Māori make up just over half of the country’s prison population, while making up just 15 per cent of the general population. The report argued to put Māori perspectives at the centre of justice policy. “No policy should be decided by elected representatives without the full and direct participationContinue Reading

77% of those in prisons have been victims of family or sexual violence, @actionstation's @laura_oc_rapira told us. Here are excerpts of our discussion with her & Justice Minister @AndrewLittleMP on prison reform. — Morning Report (@NZMorningReport) August 23, 2018Continue Reading Prison employees experience PTSD on par with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, a new study from a Washington State University College of Nursing researcher found. Working conditions in a prison can include regular exposure to violence and trauma, and threats of harm to the workers and their families. PreviousContinue Reading The Department of Corrections released the data to RNZ under the Official Information Act, following the sentencing of Stephen Mark Gotty for a sex attack. Gotty, a repeat sex offender, was allowed to choose his cellmate, and he sexually attacked the 19-year-old once their cell door was locked onContinue Reading

Andrew Little not ruling out ‘radical’ idea to run a prison on Maori values: ‘Whatever we’re doing now is wrong’: — 1 NEWS (@1NewsNZ) May 8, 2017 Te Tai Tokerau Labour MP Kelvin Davis proposed the idea, with Mr Little referring it as “new ways of confronting whatContinue Reading