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New Rules Ensure Prisons Safe for Visiting Children

Monday, 29 August 2016, 10:29 am | Department Of Corrections

New rules for children visiting prisoners will ensure children’s safety is paramount. The new rules come into effect on 1 September 2016 and will require that all visits to prisons by children under 16 are pre-approved by their guardian and Corrections. More >>

Prison staff find drugs on visitor

Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:24 pm | Department Of Corrections

26 August 2016 Prison staff find drugs on visitor at Spring Hill Corrections Facility Staff at Spring Hill Corrections Facility foiled the plans of one visitor who was found to have 24 ‘tinnies’ in his possession. The drugs were found when the Site ... More >>

Corrections relocates offender from Maungaraki

Monday, 22 August 2016, 12:33 pm | Department Of Corrections

This morning Corrections relocated an offender from Maungaraki to a residence on the grounds of Christchurch Men’s Prison. This is an interim arrangement until such time as a further suitable residence can be identified in the Wellington region. ... More >>

Rotorua celebrates 130 years of Probation

Monday, 15 August 2016, 4:46 pm | Department Of Corrections

This month the Department of Corrections is celebrating the 130th anniversary of probation services in New Zealand. More >>

Judicial Review of Chief Inspector’s Report

Friday, 12 August 2016, 9:22 am | Department Of Corrections

The Department of Corrections has received the High Court’s judgment in relation to Serco’s Judicial Review of the Chief Inspector’s report into allegations of “Fight Clubs” at the Mt Eden Corrections Facility. More >>

Hamilton celebrates 130 years of Probation in NZ

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 12:49 pm | Department Of Corrections

This week the Department of Corrections celebrates the 130th anniversary of probation services in New Zealand. More >>

Tauranga South celebrates 130 years of Probation

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 12:48 pm | Department Of Corrections

This week the Department of Corrections celebrates the 130th anniversary of probation services in New Zealand. More >>

Spring Hill Prisoners Cook Up New Skills

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 11:54 am | Department Of Corrections

More prisoners at Spring Hill Corrections Facility have been gaining useful hospitality training that will not only help them in their own kitchens on release, but could also lead to employment opportunities. Spring Hill Corrections Facility offers national ... More >>

Job-hunting skills help offenders in Hamilton

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 11:16 am | Department Of Corrections

Job-hunting skills help offenders in Hamilton Hamilton Community Corrections is helping people serving sentences in the community to get work-ready through a new ‘work and living skills’ programme. Following feedback from Community Work crews ... More >>

Community Corrections puts parents through programmes

Monday, 18 July 2016, 2:38 pm | Department Of Corrections

Hamilton Community Corrections has taken a new approach to supporting parents serving community work sentences with an initiative aimed at improving their own lives as well as those of their children. Around 30 offenders are taking part in the ‘Mamas ... More >>

Forklift training enhances job prospects

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 10:02 am | Department Of Corrections

Training offenders to drive forklifts has resulted in people serving sentences of Community Work in the Corrections’ Central Region increasing their job prospects. Community Corrections in Tauranga, Te Awamutu and Hamilton have had 23 participants ... More >>

Books inspire change at Waikeria Prison’s book club

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 9:09 am | Department Of Corrections

Thirty prisoners from Waikeria Prison’s Karaka Unit recently held their second Book U Night, which is a prison-style revamp of the traditional book club. More >>

Second Chance At A Career For Released Prisoners

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 11:17 am | Department Of Corrections

The Department of Corrections and Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see prisoners trained for a career in the horticulture industry, while also addressing the industry’s need for work-ready ... More >>

Prisoners refurbish house for refuge

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 10:09 am | Department Of Corrections

Prisoners from Waikeria Prison’s Te Whare o Te Ao Marama (formerly the Māori Focus Unit) have been providing their time and labour to support Waikato Women’s Refuge Te Whakaruruhau by renovating a donated house into a home that will shield women ... More >>

Community Corrections congratulates course graduates

Monday, 4 July 2016, 10:53 am | Department Of Corrections

Five graduates from a Community Corrections hospitality course are now looking forward to improved career prospects, with two already securing employment in the industry. To date, the Paeroa Community Corrections site has run four of the courses which ... More >>

Whanganui Prisoners Cook, Create and Graduate

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 4:09 pm | Department Of Corrections

Six prisoners from Whanganui Prison recently received a marae catering qualification, a first in the prison. The 14 week National Certificate in Marae Catering Level 2 course is run in partnership with the Universal College of Learning (UCOL) in Whanganui. ... More >>

Waikeria prisoners keeping local volunteer groups warm

Monday, 27 June 2016, 12:39 pm | Department Of Corrections

Prisoners from Waikeria Prison have collected firewood from trees on the site to donate to local volunteer community groups to assist with fundraising. More >>

Drink Driving programme steering change

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 4:28 pm | Department Of Corrections

Drink Driving programme steering change in the Central North Island An initiative run by Taupō Community Corrections is working to instil better life skills in offenders while helping to ensure the roads around the central North Island are safer. The ... More >>

Arohata Drug Treatment Unit Graduation

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 10:22 am | Department Of Corrections

New Zealand’s only drug and alcohol unit programme for female prisoners saw six more women graduate from the programme at Arohata Prison on Monday 20 June. More >>

Prisoners support Turangi Bullyproof with bike

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 10:47 am | Department Of Corrections

Prisoners at Tongariro Prison have supported Turangi Bullyproof by restoring a recovered bike and donating it to the organisation on Pink Shirt Day during anti-bullying week. More >>

 

 

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