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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 >>

Stewart Murray Wilson Released

Monday, 30 March 2015, 2:44 pm | Department Of Corrections

Stewart Murray Wilson was released back into the community today after receiving parole in December. More >>

Christmas Day in Prison

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:54 pm | Department Of Corrections

Christmas Day in prison this year will involve swapping the main meal of the day, so that dinner will be served at lunchtime, leaving the evening meal to be sandwiches. This is standard practice for this day. More >>

Corrections Review of Phillip Smith’s Illegal Departure

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 9:42 am | Department Of Corrections

Corrections Chief Executive Ray Smith has made public a summary of the findings of the review into the illegal departure from New Zealand of prisoner Phillip Smith during a temporary release. More >>

Changes to Temporary Releases

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 5:19 pm | Department Of Corrections

“Temporary releases from prison of prisoners will be suspended, for at least the next fortnight,” says Corrections Chief Executive Ray Smith. More >>

Corrections Employer of the Year Announced

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 10:51 am | Department Of Corrections

Corrections Chief Executive Ray Smith has recognised the contribution of Pink Bins, an Auckland based recycling firm, in helping to reduce re-offending and making our communities safer. More >>

Prison Drug Treatment Unit marks a milestone

Monday, 20 October 2014, 2:35 pm | Department Of Corrections

Christchurch Men’s Prison’s Drug Treatment Unit (DTU) celebrated the completion of its 50th six month Drug and Alcohol Programme today, with the graduation of a further twelve offenders. More >>

Woollen Wonders Benefit Hawke’s Bay Community

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 1:14 pm | Department Of Corrections

Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison volunteer Coralie Curtis didn’t think prisoners would stick with knitting, however more than a year after showing them how to cast on, she’s pleased she’s been proved wrong. More >>

 

 

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