Prison getting harsher | The Jackal

13 Jun 2012

Prison getting harsher

Today, Voxy reported:

The Public Service Association says allowing prison officers to use pepper spray will help keep them safe and comes after a robust trial and evaluation period.


"It's important to remember that it can only be used as an option during a planned force situation and that is very appropriate for the New Zealand prison environment. We would not expect to see it used regularly."

The PSA says it would also like to see the increased use of control dogs in prison investigated further and would urge the Department to undertake a similar trial and assessment process.

Let's hope it's not used to intimidate, or worse yet torture.