Should prisoners be allowed to vote? 🔊

Should prisoners be allowed to vote? 🔊

A few days ago Justice Minister Andrew Little announced plans to change the current law on prisoner voting rights in time for the 2020 election, to allow prisoners serving sentences of three years or under to vote. This change comes after a landmark decision by the...
Why are North American prisoners on strike?

Why are North American prisoners on strike?

By Calvin Schermerhorn Calvin Schermerhorn argues the North American prisoner strike exposes an age old American reliance on forced labor. Prisoners in 17 states and several Canadian provinces are on strike in protest of prison labor conditions. Their demonstrations...
What would the world be like without prisons?

What would the world be like without prisons?

What would the world be like without prisons? Julianne Evans speaks with Tracey McIntosh Co-Head of the School of Te Wananga o Waipapa, Māori Studies and Pacific Studies, in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Auckland about the state of prisons in New Zealand....