prisons

News of Zealand

News of Zealand: Waikeria Prison Overcrowded, Unhygienic

Plus frustration about lack of resources for Māori-language education and foreign tourist to pay more on NZ's Great Walks.
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VICE Staff
6.5.18
News of Zealand

News of Zealand: 3000-Bed Mega Prison Dropped

Plus links between health and climate change, and beehives for the Christchurch Red Zone.
95 bFM
VICE Staff
5.20.18
News of Zealand

News of Zealand: Sewage Leaking Into Hospital

Plus new prisons on the way, and a fuel tax for Auckland.
95 bFM
VICE Staff
3.28.18
prisons

What I Learned About Writing From the Women Inside New Zealand's Prisons

Writing workshops are usually reserved for the middle class. But now the women of Arohata Prison are the stars.
Charlotte Graham-McLay
3.14.18
News of Zealand

News of Zealand: Contraband and Gangs in Auckland's Prisons

Plus eels dying in Taranaki, the fight for Ihumatao continues, and plans for a mine on the West Coast.
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VICE Staff
2.15.18
prisons

Drones Keep Trying to Deliver Contraband to Australian Prisons

Corrective Services has busted the third drone in a month.
VICE Staff
11.13.17
harvey

What Happens to Prison Inmates Caught in Hurricanes?

Texas prisoners say they went days without running water after Harvey.
Michael Patrick Welch
9.19.17
News of Zealand

News of Zealand: Metiria Turei Under Pressure After Voter Fraud Admission

The Greens co-leader registered outside her electorate to vote for her mate in the McGillycuddy Serious Party, immigration officials under investigation for corruption and National dangles a big transport carrot.
VICE Staff
95 bFM
8.3.17
News of Zealand

News of Zealand: Former Prisoner Releases Video of Brutal Assault

Moves to address gaping gender inequality in the music industry, unemployment at lowest rate in nearly a decade and Duterte calls Kim Jong Un a "son of a bitch".
VICE Staff
95 bFM
8.2.17
crime

Proof Anyone Can Rob a Bank

How an unassuming suburban photographer already on police radar allegedly stole $500,000 in 11 heists over four years.
Michael Goldberg
5.3.17
mental health

New Report Slams New Zealand's Degrading Treatment of Prisoners and Mentally Ill

Isolation rooms for children, tie-down chairs for prisoners, solitary confinement for the mentally ill: NZ's use of solitary is in breach of international standards.
Tess McClure
4.26.17
prisons

The 'Written Inside' Podcast Offers a Unique Perspective Inside Prison Cells

A new podcast tells the stories of long-serving inmates who stay sane by playing cardboard pianos and killing roaches.
Philip Eil
3.27.17