26 Nov 2020

Corrections Association defends 'cell busting' practice

From Morning Report, 7:24 am on 26 November 2020

The Corrections Association is defending tactics used to handle aggressive and unruly prisoners.

On Tuesday, RNZ revealed that two women from Auckland Women's Prison were kept in a segregation unit for four months, had their cells gassed, made to lie face down on the ground before they were fed and had to plead for basic hygiene products.

The president of the Corrections Association, Alan Whitley told reporter Charlotte Cook why cell bombing with pepper spray is better than physically grappling with prisoners.