Posts Tagged ‘Waikeria Prison’

First names and beanbags for prison inmates

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Prisoners are called by their first name and there are beanbags instead of tables in the visitors’ room. There’s a change in the air at Waikeria Prison, with the feeling that a switch has been turned on the way the Department of Corrections facility is traditionally run. Read more

Unlocking Maori identity to keep Maori out of jail

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

For the most part Te Ao Mārama looks just like the other low to medium security units at Waikeria prison. Sixty cells surround a central yard on three sides. On the fourth is a dining hall, behind that the meeting areas and offices. The perimeter fence is lined with coils of barbed wire, over which Read more