Kelvin? Kelvin? Where are you…someone has been stabbed in a prison

Kelvin Davis has been making much of problems in just one prison in New Zealand. The one run by Serco at Mt Eden.

For some strange reason, for a man who is looking to raise his profile ahead of a leadership challenge against Andrew Little he has remained silent on numerous incidents in Corrections run prisons.

Like the stabbing at Paremoremo.

A 27-year-old prisoner has been stabbed in Auckland Prison at Paremoremo.

St John Ambulance transferred the man in a serious condition from the North Shore prison to Auckland City Hospital at 11:40am on Sunday.   

Corrections’ Northern Regional Commissioner Jeanette Burns said: “I can confirm a prisoner has been assaulted today at Auckland Prison.”

She said staff at the prison stepped in to contain the incident, then the prisoner was taken to hospital.

The prisoner had since been returned to the prison and police had been informed.

“Violence in prison is not tolerated and any prisoners who use violence will be held to account.” said Burns.

Why the silence from Davis?

Is it because Serco aren’t running this prison?

Where is Labour’s call for Corrections to be booted out of running prisons and contracts cancelled?


– Fairfax

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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.