Posts Tagged ‘juvenile prisons’

New Zealand’s 340 teenage prisoners

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Currently, of the 10,260 people locked up, about 1760 are aged under 25. Teenage prisoners make up just over three percent of the total muster – a headcount of about 340. Read more Related Posts:Pope Francis sends 15,000 ice-creams to prisoners in RomeTeenage girl denied New Zealand residence because…Pope opens his home to prisoners visiting VaticanFiji vaccination Read more

Don Dale abuse is a symptom of a sick justice culture

Friday, July 29th, 2016

The 4 Corners report into the treatment of children in a NT juvenile justice facility is a stark and grotesque demonstration of state abuse of power. As a result John Elferink, NT Corrections Minister, has been sacked, and the Prime Minister has announced a royal commission into the actions at Don Dale. This is a Read more