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  1. Video for PAPA protest Waikēria Prison expansion
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    PAPA protest Waikēria Prison expansion

    Prisoner advocacy group People against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) are opposing Government plans to build a new 500-bed high-security prison in Waikēria. Today protesters rallied outside of Parliament.

  2. Video for 'Those are our people Kelvin' - former inmate hits out at Corrections Minister
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    'Those are our people Kelvin'- former inmate hits out at Corrections Minister

    The Government dialed back Nationals policy to build a 3000-bed mega-prison in Waikeria. But the watered down version still isn't cutting it according to former inmate Feke Taito.

  3. Video for Penal Reform League President says Corrections CEO needs to move on
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    Penal Reform League President says Corrections CEO needs to move on

    The President of the Sir Peter Williams QC Penal Reform League says Corrections CEO Ray Smith needs to go. Lady Heeni Phillips-Williams believes the Minister of Corrections, Kelvin Davis is not being adequately prepared by Smith and his team and her concerns go far back as 2016 when Smith presented before Select Committee.

  4. Video for Rally at parliament against Waikeria prison expansion
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    Rally at parliament against Waikeria prison expansion

    Campaigners say alternative measures need to be taken instead of spending $750mil on the construction.

  5. Video for Mixed iwi reaction to new 600 bed prison
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    Mixed iwi reaction to new 600 bed prison

    There's mixed reaction by iwi to the government's plan to build a new 600 bed facility at Waikeria Prison in Waikato, to relieve pressure on the growing prison population. 

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    Waikeria gets new 500-bed prison, mental health facility

    A new 500-bed prison and the country’s first 100-bed mental health facility will be built at the Waikato prison of Waikeria by 2022. This will replace the 100-year-old high-security “top jail”, which will be closed down.

  7. Video for Prison reform group spreads its branches
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    Prison reform group spreads its branches

    A prison reform group has opened two new branches in Northland and Auckland with a focus on te reo and tikanga programmes to rehabilitate inmates.  The branches have been established as part of the Sir Peter Williams QC Penal Reform League.   

  8. Video for Govt calls for better record of inmate complaints
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    Govt calls for better record of inmate complaints

    Minister of Corrections Kelvin Davis has condemned Corrections for not resolving data issues relating to 31 inmate complaints from 2012-2016 which claimed they were sexually abused and assaulted by prison staff.

  9. Video for Bees take sting out of serving time for Auckland female prisoners
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    Bees take sting out of serving time for Auckland female prisoners

    Creating better outcomes for women in prison is what the Howard League volunteers have aimed for. Their latest project for inmates is doing time to learn about beekeeping. 

  10. Video for Opposition mounting against $bil Waikato mega-prison
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    Opposition mounting against $bil Waikato mega-prison

    Opposition is mounting against the $1bil mega-prison planned for Waikeria. 1,300 letters from community organisation Action Station have been sent to Justice Minister Andrew Little and Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis to stop the build. 

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