Savage’s gang book uncancelled in prisons

Steve Braunias, newsroom, 27/06/2021 https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/savage-s-gang-book-uncancelled-in-prisons/ar-AALvmz9 Exclusive: the Gangland book now ruled safe to read in prisons Prison officials have overturned their curious ban on Gangland, the best-selling book about the methamphetamine trade by journalist Jared Savage. Earlier this year ReadingRoom broke the news that the Otago… Read More »Savage’s gang book uncancelled in prisons

Arthur Taylor subject to cruel inhuman treatment – Ombudsman: chief executive implicated.

During his current incarceration in Paremoremo, Arthur Taylor has got right up the noses of Corrections officials by repeatedly taking them to court. He asked the High Court to rule that the National Party’s blanket ban on prisoners voting contradicts human rights – which it does according… Read More »Arthur Taylor subject to cruel inhuman treatment – Ombudsman: chief executive implicated.

Prison transfer sparks human rights row

Sasha Borissenko FIRST PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 6, 2018 Updated November 12, 2018 Newsroom https://www.newsroom.co.nz/prison-transfer-sparks-row-over-human-rights Video footage shows notorious prison ‘bush lawyer’ Arthur Taylor being forcibly taken while unconscious from Auckland to Waikeria Prison – but maltreatment is strongly denied by Corrections.  Arthur Taylor, his lawyer Sue Earl, Otago… Read More »Prison transfer sparks human rights row

Review: Prison Break: The Extraordinary Life & Crimes of New Zealand’s Most Infamous Escapee

Greg Fleming, Kete Books. https://www.ketebooks.co.nz/all-book-reviews/prison-break-the-extraordinary-life-and-crimes-of-new-zealands-most-infamous-escapee-fh3nb-dfj7j-93gt4 Despite spending 40 years of his life in jail, Arthur Taylor has rarely been out of the news. He was first jailed in the 1970s and has since served time for drugs, kidnapping and firearms charges. He’s escaped from jail… Read More »Review: Prison Break: The Extraordinary Life & Crimes of New Zealand’s Most Infamous Escapee

Taking in Taylor an eye-opening adventure

By Daisy Hudson, Otago Daily Times, Saturday, 31 July 2021 https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/taking-taylor-eye-opening-adventure?fbclid=IwAR060zFMg1Eadpk98wPLStFFopirWsJ937ZQ6iFxXOgb274IwYWIEdn8w8U Hazel Heal’s advocacy for career criminal Arthur Taylor has thrown the Dunedin lawyer into the national spotlight, and changed her life in a multitude of ways. Before the release of Mr Taylor’s new book, Daisy Hudson… Read More »Taking in Taylor an eye-opening adventure

Auckland prison escape day 14: ‘I take my hat off to him’, says jailbreak artist

George Block, Stuff.co.nz 06:57, Jul 13 2021 Prisoner rights advocate and serial jailbreaker Arthur Taylor believes an Auckland inmate’s escape from custody was a pre-planned effort rather than a chance dash for freedom. Taylor, who escaped custody a dozen times during nearly 40 years behind bars, says… Read More »Auckland prison escape day 14: ‘I take my hat off to him’, says jailbreak artist