Why did they stop?

Surely they should have gone on a lovely long and leisurely drive in the countryside?

A prison van had to stop on the motorway south of Auckland this afternoon after a prisoner tried to harm himself.

The vehicle, which was on its way to Waikeria Prison in the Waikato, stopped on State Highway 1 near Bombay, with police and medics soon on the scene. 

Corrections confirmed the prisoner was taken to Middlemore Hospital but they would not comment on the extent of his injuries.

The incident contributed to already heavy traffic as holidaymakers left Auckland.


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  • williamabong

    Every prisoner should be issued with the three Rs, a rope, a ringbolt, and a razor blade,think of the savings to the taxpayer.
    Cue the wailing and screaming.

    • GazzW

      Noddy will want a public enquiry for sure.

    • steve and monique

      Plus all cells will need a wobbly 3 legged stool.

  • Tom

    It should be a bulletproof van and they be given a gun each at the start of the trip.
    Survival of the fittest.

    • dumbshit

      and a woman driver !

    • steve and monique

      At least sound proof.

  • LeftRightWrong

    Sure for rapist murderers and the like but for petty crims?
    You lot are a sadistic bunch.
    Suicide is bad right Cam and you rail against anyone suggesting others should do so but here you are suggesting the corrections officers ignore the man trying to harm himself and instead take a leisurely drive allowing him to harm himself.
    Pull your head out of your ass and at least live up to your own standards.

    • cows4me

      Come on, he was trying to do his civic duty and save the taxpayers money.

    • williamabong

      They could have driven on to the next exit instead of inconveniencing taxpayers enjoying their holidays, totally thoughtless, I hope they have been disciplined.

    • Col

      oh fuck off you pissy little fucker, we are joking, but you don’t know what that means, best you go back over the other side and get ready to jump when you lose the next election.

      • LeftRightWrong

        Cam doesn’t believe in joking about suicide.
        Have you seen his previous reactions or posts on the matter.
        Get some help you sicko. No one should joke about self harm or suicide, anyone who does has some serious issues, clearly you do.

        • Col

          Listen you pop over and see your great leader and ask him how he is going you may save his life because there is not much left for him. And if you think I m a sicko that’s ok because I will not walk down the road and run in front of a car like some people do who have been called names by idiots like you, you have cut your own throat by your own comment, you lot don’t really understand do you old boy, now go on go help your leader, quick go. ps don’t speak for Cam I m sure he can speak for himself.

          • LeftRightWrong

            Someone started drinking early this morning.

          • Col

            Is that the best you can say, you really are Left, yea been left out all your life, go outside and feel the rain on your face or better still pop over to the Standard, and have a play with your mates, they to have been left out. Oh NZ is doing so well and Labour has no chance of getting anywhere the seats they had, and the Greens will go to pasture.
            I assume you will be having on of these prisons at your place for a homestay so you can brainwash them, yea right. ha ha , DO GOODER.

          • LeftRightWrong

            You really are a raving ranting lunatic aren’t you.
            I’m neither left, nor right, I think they’re both a bunch of self serving, self important arrogant pricks.

          • Tom

            Heres an idea, why don’t you rev up and fuck off. Tosser.

          • Col

            So there you go, your a loser, you can’t make a decision and you need to stop wasting your vote ( that’s if you vote at all) you should wake up stop telling people about what and not what and what to do and get a life, be more responsible for yourself and stop bitching about Cam said this and Cam said that, do you think he reads everything, you need to learn to take a bloody joke, now get off to bed.

    • I’ve never said suicide is bad, just that it is selfish and only selfish pricks do it.