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Transgender Prisoner launches hunger strike

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:25 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

A transgender prisoner at Auckland Prison is launching a full hunger, thirst and medication strike today, on April 10th, to protest against Corrections’ failure to transfer her closer to her whānau in Wellington, where she will be released in ... More >>

Expert Panel Holding Public Discussion of Drug Law Reform

Saturday, 2 March 2019, 6:21 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

A panel of experts hosted by People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) will meet to discuss drug law reform. The panel will be on the top floor of the Auckland Central Library from 1pm, on Sunday 3rd of March. MP Chlöe Swarbrick of the Green Party ... More >>

Armed Cops Will Make Communities Unsafe Warn Justice Critics

Friday, 1 March 2019, 10:17 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

The decision to arm police officers in Christchurch is dangerous, and calculated to expand Police powers, say criminal justice community organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA). The decision was made after two related incidents in which ... More >>

People Against Prisons Aotearoa to Join Auckland Pride March

Saturday, 9 February 2019, 10:29 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Criminal justice community organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) will be marching in Auckland Pride today. PAPA, formerly known as No Pride in Prisons, was formed by LGBTQ+ young people in response to Police and Corrections marching ... More >>

Community organisation condemns police car chase policy

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 10:46 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

People Against Prisons Aotearoa, a community group opposed to police violence, is calling for police pursuits to be banned after three teenagers were killed in a crash. The car, which had hit road spikes laid out by police, crashed into a tree and caught ... More >>

Criminal Justice Activists Support Auckland Pride Board

Friday, 7 December 2018, 11:27 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) offers its congratulations to the Auckland Pride community, which at a Special General Meeting last night rejected a motion to remove its board. The vote was called by a group opposed to Pride’s decision ... More >>

Prisoner advocates to launch book of letters from solitary

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:34 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) will be launching its new publication this week. Letters From Lockdown is a collection of letters from prisoners who have experienced solitary confinement in New Zealand. More >>

People Against Prisons Aotearoa to oppose weapons expo

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 8:59 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) will be joining Peace Action Wellington, Peace Action Hamilton, Auckland Peace Action, and Peace Action Manawatū to oppose the weapons expo in Palmerston North today. More >>

NZ celebrates incomplete democracy

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 11:31 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Celebrations of New Zealand’s extension of votes to women are premature, says prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA). Data provided to the organisation under the Official Information Act shows that on our last election day, ... More >>

Report reveals widespread use of solitary confinement in Whanganui

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 4:07 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

A new report from the Office of the Ombudsman reveals the widespread use of solitary confinement in Whanganui Prison. In the report, 13% of prisoners stated they were kept in their cells for 22-24 hours per day, also known as solitary confinement. More >>

Pen pal network brings joy to hundreds of prisoners

Monday, 27 August 2018, 11:53 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

A volunteer-run pen pal program for prisoners is bringing joy to hundreds of people and strengthening prisoners’ connections with the outside world. More >>

Prison abolition should be on the table

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 11:38 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

The criminal justice research and advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) says that prison abolition needs to be on the table in any reforms of New Zealand’s criminal justice system. More >>

Criminal justice experts condemn news of 1800 new police

Monday, 20 August 2018, 3:00 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Criminal justice research organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) says the government putting 1800 more frontline police officers on the streets will not make us safer. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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