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Guest post: Strip searches in prisons - force and gender discrimination

In this second of two articles, guest blogger Mark Hanna analyses recent data revealed on strip searches of New Zealand prisoners. How is force used in these searches, and are transgender prisoners being systematically discriminated against and mistreated?

FYI - the Official Information Act site

Passed in 1982, the Official Information Act marked an important change in the accountability and transparency of New Zealand's government. No more would government information default to being kept secret, now the expectation was that it would be released to anyone in the country who asked for it (there are grounds for refusing - see the act for details).

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