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Milestone for Whanganui Prison Drug Treatment Programme

Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:35 am | Department Of Corrections

Whanganui Prison’s Drug Treatment Programme marked the completion of its 50th three month drug and alcohol programme recently, with a graduation of 10 prisoners. More >>

Local offenders support ‘a cycle experience like no other’

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 2:52 pm | Department Of Corrections

Local offenders on Community Work sentences have been helping build the West Coast Wilderness Trail, the last section of which opened on 24 October. More >>

Corrections gives grant to help returning deportees

Monday, 19 October 2015, 2:25 pm | Department Of Corrections

Corrections is giving a one-off grant of $100,000 to Auckland PARS to assist New Zealand offenders being deported from Australia. “Corrections recognises that some New Zealanders being deported to New Zealand need help,” says Corrections Chief ... More >>

Milestone for Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison’s Drug Unit

Monday, 21 September 2015, 3:28 pm | Department Of Corrections

Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison’s Drug Treatment Unit marked the completion of its 50th six month drug and alcohol programme on Friday, with a graduation of 10 prisoners. More >>

Corrections recognises the support of Wairarapa REAP

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 10:58 am | Department Of Corrections

Wairarapa REAP (Rural Education Activities Programme) was this week recognised for its partnership with Corrections in helping community-based offenders increase their literacy levels and employment and education prospects. More >>

Offenders get employment-ready in Hamilton

Friday, 11 September 2015, 11:46 am | Department Of Corrections

Corrections is working with Careers Matter, an organisation whose aim is to inspire and equip individuals in employment preparation and placement, to help support offenders in Hamilton to be employment ready. More >>

Prisoners knit for the SPCA's homeless cats and puppies

Friday, 4 September 2015, 12:59 pm | Department Of Corrections

Prisoners at Rolleston Prison have been showing their softer side by knitting blankets for abandoned and homeless animals rescued by the SPCA. More >>

Corrections Approves Interview with Scott Watson

Friday, 28 August 2015, 11:57 am | Department Of Corrections

Vincent Arbuckle, Deputy Chief Executive Corporate Services, has confirmed that an application from the journalist Michael White to interview Scott Watson in prison has been approved. The interview will be subject to certain conditions related to ... More >>

Investigation into Mount Eden Corrections Facility extended

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 10:54 am | Department Of Corrections

Corrections Chief Executive Ray Smith announced today the Chief Inspector of Corrections’ investigation into organised prisoner fighting at MECF has been extended. More >>

Reporting Prison Injuries

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 9:46 am | Department Of Corrections

Corrections and the Department of Labour have had an understanding for many years that Corrections will only report injuries to prisoners to the regulator (now WorkSafe) when they are injured in the course of any employment or educational activities. ... More >>

Corrections release: Robertson

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 3:52 pm | Department Of Corrections

Now that suppression has been lifted I am able to discuss our management of Tony Robertson who has been convicted of the crimes he committed against Blessie Gotingco. More >>

Corrections Statement

Friday, 24 July 2015, 3:31 pm | Department Of Corrections

Last night I signalled that I was taking legal advice and considering all of my options available in the contract with Serco following a week of serious allegations involving their management of the Mount Eden Corrections Facility. More >>

Corrections Dept Statement On Serco

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 6:37 pm | Department Of Corrections

Please attribute to Ray Smith, Chief Executive, Department of Corrections Over the past week I have been dealing with a series of serious allegations involving the operation of Mount Eden Corrections Facility run by Serco. More >>

Corrections statement

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 10:27 am | Department Of Corrections

In February this year a prisoner was injured after falling from the landing in a cell block at MECF. More >>

Manawatu Prisoners are Design Graduates

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 3:52 pm | Department Of Corrections

Manawatu Prisoners are Design Graduates Nine prisoners graduated from an introductory graphic design and computer graphic course in Manawatu Prison today. The NCEA Level 2 Foundation Skills Design course was delivered by local training provider The Design ... More >>

Volunteers make a difference with prisoners

Monday, 22 June 2015, 12:24 pm | Department Of Corrections

Volunteers make a difference with prisoners Every week hundreds of members of the public voluntarily go to prison because they want to make a difference with offenders. Corrections has 2,000 registered volunteers and each year they make around 20,000 ... More >>

Final Decision to Restructure Prisons

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 1:20 pm | Department Of Corrections

In April I announced a proposal to reshape some parts of our prisons and regional offices to lift productivity and performance. More >>

Helping Women to Be Their Best

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 1:33 pm | Department Of Corrections

In a first for New Zealand, eight women offenders have graduated from a YWCA Whanganui personal development and life skills programme. The “Be Your Best” pilot programme was run over eight weeks at the YWCA in Whanganui and was attended by women on community-based ... More >>

Dog Squad Stars Are Corrections’ Top Dogs

Monday, 13 April 2015, 2:17 pm | Department Of Corrections

Stars of TV programme Dog Squad will represent the Department of Corrections in the narcotics section of the national police dog championships in Trentham next month. Jesse and her handler Karina who feature in TVNZ’s Dog Squad programme are one ... More >>

Proposal to Restructure Prisons

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 2:31 pm | Department Of Corrections

Department of Corrections Chief Executive Ray Smith has today proposed that over the next year parts of three prisons will close. More >>



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