Interesting proposal from Labour:
Labour proposes Māori prison to fix rising numbers
Labour has come up with a radical solution to the high number of Māori in jail – it wants a separate Māori prison.
It wants to convert an existing prison into one run entirely on Māori values.
“A prison based on Māori values, not exclusively for Māori but for anybody, but they’ll know that the values that the prison will be run under will be based along Māori lines,” Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis told Newshub.
It’s a major turnaround by Labour which just seven years ago, said it was against Māori prisons.
The proposed Māori-only prison is a really big call from a major party like Labour – there will be plenty of critics who call it race-based justice.
It’s a big call in order to deal with a big problem.
— 1News (@1NewsNZ) May 8, 2017