Tents for prison

Wednesday May 20, 2020 Written by Published in Local
Tents for prison

When Arorangi Prison went into lockdown because of the threat of Covid-19, the co-operation of inmates and their families was praised by Minister of Corrections George Angene and Superintendent Teariki Purua.

Families were told that visiting would no longer be taking place until further notice without any fuss and inmates have been busy cleaning up the prison grounds and around the community.

At the time, both the Minister and Superintendent Teariki Purua said there had also been discussions around what other actions need to be implemented including having tents as temporary accommodation should the buildings need to be used for quarantine and isolation purposes.

Angene had approached Te Marae Ora to see if a number of tents and mattresses could be made available.

Health Minister Rose Brown answered that call on Sunday as she presented on behalf of Te Marae Ora, a donation of 30 brand new tents and mattresses, which were gratefully received.


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