board/Corrections Failings?

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

The most recent statistics I have been able to get that compare the reoffending rates of those granted parole with that of those who served their whole sentence relate to the period 1994-1999. Of those granted parole over that period, 15.5% reoffended and 84.5% didn’t. Of those who did not get parole 34.4% reoffended and 67.6% did not.

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No Pride in Prisons vs NZ Corrections

By   /  February 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on No Pride in Prisons vs NZ Corrections

Fundamentally the problem we have with our prison system goes beyond the 2013 Bail Amendment Act, the real problem is the Sentencing Act 2002 which was passed by a knee jerk Helen Clark Labour Government. This single piece of legislation has done more to keep NZers locked up for 18-21 hours every day and dramatically expanded the prison population than any other law…

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Starving Prisoners scavenging from bins inside prison

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Our rations are meagre enough on Corrections $4 per day food budget without this carry on.

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EXCLUSIVE: Arthur Taylor – Prison Suicide Cover Up

By   /  February 4, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Corrections NZ are hiding a surge in prison suicides – The Daily Blog’s Prisoner Rights Blogger and current inmate Arthur Taylor critiques the cover up.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Xmas mail, New Serco allegations, and Peter Leitch

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

I am reliably informed that the I.D.U. rate (positive drug test results) at SERCO Wiri is at least 25%….i.e. one quarter of the prisoners have tested positive for drug use

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – What Corrections aren’t telling the public about Phillip Smith

By   /  November 26, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

You will probably recall lifer Phillip Smith escaping to Brazil on 6.11.2014. That escape deeply embarassed Corrections senior management and their minister Sam Lotu – Iga.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Another woman left rotting in prison

By   /  November 17, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Anne is in her fifties, a first offender and in jail for drugs. She has been up to the parole board three times and been turned down, because she “hasn’t done programs”.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – ANOTHER ATTACK BY CORRECTIONS ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

By   /  November 5, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – ANOTHER ATTACK BY CORRECTIONS ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Read my affadavit that has been filed in support of Iniative , and you’ll see this sort of behaviour is absolutely typical of Corrections response to exposure and criticism.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – the most important constitutional law hearing to be held in over 25 years

By   /  October 18, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Next week – 26 & 27 October, a Full Bench of 5 judges of the Court of Appeal will hear the Crown’s appeal against Justice Heath’s Decision on 24 July 2015 to grant a Declaration of Inconsistency on the Act of Parliament which bans prisoner voting. Top silk Victoria Casey QC represents the Speaker.

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