Sunday, 27 September 2015

Left Overs #4 - Prison a serious crime

Prisons - a serious crime

This country has one of the highest rates of imprisonment in the world & that statistic doesn't include those serving a non­-prison sentence or waiting for a court appearance.

As of 1st Dec 2014 there were 8,641 people in NZ's prison. That's more than the towns of Foxton, Featherston and Martinborough combined. Of those people in prison, more than half are Māori & a quarter aged under 25. On top of all that, 70% of people imprisoned get another conviction within five years; the justice industry is a revolving system.

We are inviting speakers who have been involved with the prison system to give a short presentation on this theme, followed by general discussion for all. Come along and join in.

When: 7pm, Thursday, 1st October 2015
Where: 17 Tory Street, Wellington (formerly 19 Tory St) 
What: Prisons - ­ a serious crime

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