"A Christchurch woman slammed the prison system as "absolutely disgraceful" after her brother died of pneumonia despite pleas for extra clothing and bedding..."There is this problem in prisons, in that inmates have this tendency to 'Cry Wolf'. They are always belly-aching about the cold, the heat, the food, the lack of SkyTV, yada, yada, yada...
But there are two visits each day by a nurse, who goes though the wing at a set time, to give medication to the undeserving and arrange referrals for medical treatment.
Tried getting medical help on your doorstep in a small NZ town lately?
The "slow machinations" of the prison system are simply the norm for any government agency, you know- everything is confirmed in writing in triplicate, sent in, sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to the public inquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters.
Moral of the story:
Stay out of friggin' jail!