Prison cell phone torture not unusual

Women’s Refuge is calling for a serious deterrent for a jailed man who tormented his former partner by making cell phone calls from behind bars.

 

The Waikeria remand prisoner was caught by new phone monitoring technology introduced by the Department of Corrections. His victim was too terrified to report the calls, which were aimed at trying to get her to drop charges against him.

 

Women’s Refuge spokeswoman Catherine Delore says it is not an isolated case, but it has aggravating features which should be taken into account at sentencing next month. She says Women’s Refuge wants a sustained long-term strategy to stem this sort of abuse

source: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/newsdetail1.asp?storyID=138065

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