Waikeria Prison incident inquiries

In the afternoon of 29 December 2020, 20 prisoners located in a prison yard at the high security ‘top jail’ facility within Waikeria Prison lit fires and began to riot.

Terms of Reference for the Independent Inquiry into the Waikeria Riot

These Terms of Reference instruct the Chief Inspector of Corrections to investigate and report on the circumstances surrounding the riot and the Department’s response.

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Operational Review - Waikeria Prison Major Disorder Event starting 29 December 2020

An operational review into the circumstances surrounding this incident will be conducted by the Chief Custodial Officer, Neil Beales. The review will have access to all information, documentation, premises and persons relevant to the incident and may, with the approval of the National Commissioner, call on such additional or specialist assistance as may be required.

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