Time to abolish prisons - Moana Maniapoto

Me kapi ngā whare herehere, koira tā te mātanga ture tā Moana Maniapoto me tana āki kia tū i a Ngāti Kahungunu he kaupapa motuhake mō ō rātou uri e takarepa ana. Nā Maniapoto ēnei whakaaro ōna i whāriki ake ki te whakatewhatewha a te Rōpū Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi i te korenga o te kāwanatanga e aro ki te tokomaha o te hunga māori kei rō whare herehere.

E hiahia ana a Moana Jackson kia whakakorea ngā whare herehere.

“It's now known as de-carceration that you begin to move away from a method of dealing with wrong-doing to a system that looks at restorations and reciprocity and eventually could lead to the abolition of prisons.”

Nā Jackson ngā taunakitanga e tautoko ana i te kereme WAI 2540 o Tom Hemopo. E ai ki a ia kei a Ngāti Kahungunu te rongoā mo te hunga taihara.

“It would not be a prison it would be a kaupapa Māori based place in which the reasons for their wrong-doing would be addressed and the whānau helped to recover and so on.”

E ai ki a Jackson e rima tekau orau o ngā mauhere he Māori, engari kei raro ngā wāhine Māori e putu ana.

“The rate of Maori men in prison has stayed high at 52% but the rate for women has risen from 3% to over 60% and it’s actually a crisis that needs to be addressed.”

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