before surrendering, Waititi, Brown call for action from Davis
A protesting Waikeria Prison inmate who surrendered on Thursday was assaulted by other prisoners who wanted to stop him leaving, according to the Department of Corrections.
Māori MP Rawiri Waititi offers to negotiate with Waikeria Prison rioters.It comes as Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi calls on the Minister of Corrections to step in and resolve the situation at the Waikato jail after the MP met with inmates.
Smoke is still rising from the century-old 'top jail' where 16 inmates remain defiant in their protest against Corrections. It’s now four days since the standoff over conditions at Waikeria began.
Prison guards patrolling the perimeter of the now burnt-out facility have set up a tent, but none of the 16 "non-compliant" inmates can be seen on the roof.