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While the Left fiddles, the Right beats their war-drum

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

While the Left has been fiddling about with much gnashing of teeth and tears of concern over the right of two Canadian neo-fascists to speak at an Auckland City council venue – National’s focus has been laser-like at regaining power in 2020.

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No more prisons – find another way!

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

The fact that half the prison population in New Zealand is Maori is simply a national scandal that must be ended.

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And now NZ Prisons are torturing prisoners – again, and their response? “Meh”

By   /  March 2, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Corrections know that the lynch mob mentality of an easily led electorate manipulated by media and politicians will always have a thirst for suffering with punishment. Corrections know that society doesn’t give a fuck about prisoner rights. Corrections know the public are too stupid, angry and fearful about crime to rationally understand that abusing these prisoners only creates more damaged people entering society.

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Imagine my disappointment – Kim’s Workman’s open letter to the Minister of Justice

By   /  July 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Imagine my disappointment – Kim’s Workman’s open letter to the Minister of Justice

Hon Amy Adams Minister of Justice Parliament Buildings Tēnā koe Minister, I want to congratulate you for the role you have played in developing the Social Investment in the Justice Sector initiative. It has real potential to bring an evidence-based approach to the sector, through the use of the Integrated Data Infrastructure and Treasury’s CBAX […]

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We have built a prison nation that produces damaged people then act surprised when they are released and do damage

By   /  July 26, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

We have allowed cheap anger and media peddling the worst elements of our nature as entertainment to cloud our judgement and produce spiteful social policy.

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Prison Population in NZ set to hit 10 000 for first time ever

By   /  April 17, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

NZ has one of the highest proportion of prisoners in private prisons than any other country on the planet. These private prisons are effectively forced labour camps where Prisoners are refused parole if they don’t work for slave wages.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – a good news story from prison

By   /  March 9, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

We’ll keep you updated on any developments.

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What’s next for Serco and why Duncan Garner is part of the problem

By   /  August 1, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

I don’t think we should judge by the small turn out to a protest outside Serco today that the issue of private prisons is not important. I’ve been fighting this since National mooted prison privatisation in 2008 and I had no idea this protest was even on.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – why make prisoners suffer?

By   /  February 2, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Arthur Taylor is serving time for drug and firearm offences, kidnapping and twice escaping from custody. He has taken the Government to court several times for their treatment of prisoners.

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Why Phillip Smith is the least of our worries

By   /  November 14, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Rehabilitation comes second to punishment in NZ and our media’s role in feeding the lynch mob for ratings means the possibility of an adult discussion on the role of prisons in our society always gets ignored for anger and fear.

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Why lifelong prisoner surveillance is evidence of our failing prisons

By   /  November 11, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

So here we are prepared to throw fundamental legal principles of retroactive penalties and double jeopardy out the window so that we can spy on prisoners past their punishment. Why?

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National’s work prison gulags

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

We are turning pour prisons into forced work camps. This is what happens when spite becomes social policy.

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