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Children of Prisoners Week

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 3:04 pm | Department Of Corrections

Children of Prisoners Week Children visiting a parent in prison can look forward to a special focus on them this week as we acknowledge Children of Prisoners week, says Deputy National Commissioner Rachel Leota. More >>

Prisoners praise gospel singer at Spring Hill

Monday, 26 September 2016, 2:59 pm | Department Of Corrections

Hamilton gospel singer/songwriter Nicky Moran entertained more than 120 prisoners at Spring Hill Corrections Facility this month. More >>

Corrections Media Release: Supreme Court Ruling

Friday, 23 September 2016, 11:23 am | Department Of Corrections

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More >>

Minister’s Excellence Awards Recipient Announced

Monday, 19 September 2016, 4:56 pm | Department Of Corrections

A newly trained Corrections Officer who will work at Spring Hill Corrections Facility has won the Minister’s Excellence Award, presented last week by Corrections Minister Judith Collins. More >>

Tauranga men complete Tikanga programme

Monday, 19 September 2016, 12:35 pm | Department Of Corrections

Twelve Māori men from the Tauranga area recently completed the Department of Corrections Tikanga programme ‘Te Ihu Waka’ to help address the causes of their offending and provide the skills and tools necessary to motivate positive changes in their ... More >>

Hundreds of new Corrections Officers being recruited

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 1:04 pm | Department Of Corrections

The Department of Corrections has embarked on a major recruitment drive and aims to employ around 600 new Corrections Officers by September 2017, with at least 500 of them coming from New Zealand. More >>

25 Years of Corrections’ Dog Section

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 1:45 pm | Department Of Corrections

Corrections first dog handlers, Barry Gerbrich and Moses Toeke and their dogs, 25 years ago. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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