Prison riot in New Zealand

Posted on: Mon 11 Jan 2021

Waikeria Prison in New Zealand saw a 43-hour lockdown as a group of 16 inmates got on the jail’s roof after starting a riot and lighting fires in the prison yard last Tuesday.

During the six-day uprising, it was reported the Department of Corrections withheld food and water from more than a dozen inmates on the roof before their surrender.

Our Kiwi correspondent, Oscar Perress from 95BFM joins Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to talk us through this incident and the aftermath.

Produced by Zoe Kounadis

Image source: Ashley Ross


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