21 Aug 2019

Ngapuhi elder shocked by 'medieval' conditions at Ngawha Prison

From Morning Report, 6:44 am on 21 August 2019

A prominent Ngapuhi elder is shocked to find inmates at Ngawha Prison are denied water and forced to relieve themselves in the exercise yard.

A surprise visit by inspectors has revealed conditions that the Chief Omdusman has described as uncivilised in modern-day New Zealand. RNZ's Katie Doyle reports.