28 Mar 2014

Corrections apology for high-profile inmate

8:00 pm on 28 March 2014

High-profile prisoner Arthur Taylor has won an apology from the Corrections Department for denying his right to daily exercise and failing to deal with his complaint.

Taylor, who has over 100 convictions, had complained to a department inspector that maximum security inmates at Auckland Prison were being locked down on Fridays, in breach of the Corrections Act.

A spokesperson for Corrections has confirmed that after being initially told the lockdown was not unlawful, Taylor has received a letter of apology.

Taylor has previously won a High Court ruling that the prison smoking ban is unlawful and is currently fighting to get prisoners the right to vote.