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Conditions at Ngāwhā prison: September 9, 2019

Conditions at Ngāwhā prison: September 9, 2019

Conditions at Ngāwhā prison: September 9, 2019 Conditions at Ngāwhā prison: September 9, 2019, 10.66 MB
Monday, September 9, 2019

Ngawha prison is a former maximum security facility that now houses many prisoners who are on remand awaiting trial. They recently had a surprise inspection from the Office of the Ombudsman, which found a number of faults with how the prison is being run, including issues around prisoner privacy and lack of rehabilitative programmes. Lachlan spoke with Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier about the report.