Minister of Corrections: Urgent independent inquiry needed into prison system

Reports in Media:
Corrections Minister orders urgent overhaul, review of women's prisons

Treatment at Auckland Women's Prison 'degrading' and 'inhumane' - judge - RNZ
Mihi Basset and Systemic Issues in New Zealand Prisons w/ Meg de Ronde: February 22, 2021 - 95bfm
Judge rules prison's treatment of pair of inmates cruel and inhumane - RNZ
Corrections acted unlawfully in trying to ‘break’ prisoner – Amnesty International - Amnesty Comment
Dehumanising practices at Auckland women’s prison constitute cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment - Amnesty Comment
Gassed in their cells, ‘begging’ for food at Auckland Women’s prison - RNZ 
Auckland Women's Prison inmates gassed with pepper spray while inside cells: RNZ
Corrections may have broken law at women's prison - lawyer RNZ
New Zealand may face torture case over women's treatment in prison - laywer RNZ

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