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Proposed Restructuring of Department of Corrections

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 2:19 pm | Department Of Corrections

Department of Corrections Acting Chief Executive Christine Stevenson has today released a proposal to restructure aspects of its National Office functions. The proposed changes will improve productivity in head office operations and build on changes ... More >>

Recognising International Women’s Day in prison

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 10:57 am | Department Of Corrections

This Saturday, as part of International Women’s Day, Corrections is celebrating the work it does with women in prison, to assist them in turning their backs on crime. “The theme for International Women’s Day this year is ’Inspiring Change’, ... More >>

Police Assist After Prisoner Van Breaks Down

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 12:40 pm | Department Of Corrections

Police assisted Corrections to escort a transport bus carrying a number of prisoners to a nearby prison after it broke down last night on the Desert Road. More >>

Christmas Day In Prison

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 11:26 am | Department Of Corrections

An example of the meal that will be served to prisoners on Christmas Day. How will you spend Christmas this year? Many families have a loved one in prison, and around 20,000 children will spend Christmas without one parent, sometimes both. “We recognise ... More >>

Prisoners Build Dog Kennels For SPCA

Monday, 16 December 2013, 11:07 am | Department Of Corrections

Prisoners Build Dog Kennels For SPCA Dog kennels made by prisoners in Rimutaka Prison have been donated to Wellington SPCA to help the organisation with its fundraising efforts. The kennels, made from donated, recycled materials, were made by two prisoners ... More >>

Prisoner Art Auction raises $15,000 for youth group

Tuesday, 22 October 2013, 4:28 pm | Department Of Corrections

The 2013 auction of artworks by South Island prisoners and community offenders, held on 18 October, has raised $15,000 for the Youth Alive Trust in New Brighton. More >>

Offenders Help Out With Whanganui Flood Clean Up

Monday, 21 October 2013, 2:19 pm | Department Of Corrections

Community Probation in Whanganui has assisted the District Council in cleaning up the city following last week’s flood. Community work parties have been cleaning the city’s riverside boardwalk and surrounding areas so the city can return to ... More >>

Embedded literacy and numeracy education upskills prisoners

Thursday, 5 September 2013, 10:52 am | Department Of Corrections

Prisoners who have poor reading skills, cannot use a ruler or struggle with calculating numbers are getting a boost with an initiative that embeds literacy and numeracy education with trade training and achieving nationally recognised qualifications. More >>

2013 Prisoner Art Auction To Benefit Youth Alive Trust

Tuesday, 6 August 2013, 4:48 pm | Department Of Corrections

Prisoners from Canterbury’s three prisons and community-based offenders are busy creating artwork for this year’s art auction, with all funds raised going to Christchurch’s Youth Alive Trust. More >>

Prison art providers recognised in Big ‘A’ Awards 2013

Thursday, 1 August 2013, 2:17 pm | Department Of Corrections

Arts activities in prisons, including quilting, painting and Māori cultural arts, were among those recognised when the Big ‘A’ Awards 2013 were presented in Parliament on Tuesday night. More >>

Prisons in NZ will remain smokefree following court decision

Wednesday, 3 July 2013, 1:12 pm | Department Of Corrections

Prisons in New Zealand will remain smokefree following the Court’s decision on the legal challenge to our regulations enforcing the tobacco ban. Prisoners will not be able to smoke in prisons. More >>

Mental Health Screening Tool improves prisoners’ care

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 3:03 pm | Department Of Corrections

It's one year since Corrections introduced a new screening tool to identify prisoners’ mental health needs, leading to improvements in their care. In the 10 months to the end of April, use of the Mental Health Screening Tool led to 653 prisoners being ... More >>

Graduating Prisoners Gain Skills While Building House

Wednesday, 26 June 2013, 3:02 pm | Department Of Corrections

Eleven prisoners from Northland Region Corrections Facility (NRCF) have graduated with a national qualification gained by constructing the framework for a house that is being built for a Northland family in housing need as part of the prison’s partnership ... More >>

Spring Hill Corrections Facility disorder incident

Sunday, 2 June 2013, 3:54 pm | Department Of Corrections

Department of Corrections statement: Spring Hill Corrections Facility disorder incident Please attribute to Ray Smith, Corrections Chief Executive More >>

Corrections' end of day statement: Spring Hill Corrections

Sunday, 2 June 2013, 10:03 am | Department Of Corrections

The situation at Spring Hill Corrections Facility has been resolved. We will continue to have a heavy staff presence throughout the night, including our specialist teams. More >>

Women prisoners caring for puppies

Monday, 27 May 2013, 11:55 am | Department Of Corrections

Christchurch Women’s Prison has gained two new inmates with the arrival of two puppies which will be cared for by prisoners in a pilot scheme to teach valuable skills. More >>

Corrections Scoops Top Dog Awards

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 12:02 pm | Department Of Corrections

Corrections’ drug detector dogs and their handlers have taken out the top two prizes in the National Detector Dog Championships held at Trentham this week. Christchurch Dog Handler Barry Nelsen and Ollie won first prize, while Carol Robertson and Flash ... More >>

Hawkes Bay Regional Prison - Disturbance

Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 4:57 pm | Department Of Corrections

A disturbance between two groups of prisoners in a unit in Hawkes Bay Regional Prison has left some prisoners with minor injuries for which they’re being treated on site. An assessment will be made to determine if they require further treatment. More >>

Dogs’ Day Afternoon at Rimutaka

Wednesday, 27 March 2013, 4:48 pm | Department Of Corrections

It was a good afternoon for Corrections detector dogs and their handlers at the Department’s regional office in Rimutaka when Corrections Minister Hon Anne Tolley dropped in on the annual Detector Dog Handler conference. More >>

New Prison Performance Tables

Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 12:51 pm | Department Of Corrections

New Prison Performance Tables New prison performance tables reveal that the majority of our prisons are operating effectively or better. The latest table shows six are exceeding their performance targets, eight are operating effectively and three are ... More >>

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