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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 >>

Offenders Get Road Safety Message

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 4:15 pm | Department Of Corrections

Wellington Community Corrections partnered with emergency services, government agencies, organisations and Kapiti Coast District Council to deliver an innovative road safety programme to 70 community-based offenders at Southwards Car Museum on Tuesday 16 ... More >>

Whanganui Prison supports Turakina Primary School Fundraiser

Monday, 11 August 2014, 2:54 pm | Department Of Corrections

Seventeen artworks from prisoners in Whanganui Prison have been donated to the Amazing Turakina Art Expo auction . Artwork can be viewed online ahead of the auction that will be held on Saturday 6 September at the school. More >>

Taranaki Offenders Get Road Safety Message

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 2:22 pm | Department Of Corrections

Whanganui/Taranaki Community Corrections partnered with emergency services, road safety agencies and a funeral director to deliver an innovative road safety programme to 60 community-based offenders at Bell Block in New Plymouth on Saturday 21 June. More >>

Hawke’s Bay Prisoner Artworks to Benefit Victim Support

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 10:18 am | Department Of Corrections

Sales of prisoner artwork currently on show in Hasting’s Toimairangi Art Gallery will raise funds for Victim Support. The exhibition Tauparapara (Settling of the Dust) features artwork from 20 prisoners in Hawkes Bay Regional Prison who contributed ... More >>

Corrections recognises work of volunteers

Monday, 16 June 2014, 3:34 pm | Department Of Corrections

Each year volunteers make thousands of visits to New Zealand’s prisons to work with prisoners, which supports Corrections’ aim of reducing re-offending and keeping our communities safe when prisoners transition back into society. More >>

Prisoner Artworks to Benefit Restorative Justice Trust

Monday, 9 June 2014, 11:32 am | Department Of Corrections

Sales of prisoner artwork currently on show in Whanganui’s Davis Central City Library will raise funds for the Whanganui Restorative Justice Trust. The exhibition, themed Aotearoa – Our Land, Our People, features artwork from 13 prisoners from ... More >>

Inquiry Finds Prison Riot Well Managed

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 10:47 am | Department Of Corrections

Inquiry Finds Prison Riot Well Managed The official inquiry into last year’s prisoner riot at Spring Hill Corrections Facility found Corrections’ response was extremely well managed. The inquiry looked into the circumstances and causes of the riot, which ... More >>

Levin Offenders Gain NZQA Qualifications

Monday, 19 May 2014, 3:36 pm | Department Of Corrections

Levin Offenders Gain NZQA Qualifications Six community-based offenders in Levin now have NZQA qualifications thanks to an initiative that saw them learning while completing community work. The offenders completed unit standards over a six week period that ... More >>

Nick And Ben: a Sniffing Success

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 3:16 pm | Department Of Corrections

Nick Rongokea and Ben Manawatu Prison Dog Handler Nick Rongokea and his springer spaniel Ben are one of two teams representing Corrections at the National Police Dog Championships in Trentham next week. The duo recently claimed the top spot in ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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