A ratbag crim is upset at Corrections wanting to rent televisions to them…instead wanting it for free.
An inmate from Auckland Women’s Prison has gone to the High Court in a bid to overturn a Corrections Department plan to rent televisions to prisoners.
Prisoner Kerryn Mitchell argues the policy due to be introduced later this year breaches prisoners’ rights.
At present, inmates are allowed their own television sets but the department said that could cause discontent among prisoners who did not have one, and the sets could also be used to store contraband.
Instead, it wanted to rent televisions to prisoners for $2 a week for prisoners in single cells and $1 a week for those in double cells.
Mitchell challenged the department’s legal ability to remove her personal property. ¬† Read more »