Posts Tagged ‘Waikeria Prison’

First names and beanbags for prison inmates Comments 0

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 Related Posts:North Korean gulag prisoners ‘forced Read more

Unlocking Maori identity to keep Maori out of jail Comments 0

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