Corrections finally release Crimes of Torture Act report

From the NZ Herald:

New Zealand prisoners have been subjected to degrading treatment, including being filmed while strip searched, being bullied and victimised by other prisoners, and sleeping in "deplorable" accommodation, a watchdog has found.

The Ombudsman's Office also found prisoners had endured drinking discoloured tap water, wearing dirty clothes and being held in handcuffs for an extended period of time.

The redacted full text of the reports are linked from the bottom of the NZ Herald page.

They raise serious concerns about Corrections and their ability to look after prisoners in accordance with New Zealand and international law.

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