From a comment by Gezza:
A single legal change has caused massive growth in the prison muster.
Growth in New Zealand’s prison population accelerated from around 8500 in 2014 to around 10,500 in 2016… 227 more words
The prospect of a referendum to accept or reject legislation decided in parliament for the personal use of cannabis has already been raised – with the referendum possible by late next year. 606 more words
Decisions on what to do about an escalating New Zealand prison population are still pending, but the government has revealed it has ruled out building a 2.500 bed prison expansion at Waikeria. 893 more words
It is often said that populist public pressure has pushed politicians into tougher penalties, and this has pushed the prison population to the extent that New Zealand has one of the highest incarceration rates in the developed world. 951 more words
A Ministerial review has confirmed there was sexual harassment at the Human Rights Commission and there were poor response systems and failure to provide proper support. 667 more words