Media Release 22 April 2013 Officers standing around while Antonie Dixon dies – Howard League demands answers
The Howard League is calling for the Department of Corrections to be held to account for the failure in their duty of care to Antonie Dixon.
Prison Officers were unaware that an exception for unlocking Mr Dixon’s cell existed [...]
The second annual general meeting of the Wellington Branch will be held on Monday 20 May 2013 at 5:30pm at the Community Law Centre on Willis Street. As well as hearing from members, and planning for 2013-2014, the management committee will be elected – including a President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Please come along [...]
Media Release Feb 14 2013: Prisoners denied access to justice
It is lamentable but perhaps understandable that when New Zealand is facing mass migration to Australia, growing inequality and some 270,000 children living in poverty that the Minister of Corrections should be involving herself in a smokescreen of being seen to be hard on prison inmates over [...]
Media Release November 14 2012: Preventing suicides “not worth the benefits” says Corrections
The Howard League for Penal Reform says the Department of Corrections must improve its IT systems to prevent further suicides following a damning Coroner’s report.
The Coroner’s inquest into the suicide of Kerry Joll at Rimutaka Prison in May last year strongly [...]
MEDIA RELEASE 4 November 2012
The Howard League Wellington is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Greg King and our sincerest condolences go out to Greg’s wife, children and family.
As far as the League is concerned, Greg was not just a talented defence lawyer, he was also a justice system reformer and his ongoing contribution will be sorely missed.