Māori are overrepresented in prisons now more than ever even though the Hōkai Rangi strategy was started three years ago, to address the disproportionate number of Māori in the justice system.
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Prison-free Aoteaora could only happen with real justice, prison lobbyist says
The latest statistics show the number of prison inmates has reduced but Māori still make up more than 50% of those imprisoned.
Rawiri Waititi: Corrections compensation a hasty decision
A $1.35 million government pay out to prisoners and staff at Waikeria prison is being labelled as a hasty decision by Māori Party co-leader, Rawiri Waititi.
'Excellent progress' on new Waikeria prison development
Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says the new prison development will help reduce prisoner tension.
Prison advocacy group calls for Kelvin Davis to resign
People Against Prisons Aotearoa is calling for Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis to step down.
Kelvin Davis accuses Rawiri Waititi of 'encouraging' prisoners to riot
But Māori Party leader says he has no idea how Davis came to that conclusion.
Kelvin Davis ‘asleep at the wheel’ during Waikeria riot- Rawiri Waititi
Maori Party co-leader visited inmates after they asked him to help.
Waikeria: 'Progress is glacial'- Human Rights Commission
The commission says it 'senses no urgency' in addressing the serious failings in the prison system.
Waikeria Prison: Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis 'extremely glad it's over'
Minister Davis said he was active behind the scenes and made the decision not to bow to the prisoners' demands.
Calls grow for Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis to 'front up' on Waikeria Prison
National Party leader Judith Collins is the latest to call for the minister to step in.