Tag: prison

Corrections officers bashed in riot

June 16, 2017 | By More
Corrections officers bashed in riot

An inmate has admitted bashing prison officers in a riot at the Christchurch Men’s Prison in November.

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Judge can’t add to lifer’s jail term

March 9, 2017 | By More
Judge can’t add to lifer’s jail term

Two men are not being made to pay for the $6000 damage they did in the Christchurch Men’s prison after they refused to go back to their cell during a lock-down period.

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Two deny prison riot charges

February 27, 2017 | By More
Two deny prison riot charges

Two inmates have pleaded not guilty to a charge of rioting in the Christchurch Men’s Prison in November.

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Prison stabbing sentencing deferred

February 18, 2017 | By More
Prison stabbing sentencing deferred

The sentencing of a man who used a home-made knife in a frenzied attack on another inmate at Christchurch Men’s Prison was deferred for three months in the Christchurch District Court.

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Inmates admit rampage at prison

February 9, 2017 | By More
Inmates admit rampage at prison

Two men with violent histories have admitted causing $6000 damage in the Christchurch Men’s prison, after they refused to go back to their medium-high security cell during a lock-down period.

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Prison absconder may get second chance

January 25, 2017 | By More
Prison absconder may get second chance

It seems prison absconder Richard Graham may get a second chance, even after he never went back to jail after being given compassionate leave to attend his grandmother’s funeral.

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Six Christchurch prisoners charged with rioting

January 13, 2017 | By More
Six Christchurch prisoners charged with rioting

Six inmates at Christchurch Men’s Prison have been charged with rioting over an incident in which four Corrections staff were allegedly attacked in November.

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Prisoner told to return from funeral ‘with contraband’

January 9, 2017 | By More
Prisoner told to return from funeral ‘with contraband’

A remand prisoner says he was threatened with a hiding by other inmates if he didn’t return to prison from attending his grandmother’s funeral with contraband hidden inside his body.

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Murderer faces sentencing for prison stabbing

December 2, 2016 | By More
Murderer faces sentencing for prison stabbing

The man who beat and stabbed 21-year-old Lisa Hurrell to death in her Hornby home in 1998 is now in custody awaiting sentencing for a “frenzied” prison stabbing using a homemade knife.

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Jail terms total 26 years 8 months for prison killing

September 2, 2016 | By More
Jail terms total 26 years 8 months for prison killing

The sentencing began with a prayer in Maori, and it ended with jail terms totalling at least 26 years 8 months being imposed on the three men who killed 44-year-old Benton Marni Parata.

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