Prison changes should focus on ‘restoration of mana’ - professor

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 19 August 2019

A radical overhaul of the country's prison system is being announced this morning. It's hoped the high rates of Māori incarceration and recidivism will be addressed.

Māori make up 52 percent of the prison population, despite being only 16 percent of the overall population.

Those rates are worse for women, and young people, at 57 and 67 percent respectively. Tracey McIntosh, professor of indigenous studies and member of Te Uepu Hapai i te Ora - the Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group, spoke to Corin Dann.