Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis is taking aim at his department over its failure to answer in court to accusations of “cruel and inhumane” treatment of inmates at Auckland Women’s Prison, RNZ reports. The prison facility has come under scrutiny by the country’s most senior lawyers, after stinging criticism from a judge for not fronting up to properly answer the allegations. The pressure on Corrections has been mounting after the criticism from Judge David McNaughton in the Manukau District Court, where Mihi Bassett pleaded guilty.