Penal System in New Zealand People Executed by New Zealand, Prisoners and Detainees of New Zealand, Prisons in New Zealand
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 114. Not illustrated. Chapters: People Executed by New Zealand, Prisoners and Detainees of New Zealand, Prisons in More...
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 114. Not illustrated. Chapters: People Executed by New Zealand, Prisoners and Detainees of New Zealand, Prisons in New Zealand, Recipients of New Zealand Royal Pardons, Te Kooti, Peter Hugh Mcgregor Ellis, David Bain, List of People Executed in New Zealand, Ahmed Zaoui, Donna Awatere Huata, List of Correctional Facilities in New Zealand, Department of Corrections, Amy Bock, Mount Eden Prisons, Auckland Prison, Minnie Dean, Ripapa Island, Hamiora Pere, Richard Burgess, Walter James Bolton, Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility, Victor Spencer. Excerpt: Peter Hugh McGregor Ellis (born March 30, 1958) is a former Christchurch child care worker who has been at the centre of one of New Zealand's most enduring judicial controversies. In June 1993 Ellis was found guilty on 16 counts of sexual offences involving children in his care at the Christchurch Civic Creche and was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment. This outcome has been strongly criticised, with concerns centering around how the children's testimony was obtained and presented to the jury. Ellis has always maintained his innocence and many New Zealanders have supported calls to overturn his convictions. The case has been subject to a High Court trial, two Court of Appeal hearings, and a Ministerial Inquiry. There have also been two parliamentary petitions, two books and numerous articles about the case. Ellis is the eldest of four children. His parents were teachers who separated when he was nine. He left school at the end of 1975 and went tobacco picking in Motueka. After two years overseas, he returned to New Zealand and spent some time unemployed. He had a part-time job in a bakery in the early 1980s which eventually became full-time. When he left this job and applied for an unemployment benefit, authorities discovered he had received dole payments to which he wasn't ...