Tag Archives: NZ Prisons

Drug and alcohol programmes in prison down 75% — Kiwiblog

Newshub reports: The Government has promised to improve mental health but the number of prisoners attending drug and alcohol programmes has plummeted by 75 percent in five years. …And despite health being one of prison’s biggest issues, the number of prisoners in drug and alcohol programmes is plummeting. Five years ago, about 6300 programmes were…

via Drug and alcohol programmes in prison down 75% — Kiwiblog

Kelvin Davis Missing in Action — The BFD

Yesterday Minister of Corrections Kelvin Davis appeared before the Justice Select Committee to brief the committee about the 92 per cent increase in assaults against Corrections Officers that has taken place since he became Minister, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “Instead of providing answers, the Minister offered excuses and failed to answer why he…

via Kelvin Davis Missing in Action — The BFD

The root cause of the Housing Crisis, the Crime Stats, Oranga Tamariki, our lack of Productivity Growth our Prison Population, oh, and our significant education decline — Kiwiblog

I started teaching in 1991. It is an incredibly frustrating system to be a part of – despite many, many good people being involved and some good intentions. The best analogy I can think of is that the system acts like a human with a pea sized brain, virtually no nervous system to communicate to…

via The root cause of the Housing Crisis, the Crime Stats, Oranga Tamariki, our lack of Productivity Growth our Prison Population, oh, and our significant education decline — Kiwiblog

Corrections helping Tarrant spread his white supremacist hate — Kiwiblog

Newshub reports: Corrections says a letter sent out of prison by the alleged Christchurch shooter should have been “withheld”.On Tuesday a post appeared on /pol/, a 4chan thread infamous for graphic content and controversial comments, which read: “A couple of months ago I sent a letter to Brenton Tarrant and today I finally got a response.”The user,…

via Corrections helping Tarrant spread his white supremacist hate — Kiwiblog

Davis claims that prisoner numbers have reduced by 600 — Your NZ

 

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has claimed that prisoner numbers have reduced by 600 in an interview yesterday on Newshub Nation. If this is true that would be a remarkable turnaround on recent forecasts. Recently published projections, which show a prison population of 10,308 for 2017. RNZ (2 July 2018): Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis changes inmate […]

via Davis claims that prisoner numbers have reduced by 600 — Your NZ

I bet I’ll be called a racist, but facts are facts are facts… — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

I bet I’ll be called a racist, but facts are facts are facts. Lindsay Mitchell posts these two charts: and; Surprised? I’m not. The luvvies in government will have you know that the two things are not at all related. No sireee. Not relevant. Various “experts” will tell you that the incarceration rates are in…

via I bet I’ll be called a racist, but facts are facts are facts… — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Labour’s prison hypocrisy — Kiwiblog

Laura Walters at Stuff reports: Do as I say, not as I do. Entering Government almost inevitably makes a hypocrite out of a morally assured opposition, and the coalition’s new prison is a prime example. It sure is. In order to get something across the line to help alleviate the pressure on the system, before planned…

via Labour’s prison hypocrisy — Kiwiblog

Actually Andrew, that is precisely what Kiwi voters want — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Andrew Little is valiantly trying to convince voters that his “catch-and-release” policy for criminal justice reform is needed. Quote: Andrew Little has initiated a review of bail, sentencing and parole laws, and better rehabilitation of prisoners. Mr Little told Newshub Nation that the policy followed over the past 30 years could not continue. “On the current trajectory…

via Actually Andrew, that is precisely what Kiwi voters want — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Labour’s new policy – mattresses on the ground for prisoners! — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: If prisoner numbers continue to climb and there are not enough beds to go around inmates could find themselves sleeping on mattresses on the ground, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says. So rather than have enough beds to match the prison population, Labour’s policy is to have prisoners sleeping on mattresses on the…

via Labour’s new policy – mattresses on the ground for prisoners! — Kiwiblog

Suicide surge in increasingly crowded prisons — Your NZ

It has been well known for some time that prison space has been under pressure due to increasing prisoner numbers, but the Government does not seem to have acted with urgency. There may be a cost. NZH: The number of people trying – and succeeding – in taking their lives while in prison has surged […]

via Suicide surge in increasingly crowded prisons — Your NZ

What is Kelvin Davis going to do about this development? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Kelvin Davis made a massive fuss over private prisons, fight clubs and anything untoward happening in any prison. He took a criminal friendly approach to matters. One wonders what he is going to do about this: Quote: A campaign of “organised violence” by gang member inmates against guards has led to dozens of staff at Auckland…

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Waikeria ‘mega prison’ won’t be built but Government remains vague — Your NZ

Decisions on what to do about an escalating New Zealand prison population are still pending, but the government has revealed it has ruled out building a 2.500 bed prison expansion at Waikeria. other options are being considered. Limited measures were announced in the Budget. Grant Robertson: Our goal is to stop the spiralling prison population […]

via Waikeria ‘mega prison’ won’t be built but Government remains vague — Your NZ

Kneejerk is what they do best — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

I’ll give the new government one thing, they certainly are causing a reaction. They have quickly set about making ideological changes very quickly indeed. Nowhere more so than in Education and Corrections. Otorohanga planned for a housing boom that could go bust. The 1500-bed increase at Waikeria Prison proposed by the National government is in jeopardy. Labour…

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Let us give sperm: Murderer petitions

A murderer who bashed his victim with a hammer has petitioned Parliament for prisoners to be able to father a child from behind bars via artificial insemination. The petition by Karl Teangiotau Nuku …

via Let us give sperm: Murderer petitions — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

[POLL] Who should the taxpayer pay for to stay in Motels?

Corrections is paying more than $3000 a day to have prison guards stay in hotels as it struggles to cope with growing inmate numbers. It said on 8 March there were 25 staff members, who had seconded to Northland, Rimutaka and Waikeria prisons, staying in hotels. Official information from the department showed the average cost…

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‘Petty’ Marijuana Users Not Filling Our Prisons

Media Release 14 February 2017 Family First NZ says that Ministry of Justice statistics debunk claims by supporters of weakening laws around marijuana that hundreds of people are being locked up for petty drug offences each year, and that the current illegal status around recreational marijuana must be maintained for the sake of public health…

via ‘Petty’ Marijuana Users Not Filling Our Prisons — Family First NZ

One man’s protest is another man’s celebration

10,000 scumbags in prison. And with the crime stats as they are, that’s still not enough. Prison abolitionist group No Pride in Prisons held a march to the Mount Eden Corrections Facility today to protest the prison population reaching 10,000 people. Hundreds of protesters made themselves heard throughout the Auckland CBD as they marched from…

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