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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Three Strikes Law Must Be Repealed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 >>

Prisoner attempts suicide after solitary confinement

Friday, 8 December 2017, 8:56 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Spring Hill Correctional Facility plans to transfer a suicidal prisoner from Hamilton to Wellington, says prisoner advocacy group People Against Prisons Aotearoa. The move would place him more than 7 hours away from his family. More >>

Solitary confinement brought to Auckland streets

Monday, 27 November 2017, 8:57 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy group People Against Prisons Aotearoa will be installing a mock prison cell outside Auckland’s Aotea Square this Tuesday 28th November. The cell is going up to demonstrate the conditions of solitary confinement in New Zealand’s ... More >>

Moana Jackson at campaign against solitary confinement

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 11:38 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prison abolitionist organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is launching its campaign against solitary confinement today in Auckland. The group’s aim is to have all forms of solitary confinement in prisons banned. More >>

Moana Jackson to speak out against solitary confinement

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 8:26 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prison abolitionist organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is launching its campaign against solitary confinement this Saturday in Auckland. The group’s aim is to have all forms of solitary confinement in prisons banned. More >>

People Against Prisons to blockade weapons conference

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 8:37 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Members from People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) will join Peace Action today at the Wellington Westpac Stadium to protest the Defense, Industry & National Security Forum. More >>

PAPA protesters discharged without conviction

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 5:50 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Three organisers from the prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) have been discharged without conviction today at the Hamilton District Court. More >>

New Zealand Police Authorised to Wiretap Protest Group PAPA

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 10:52 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

In a statement of evidence provided to People Against Prisons Aotearoa’s lawyer, New Zealand Police appears to have wiretapped the phones of three PAPA organisers. More >>

   

 

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