Prison guards were more caring than welfare homes

A man has given a harrowing account of the consequences to his life after going into state care in the 1970s.

Earl White, which is a pseudonym to protect his identity, gave evidence to the Abuse in Care Royal Commission sitting in Auckland on Thursday.

White was physically abused by his father and step-father before going to the Epuni Boys’ Home and Hokio Beach School.

On arrival at the Epuni Boys’ Home, he was placed in a secure unit for a few days and only allowed out for one hour a day. Continue reading

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