Tag Archives: New Zealand

‘Copycat’ protest at Hawke’s Bay prison

A group of ”copycat” prisoners protested at Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison yesterday by refusing to return to their cells after a fire forced an evacuation – less than a week after prisoners staged a rooftop protest. One prisoner lit a … Continue reading

Posted in prisons, resistance | Tagged , | Comments Off on ‘Copycat’ protest at Hawke’s Bay prison

Hawke’s Bay Prison standoff may bring charges

Police say charges are likely for the prisoners involved in a roof-top standoff at Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison this week. Hastings CIB detectives yesterday interviewed the five inmates who allegedly staged the dramatic roof-top protest. Senior Sergeant Luke Shadbolt said … Continue reading

Posted in prisons, resistance | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Hawke’s Bay Prison standoff may bring charges

Prisons prepare for copycat protests

Protests similar to those seen at Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison are a “real possibility” as a smoking ban looms, the Corrections Association President says. Beven Hanlon told TV ONE’s Breakfast that supplies of cigarettes are starting to run out in … Continue reading

Posted in prisons, resistance | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Prisons prepare for copycat protests

Prison rooftop protest ends peacefully

After almost 24 hours, a rooftop protest by protest by prisoners at Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison has ended. The four prisoners who were left on the roof surrendered peacefully about 4.30pm. A fifth prisoner surrendered around lunchtime. The prisoners were … Continue reading

Posted in prisons, resistance | Tagged , | Comments Off on Prison rooftop protest ends peacefully