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Prisoner has 9 boxes of documents seized

Monday, 13 August 2018, 9:59 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Press release - [06:00am 13/08/2018] - For Immediate Use PRESS RELEASE: People Against Prisons Aotearoa More >>

Prisoner advocates to join peaceful rally against racism

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 12:59 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) will be joining the Tāmaki Anti-Fascist coalition in Aotea Square this Friday to mobilise against a public talk by Canadian white supremacists, Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern. More >>

Health Committee Indecision Over Medicinal Cannabis

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 9:32 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

The parliamentary Health Committee’s failure to recommend that the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill be passed shows it’s out of touch with the public, says criminal justice group People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA). More >>

Criminal Justice Experts Condemn Appointment of Haumaha

Friday, 29 June 2018, 3:25 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) shares victims advocate Louise Nicholas’ concerns about the appointment of Wally Haumaha as Deputy Police Commissioner. More >>

Rally today at Parliament against Waikeria expansion

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 10:38 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) has organised a rally outside Parliament, to be held today at 1pm to oppose the government’s decision to build a new 600 bed unit at Waikeria Prison. More >>

University criminologist to speak at anti-prison rally

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:39 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Victoria University criminology professor Dr. Liam Martin will be speaking at a rally organised by People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) in Wellington to oppose the building of a 600 bed unit for Waikeria prison. More >>

Māori mental health expert to speak at anti-prison rally

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:57 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

University of Otago mental health expert Dr. Keri Lawson-Te Aho will be speaking at a rally organised by People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) in Wellington to oppose the building of a 600 bed unit for Waikeria prison. More >>

Rally to be held at Parliament against prison expansion

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 9:23 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) will be rallying outside Parliament next Tuesday to oppose the Government’s decision to build a 600 bed unit at Waikeria Prison. More >>

Prisoner advocates oppose new prison expansion

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 5:07 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is disappointed by the government’s announcement that it will continue plans for prison expansion in Waikeria. More >>

Three Strikes Law Must Be Repealed

Monday, 11 June 2018, 11:14 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Criminal justice experts and community organisers People Against Prisons Aotearoa say stalled efforts to repeal the controversial three strikes law should be resumed. More >>

Prisoner advocates welcome repeal of three strikes law

Friday, 1 June 2018, 3:46 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is pleased to see the repeal of the “three strikes law”. More >>

Disgust at police brutality against 13 year-old

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 1:16 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is appalled by the excessive use of force by police in arresting and restraining a 13-year old boy, who was riding a bike without a helmet. More >>

Prison expansion does not help victims

Friday, 25 May 2018, 2:12 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy organisation, People Against Prisons Aotearoa, hits back at the National Party over its recent statement that plans to cancel the Waikato megaprison disregards victims. More >>

Praise for JustSpeak’s new report ‘The Case Against Prisons’

Friday, 18 May 2018, 3:38 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prison abolitionist organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) supports JustSpeak’s new report ‘The Case Against Prisons’. More >>

Budget pours more money into failed criminal justice system

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:44 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is disappointed by large increases in police and prison spending in the 2018 Budget. More >>

Call For Expanded Cannabis Decriminalisation

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 9:14 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill doesn’t go far enough, says criminal justice research group People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA). More >>

Prisoner advocates endorse petition against SST

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 10:15 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocates endorse petition against Sensible Sentencing Trust Prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa slams the Sensible Sentencing Trust, for its founder Garth McVicar’s recent comments congratulating the New Zealand ... More >>

Solitary confinement in Australian youth prison

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 9:16 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

NZ-based prisoner advocacy group People Against Prisons Aotearoa is outraged by the treatment of Māori-Australian teen Jason Rewiti. Rewiti has been held in solitary confinement in an Australian youth prison for more than 300 days. According to his ... More >>

Prisoner Advocates To Hold Prison Suicide Vigils Nationwide

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 8:59 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa will be holding candlelight vigils today, in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin to memorialise suicide deaths in prisons. The vigils come in the wake of 18 year-old Kaine Morell’s recent ... More >>

Prisoner Advocates To Mourn Rising Prison Suicide

Saturday, 3 March 2018, 1:35 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa will be holding candlelight vigils on Thursday 8th March in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin to memorialise suicide deaths in prisons. The vigils come in the wake of 18 year-old ... More >>

 

 

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