Vexatious litigant and convicted violent offender Arthur Taylor is making a pest of himself in the courts yet again.
He’s spent 38 years behind bars and his convictions include a variety of crimes, including conspiring to deal in methamphetamine from prison, possession of morphine for supply, receiving, kidnapping, escaping from custody, possession for supply of cannabis and cannabis oil, and six firearms offences.
He has cost the taxpayer literally millions of dollars for his incarceration and also for his ongoing vexatious claims.
The Department of Corrections has been called out for breaking protocol by jailhouse lawyer Arthur Taylor. But it says it has since made changes to ensure prisoners receive their minimum entitlements.
Taylor filed multiple complaints to the Ombudsman, Professor Ron Paterson, claiming the prisoners in Auckland Prison’s East Division were not given the opportunity to spend one hour exercising in the open air, weather permitting, which they are entitled to under law.
Citing previous incidents and Supreme Court rulings, Taylor claimed it hadn’t deterred the prison from “continuing to deny prisoners from their one hour minimum entitlement”, and that “there needs to be accountability” for the practice continued for “such a long period” of time. Read more »