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Care of terminally ill prisoners not good enough

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 12:20 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League is calling on the Department of Corrections to fix its treatment of terminally ill prisoners. It is a fundamental human right and a requirement under the Corrections Act that prisoners receive the same medical care as members of the ... More >>

Howard League applauds the finding of the Supreme Court

Friday, 23 September 2016, 9:55 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

Over the years we have had many letters from prisoners concerned that their release dates have been incorrectly calculated says Howard League spokesperson Jane Maltby. Up until now Corrections have always refused to budge on the calculations. This finding ... More >>

Springhill Petition – Prisoners plea

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 9:50 am | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League has received a petition from over a hundred prisoners at Springhill prison. It asks that their visiting times with their children be returned to two hours. Springhill has cut the visits from two hours down to one. This is totally ... More >>

Wellington on a plate – prisoners missing out

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 4:55 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League has concerns for the prisoners who have been removed from either cooking or serving at this year’s Wellington on a plate evenings at Rimutaka prison, following the escape of Phillip Smith. More >>

Howard League demands full inquiry into Serco fiasco

Monday, 27 July 2015, 11:25 am | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The events coming to light from the Serco run Mt Eden are outrageous says Howard League Patron Nigel Hampton QC. The Howard League believes that it is wrong to profit from the removal of people’s liberty and that there must be an end to the privatization ... More >>

“He shares a responsibility for the death"

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 7:32 am | The Howard League for Penal Reform

Says Coroner Crerar, of each Corrections Officer who failed to rouse Mr Davis, as they were instructed. This is from the damning report into the death of Jai Davis at Otago Corrections Facility, which was released today. More >>

Prisoners Petition for a stop to inhumane conditions

Friday, 24 April 2015, 9:37 am | The Howard League for Penal Reform

Early this week the Howard League received a petition from prisoners at Springhill. These prisoners are all low security and were moved from Rangipo prison, to a high security unit at Springhill prison, without any notice, in the middle of February. More >>

Gross Negligence okay if you work for Corrections

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 12:44 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League is shocked to learn today of the decision by Police not to prosecute anyone at Corrections for the death of Jai Davis. More >>

Written warning for prison death completely unacceptable

Monday, 8 December 2014, 10:03 am | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The inquest this week into the death of Jai Davis in Otago Correctional Facility has revealed a string of serious negligence on the part of staff at the prison. Staff knew that he had concealed drugs on him and yet just left him in an at risk cell ... More >>

Taonga Ban Racist, says Howard League

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 12:27 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The proposed taonga ban announced yesterday by Corrections is completely unacceptable says Howard League spokesperson, Madeleine Rose. When Muslim prayer mats are allowed and Jewish Yarmulke’s allowed, to deny Maori their Taonga can only been seen as ... More >>

Howard League: Political Candidate Survey Results

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 2:30 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League undertook a snapshot ‘prison survey’ to establish the views and knowledge of political candidates in the 2014 NZ election. More >>

Howard League Taking Advice On Dirty Politics" Allegation

Sunday, 17 August 2014, 12:13 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League for Penal Reform has worked tirelessly over several years to try to reduce the number of suicides in New Zealand prisons. More >>

Ministry of Justice must act on UN’s recommendations

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 11:44 am | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The UN Working group on arbitrary detention today released its preliminary report on New Zealand. “The Prisoners’ and Victims’ Claims Act 2005 and subsequent amending legislation extending it, is in breach of New Zealand’s international ... More >>

Guilty verdict for Sensible Sentencing Trust

Thursday, 19 September 2013, 10:37 am | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Sensible Sentencing Trust has misrepresented the Law Commission’s work and proposes to mislead victims, the Howard League said today. More >>

Howard League supports Prison Home Building Scheme

Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 2:31 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

Prisoners at Rolleston Prison in Christchurch are renovating houses from red-zoned properties, an innovation launched today by Prime Minister John Key and attended by the Howard League. More >>

McKenzie Friend

Thursday, 1 August 2013, 2:22 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

Paki Toia, the prisoner currently bringing a case against the Department of Corrections for breaches of the Bill of Rights, has Arthur Taylor, a fellow prisoner as his McKenzie friend. More >>

Two more deaths, same old problems

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 9:22 am | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League – Wellington Branch thanks Peter Williams QC and Heeni Phillips for attending the inquests into the deaths at Ngawha Prison of Eruera Murray and George Little. Peter was previously the President of the Auckland Branch of the Howard ... More >>

Prisoners denied access to justice

Thursday, 14 February 2013, 9:22 am | The Howard League for Penal Reform

It is lamentable but perhaps understandable that when New Zealand is facing mass migration to Australia, growing inequality and some 270,000 children living in poverty that the Minister of Corrections should be involving herself in a smokescreen of ... More >>

Preventing suicides “not worth benefits” says Corrections

Wednesday, 14 November 2012, 2:09 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League for Penal Reform says the Department of Corrections must improve its IT systems to prevent further suicides following a damning Coroner’s report. More >>

Howard League Mourn the Loss of Greg King

Sunday, 4 November 2012, 5:50 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League Wellington is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Greg King and our sincerest condolences go out to Greg’s wife, children and family. Greg was not just a talented defense lawyer, he was also a justice system reformer. More >>

 

 

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