We here at TDB like to be first at pointing shit out, but in this never ending 24-7 news clusterfuck of a media environment we all live in, even we can slip up and miss something that should get more focus, so from time to time we’ll run Under the Radar News, things of note that escaped attention.
This week, Corrections are hiding prison riots.
The lesson from the Waikeria Prison riot was that the Prison management were lying to the Minister about how understaffed they were and how detrimental that was for the Prisoners living conditions, so we won’t know there is a problem inside the prisons until a riot explodes.
Prison riots: Corrections to centrally record squad deployments after Newstalk ZB investigation
The department in charge of New Zealand’s prisons is scrambling to find out how often specialist riot squads have been deployed to control inmates.
It comes after a Newstalk ZB investigation found Corrections was effectively running blind, despite staff responding to “extremely volatile” events, like riots and brawls.
Acting National Commissioner Leigh Marsh has confirmed there was no central record of when advanced control and restraint (ACR) teams had been sent out.
“Corrections acknowledges that recording deployments was an area that needed further development.”
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