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Monday, June 28, 2010

Government policy will cause prison riots

Prisons to become smoke-free from next year
Corrections minister Judith Collins is expected to announce this week that a 12-month preparation plan will be rolled out that should see all prisons go smoke-free by July next year.

Okay, so the Government's raw meat, medieval law and order policy is seeing more and more NZers thrown into these shipping containers (prison rape pens would be a better description for them) and because of the double bunking policy it means prisoners who are exposed to second hand smoke could prosecute the Government (they are pretending it's the guards health they are protecting to avoid highlighting that its the double bunking policy that is provoking this change). So all Prisons will be forced to become smoke free, oh really? Let's imagine how prisoners are going to behave without their ciggies AND THEN forced to double bunk?

It's going to become a hell hole in there with prison riots and a jump in assaults the only prospects available from this stupid. stupid double bunking programme.

I love watching counter productive knee jerk redneck law and order policy produce such wonderful results.


At 28/6/10 12:28 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

only if youve been inside can you truly understand how bad its gonna get in there now

At 28/6/10 4:31 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

all i can say is "if you don't do the crime, you won't have to do the time!"

Keep your nose clean then you won't have anything to worry about.

At 28/6/10 5:07 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm 55 years old. I work over 60 hours a week and pay so much god damn tax that it's hardly worth the extra hours anyway.

So, I read the papers and find that those poor prisoners rights are abused cause they won't be able to smoke anymore and be forced to bunk with another in a small confined space.
I then read your article quoting 'medieval law and order' and I'm damn well near fuming!
I will tell you something, mate! One of those lowlifes murdered my niece in an unspeakable, shocking way. Our family has been torn apart with grief. My wife is on antidepressants and I work long hours so I don't have to think about it too much. My brother tried to kill himself last year as he could not forgive himself for failing as a father in protecting his daughter. His wife drinks herself stupid and hasn't smiled since her daughters death. By attending court each day and listening to the blow by blow accounts of what happened, will haunt me until I die.
You put yourself in my shoes and think for a moment of how destructive this can possibly be to you, your wife, your children.

That lowlife responsible will be spending several years behind bars, without parole. No matter what happens, she will never come back to us. So you tell me something. How come the prisoner is able to get three square meals, be allowed to have smoking privileges and have comfortable sleeping rights? How come he is allowed these 'rights' when he murdered someone in cold blood, not giving a fucken thought about other peoples rights especially my niece.
How is any sort of rehabilitation going to prevent this lowlife from doing this to another family? They cannot have feelings, or be human if they kill others without remorse.
Sure, more riots and discontent is going to occur. So what? He wouldn't be in that position if he did not kill in the first place.

I'm sorry, but that murderer get what he deserves.

At 28/6/10 7:28 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they'll criminialise cigarette smoking and throw smokers in jail to force them to quit!

At 29/6/10 9:07 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ngawha Prison has been double bunked since February

At 29/6/10 11:25 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for that post - its so easy for many people to ignore what life is like for the victims.

Some victims have no-one to care what happened to them, so are never considered by anyone.

I don't know of any groups that spend time looking for ways to help victims who are still alive, especially those without family support.

Many victims have to live with the fact that their abusers are never charged, even those who often have some Jaguar driving lawyer to get them off, or at least make sure their 'friends' get minimal consequenses.

For those who do have the gift of family and friends at least someone remembers and cares, but their lives are also wrecked in the process.

Often seems to me the innocent are the most hated people in society, they are treated with contempt by the courts and ignored by many other groups.

The focus is all wrong but sadly I think people will continue to care a lot more about the guilty than the innocent - criminals are more sexy to them, makes them feel smart and superior or something.

I wish I had something to offer you but sadly I don't butI hope victims (and those who care about them) will one day be the number one priority but sadly I can't see it happening.

Bomber et al. how about getting out their and spending time with victims - maybe not they have suffered enough.

At 29/6/10 1:57 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But what about the many people who are in prison for victimless crimes such as growing Cannabis for their own use? These people are also victims. Its bad enough they should be locked up with the animals described above. Now they will be double bunked with animals going through withdrawal.


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