Hunger strike prisoner rushed to hospital

ASHLEIGH STEWART
Last updated 16:30 27/06/2014
All Means All
Kirk Hargreaves/Fairfax NZ
DETERIORATING HEALTH: All Means All says he should be allowed to continue with his hunger strike, even if it means his death.

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Christchurch prisoner All Means All is being rushed to hospital again as he continues his four-week hunger strike.

St John responded to a call at 12.08pm and sent an ambulance to Christchurch Men's Prison on West Coast Rd, a spokesman said.

"We have transported one male patient, aged in his 50s, to Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department, in a moderate condition."

All is serving a four-month sentence for repeatedly threatening to kill Prime Minister John Key in a series of letters.

Justice Graham Panckhurst ruled in the High Court in Christchurch on Wednesday that no medical treatment would be forced on All as his health deteriorated because he did not consent.

All is refusing food because he accuses a detective of misconduct in giving evidence at his trial.

The Corrections Department and the Canterbury District Health Board sought a declaration from the court on how they should handle the matter.

Corrections today declined to comment on whether All was being taken to hospital, saying it "does not comment on the management of individual prisoners".

The health board also declined to comment.

All has several times been admitted to hospital, where he has agreed to eat and drink.

His hunger strike has resumed each time he has been returned to prison.

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