14 Aug 2019

‘We're still part of the community' - Inmates want right to vote

From Morning Report, 8:44 am on 14 August 2019
Stills from Wiri Women's Prison during a job expo.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly


Inmates at Auckland Women's Prison at Wiri are backing calls for prisoners get the right to vote back.

The Waitangi Tribunal has told the government it should urgently repeal the ban and the Justice Minister says there is a compelling case for change.

Jessie Chiang spoke to some of the inmates at Wiri:

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