Kōrero: Ombudsmen and officers of Parliament

Prison overcrowding

Prison overcrowding

From the 1970s the ombudsman received a growing number of complaints from prisoners. One of their major complaints was overcrowding in prisons – a problem that still existed in 1990, as this cartoon shows.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: H-190-006
Cartoon by Tom Scott

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David McGee, 'Ombudsmen and officers of Parliament - Ombudsmen – treatment of people in detention', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/33108/prison-overcrowding (accessed 25 September 2020)

He kōrero nā David McGee, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 20 Jan 2017