A campaign of “organised violence” by gang member inmates against guards has led to dozens of staff at Auckland Prison calling in sick on Sunday.
The Corrections Department confirmed it was forced to bring in guards from other prisons because of “a higher than usual number of staff calling in sick this weekend”.
Alan Whitley, president of prison staff union the Corrections Association, said at least 30 staff did not turn up to work at the Paremoremo prison on Sunday, following an assault on a guard on Saturday. …
Saturday’s assault was at the fifth attack by an inmate against a guard at the prison in the past week.
The answer is obvious. We should just release all those prisoners on parole, so they can no longer assault prison guards.