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Prisoner transport: ombudsman's investigation (2nd of 2)

Prisoner transport: ombudsman's investigation

Following the death of remand prisoner Liam Ashley in 2006, the ombudsman investigated the practices of the Department of Corrections regarding transport of prisoners and published a detailed report. These photographs, included in the report, showed the cramped, dirty and potentially dangerous interior of a typical prison van. The report found numerous shortcomings in the way prisoners were transported and made a number of recommendations for improvements.

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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 29 September 2023)

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