Articles tagged Waikeria

After months of delays, the Government has finally announced its plans around the dilapidated Waikeria Prison. But its goal of reforming the justice system could prove to be its most difficult task.

There will be no mega-prison at Waikeria. So where will all the inmates go? Shane Cowlishaw explores the alternative options, and the potential political fallout of the Government’s decision that include a painful reopening of the debates around bail and sentencing laws.