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More money on prisoners but worse outcomes

March 29, 2022 Share

Simon O'Connor

Taxpayers are spending more money on prisoners, yet violent crime continues to go up, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simon O’Connor says.

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Prison violence exploding under Labour

November 23, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

Prison violence is out of control under Labour, with prisoner assaults on Corrections officers increasing by an astonishing 95 per cent since the 2016/17, says National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown.

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Kelvin Davis’ ‘get out of community work free’ card

November 12, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

While Aucklanders have been locked up in lockdown, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has been giving thousands of criminals sentenced to community work a ‘get out of jail free’ card, National’s spokesperson for Corrections Simeon Brown says.

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Waikeria Prison riot costs taxpayers a ‘criminal’ $46.6m

October 26, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

Figures released in the Department of Corrections’ Annual Report show the costs of damage caused by the Waikeria Prison riot have blown up to more than $46 million, says National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown.

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No oversight of bailed prisoners

October 05, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

Figures released to National Party show that since Auckland has been at a different alert level to the rest of the country there have been 11 instances of people being bailed from prison outside Auckland to areas under a lower alert level, says National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown.

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Waikeria Prison riot costs blow out

August 10, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

The costs of damages from the six-day riot at Waikeria Prison continue to mount, while Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis remains missing in action, says Simeon Brown National Party Spokesperson for Corrections.

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Making room for speech criminals in prison

July 01, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has not been shy about his aim to rapidly reduce the prison population by 30 per cent and it is perhaps the only target this Government is actually going to meet. However, Labour’s ‘Hate-Speech’ law changes might put a spanner in the works, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

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Taxpayers foot the bill for Kelvin Davis incompetence

June 24, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

Minister Kelvin Davis was missing in action during the Waikeria Riot and is now using taxpayer money to compensate those who were affected, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

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Kelvin Davis missing in action

June 22, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

Today Minister of Corrections Kelvin Davis appeared before the Justice Select Committee to brief the committee about the 92 per cent increase in assaults against Corrections Officers that has taken place since he became Minister, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

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National launches plan to curb prison violence

June 15, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

The National Party won’t sit idly by while the violence in our prisons and the number of assaults on corrections officers continues to increase, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

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Labour blocks inquiry into prison violence

May 06, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

It’s disappointing the Government has chosen to block an inquiry into the increasing violence being experienced in our prisons, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

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Kelvin Davis backs prisoners over officers

April 14, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

There is no wonder corrections officers have lost confidence in Minister Kelvin Davis when his focus lies in creating inter-prison competitions and not on keeping his staff safe, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

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No action taken by Kelvin Davis to keep staff safe

April 06, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has done nothing to prioritise the wellbeing of frontline corrections officers facing an increasing number of assaults from prisoners, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

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Corrections officers have had enough of Kelvin Davis

March 29, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

Growing calls for a vote of no confidence in Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis by corrections officers should be making Mr Davis rethink his priorities in the portfolio, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

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Labour votes against law to notify schools of sex offenders

March 25, 2021 Share

Matt Doocey

Labour has failed to ease the minds of parents across the country as it voted down a law change that would have required the Department of Corrections to notify schools of sex offenders placed in their communities, MP for Waimakariri Matt Doocey says.

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Prison violence out of control on Labour’s watch

March 14, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

The number of prisoner assaults on corrections officers has skyrocketed in recent years with more than 2000 incidents taking place on the Labour Government’s watch, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

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Gangs involved in Waikeria riot but not in investigation

February 18, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

The terms of reference for the inquiry into the riot at Waikeria Prison won’t get to the bottom of why it burned down, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

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Call it what it is Kelvin, a riot

February 09, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis continues to display weakness as he denies the total destruction of Waikeria Prison by prisoners was a riot, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

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Kelvin Davis has plenty of questions to answer

January 03, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

The Corrections Minister has plenty of questions to answer now that the Waikeria Prison riot has come to an end, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

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Waikeria Prison riot must be investigated

January 01, 2021 Share

Simeon Brown

A full investigation must be undertaken into how the Waikeria Prison riot started and has been allowed to continue so long, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

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Time for Kelvin Davis to show some leadership

December 15, 2020 Share

Simeon Brown

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis cannot continue to remain silent on the staffing and resourcing concerns raised by the Ombudsman following an unannounced inspection of Auckland Prison, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

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