Anna Leask: 'Prisons have always been a frightening place to work'

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 30 Mar 2021, 4:40PM
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Anna Leask: 'Prisons have always been a frightening place to work'

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 30 Mar 2021, 4:40PM

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has been accused of being soft on prisoners and not having the backs of prison guards.

The Corrections Union has consistently raised the issue of prisoners assaulting guards, and they say nothing is ever done about it.

On top of that they are annoyed that Davis is seen to be advocating on behalf of the prisoners - so much so that a vote of no confidence was considered.

Anna Leask NZ Herald Senior Crime and Justice Reporter and author of the book 'Behind Bars, Real Life Stories From Inside New Zealand Prisons' joined Simon Barnett & Phil Gifford to give her perspective.

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