Locked Up Warriors – REWIND


Despite its reputation for social justice and equality, New Zealand has one of the highest rates of imprisonment in the western world.

One in two prisoners are indigenous Maori, even though they account for just 15 percent of the population. Maori are overrepresented in all sectors of the criminal justice system because of soaring rates of child poverty, school dropout, unemployment and family breakdown within indigenous communities.

In 2013, 101 East visited New Zealand – getting rare access to both prisons and the criminal underworld – to investigate why this peaceful South Pacific nation has one of the highest rates of incarceration in the Western world.

Four years on, REWIND returns to New Zealand to find out what became of Sirius Anderson, a young boy featured in the film who dreamed of one day becoming president of the Mongrel Mob.

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