Asylum Seekers in prison
Mon Aug. 10th 2020
Asylum seekers are being detained for long periods in our prison system
Asylum seekers say New Zealand's immigration process is set up to send them back to where they came from.
They say they're detained in prisons for longer than necessary - an experience which leaves them further scarred.
"They want you to give up. I've seen people going back," one asylum seeker, who wants to remain anonymous, told Newshub.
At the border he was separated from his family and taken to the Mt Eden Corrections Facility.