JustSpeak is a network of young people speaking to, and speaking up for a new generation of thinkers who want change in our criminal justice system.
Based on evidence and experience, we seek to create a safer and more just Aotearoa by minimising imprisonment, enabling better rehabilitation for offenders, and focusing on the social problems that lead to offending.
Kohuora – Privately run Auckland South Corrections Facility Georgina Langdon-Pole This article was originally published in University of Auckland student magazine Craccum. This year, New Zealand has seen an unprecedented development in the privatisation of prisons. Expansion came with the opening of 960-bed Kohuora, or Auckland South Corrections Facility (ASCF). Kohuora is operated privately by […]
By Hannah Gabriel Trans woman Jade Follett is currently imprisoned in Rimutaka Mens Prison near Wellington. She requested to be transferred to the nearby Arohata Womens Prison over two months ago. Queer activist group No Pride in Prisons recently announced that they will be holding a hunger strike until Jade’s transfer request is accepted. Corrections […]
By Hannah Gabriel, JustSpeak National Operations Manager