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Prisoner transport: Liam Ashley's death (1st of 2)

Prisoner transport: Liam Ashley's death

A family member holds a portrait of 17-year-old Liam Ashley, who was murdered in 2006. Ashley, a prisoner on remand, was assaulted by another prisoner in the back of a security van when they were being transported from Auckland's Mt Eden prison to court. He later died of his injuries. The case stirred public controversy about the conditions under which prisoners were transported.

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David McGee, 'Ombudsmen and officers of Parliament - Ombudsmen – treatment of people in detention', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 August 2022)

Story by David McGee, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 20 Jan 2017