Humans of our Prisons


Irene's story

"I have over 100 criminal convictions, and I have a Level 7 degree. So you choose how you want to judge me."


Grant's story

"I had a V8 Falcon, a BSA motorbike and a house load of furniture. And it all went up my arm."

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Gary's story

"If you really knew me, would you even look at me?"

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Dr Paul Wood's story

"I was the first person in NZ to finish a Masters degree inside, and I finished up my PhD on release."

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David & Lorraine – mentors

"They're not animals. There are some people who act like animals, because they’ve been treated like animals."


Richard's story

"I’ve served my time, why should I be still paying 38 years later?"


Henare's story

"People look at courtrooms with all the brown faces and think it's just the norm for them but the reality is for many it never is and it never will...

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Chrissy's story

"The way they advertise it is ‘come and make a difference, come and be a Corrections Officer’. It’s crap. You can’t."


Simon's story

"I was away on a work trip one weekend and started gambling on pokie machines - within a week I was addicted to them."

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