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"The Best Christmas present ever"

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 1:15 pm | Wellington Howard League

Today's release of  Turuki Turuki  will be welcome news for people in prison and all those working in the criminal justice system.  But its most important message is that all sides need to come together.   Turuki Turuki  is a call for political ... More >>

Prison conditions in decline

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 12:35 pm | Wellington Howard League

Today the Wellington Howard League releases the results of its fourth annual Wellington Howard League prison survey. The survey suggests a variation in the conditions experienced across prisons in New Zealand and an overall decline in most aspects surveyed. This ... More >>

Change is long overdue: Prisoners must be allowed to vote

Monday, 12 August 2019, 9:21 am | Wellington Howard League

Today's release of the Waitangi Tribunal's lastest report, He Aha i Pērā Ai , is an important and resounding affirmation of the need for the Electoral Act to be changed to allow all prisoners a right to vote. Following significant attention given to ... More >>

Mandela Day: Howard League calls on MPs to visit prisons

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 8:20 am | Wellington Howard League

Today (18 July) is Nelson Mandela International Day when the United Nations highlights the importance of humane conditions of imprisonment. In New Zealand our prisons are overcrowded and understaffed. At 214 prisoners per 100,000 people, we have the fifth ... More >>

Over 1,000 prisoners sign voting petition

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:19 am | Wellington Howard League

The Wellington Howard League's "Let Prisoners Vote" petition, presented to Parliament by Wellington Central MP, the Hon. Grant Robertson, will be tabled in the House on Tuesday 21 May before question time. More >>

Suicide in prisons unacceptable says Howard League

Friday, 4 November 2016, 4:43 pm | Wellington Howard League

The Wellington Howard League says that the increase in suicides and self-harm in prisons is unacceptable, and demonstrates that the Department of Corrections is not doing enough to manage mental illness, substance abuse and safety in our prisons. More >>