Boo hoo, dry your eyes

Herald on Sunday

Some prisoners are whining about their prison conditions. Boo freakin’ hoo…not much sympathy from where I am looking at it. If they don;t like the conditions, then don’t commit crime.

Photographs of conditions in Auckland Prison at Paremoremo have been smuggled out after two inmates staged a three-day sit-in at a tower.

Aaron Forden, dubbed “Houdini” for his multiple escapes, came down from a disused watchtower in the exercise yard at Auckland maximum security prison about 7.30pm last Sunday. The other inmate, reported by TVNZ to be Black Power member Damian Werata, gave himself up about six hours earlier.

This week, the Herald on Sunday received photographs from inside the prison, with messages urging the newspaper to look into conditions.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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