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Mihi Bassett and Systemic Issues in New Zealand Prisons w/ Meg de Ronde: February 22, 2021

Mihi Bassett and Systemic Issues in New Zealand Prisons w/ Meg de Ronde: February 22, 2021

Mihi Bassett and Systemic Issues in New Zealand Prisons w/ Meg de Ronde: February 22, 2021 Mihi Bassett and Systemic Issues in New Zealand Prisons w/ Meg de Ronde: February 22, 2021, 21.19 MB
Monday, February 22, 2021

Amnesty International has expressed grave concerns over issues in Aotearoa's prison system following Judge McNaughton's thundering assessment of Corrections' treatment of Mihi Bassett, an inmate at Auckland Women's Prison. Bassett is currently on trial for arson charges but the trial has brought to light the inhumane treatment Bassett, as well as other inmates, suffer within the prison. Aneeka speaks to Meg de Ronde, Executive Director at Amnesty International New Zealand, about this particular case, Amnesty International's concerns and systemic issues in New Zealand prisons.