Waikeria Prison riots and calls for prison abolition

The stand-off between Corrections and a group of prisoners rioting at Waikeria Prison appears to be no closer to a conclusion.* Fires continue to be set by the rioters who have made their demands known in a statement via extremist group People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA).

They allege that inhumane conditions are what they are protesting and if their claims of “brown”…