Story: Prisoner support and advocacy

Kathy Dunstall, Howard League activist

Kathy Dunstall was secretary of the Canterbury branch of the Howard League for Penal Reform for many years, and a major spokesperson for the League. Listen to an extract from a June 2010 radio interview about her work as an advocate for prisoners' rights. Dunstall highlights the overrepresentation of young Māori men in prison. She argues that less money should be spent on building prisons, and more on rehabilitation and on reducing the conditions that contribute to criminal activity.

Sound file courtesy of Women on Air, Community Access Radio – Plains FM 96.9

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Kathy Dunstall, 'Prisoner support and advocacy - The Howard League for Penal Reform', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/26144/kathy-dunstall-howard-league-activist (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Kathy Dunstall, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 18 May 2018