Epidemic of serious assaults in our prisons
Labour wants stab proof vests and pepper spray for all corrections officers to keep them safe from the epidemic of serious prison assaults that are occurring around the country’s jails, says Labour’s Corrections Spokesperson Kelvin Davis.
“There have been five days of violence across the country from Napier to Christchurch. Two prisoners from separate prisons are in hospital with life threatening injuries after being attacked by a number of inmates. Guards at another prison have been assaulted by an inmate with a 30cm long piece of metal.