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Mass Imprisonment


The Road to Prison
Saturday 16 July 2016
3pm - 5pm
Salvation Army, 16A Bakerfield Place, Manukau
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Māori and the 'justus' system
Wednesday 27 July 2016
6pm - 8pm
Wellington Cathedral
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The number of people in prison on any one day is set to top 10,000 by April 2017 at the latest. This will mean another $75,000,000 to keep these extra people in prison, and another 700 people and whānau whose potential will be locked away. As a nation we are facing a crisis of mass imprisonment.

Join us this month at events in Auckland and Wellington to hear from our speakers and share your thoughts. Whether you are a community worker, your family has been affected by the criminal justice system, or you just want to find out more, all are welcome. Be part of creating an action plan to change this story into the future.

The Auckland forum will focus on why we are putting so many young people behind bars and what we can do about it in a workshop format. Mass imprisonment is not working for our young people and our communities. Over 90% of under 20s who spend time in prison are reconvicted within 2 years. This means more harm to these young people, their whānau and communities.

The Wellington forum is on during the Waitangi Tribunal hearing against Corrections for the high Māori recidivism rate. Come and listen to expert witnesses in that case, including Kim Workman, talk about what it will take to change the big picture.

Read our brand new blog post on what to do when your country is addicted to prison here.

Annual General Meeting

Saturday 23 July 2016
St Johns in the City, Willis Street, Wellington

All are welcome to this year's AGM for a kōrero with our board, director and volunteers about what we've been up to over the last year and our future direction. You will get to meet our brand new National Coordinator Team of 10 (national coordinators, volunteer coordinator, communications coordinators, research coordinator, campaigns coordinator, creative coordinator, fundraising advisor and administrative coordinator).

RSVP through the event page in Facebook.

Watch JustUs online

Did you miss our JustUs performance and public discussion event on the age of youth justice in Wellington last month? No need to miss out- you can watch the Massey University students' play here.

The performance and public discussion were a great success and heralded as 'authentic' by Judge Becroft and 'persuasive' by Young Nats President Joel Rowan. The performance received media attention such as Morning Reportand NewsHub. The audience were unanimous in their support of our #RaisetheAgeNZ campaign, which 30 other organisations have partnered with us on in the last month.


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