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Corrections welcomes signing of joint education agreement

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:40 pm | Department Of Corrections

Corrections Chief Executive Ray Smith has welcomed the Tertiary Education Commission’s (TEC) re-commitment to work with his department providing access to quality education for prisoners and helping reduce re-offending. More >>

Community Offenders Contribute To Anzac Day Commemorations

Friday, 21 April 2017, 1:19 pm | Department Of Corrections

As Anzac Day approaches, teams of community-based offenders are helping tidy up memorial sites in readiness for commemorative services. More >>

Prison literacy and numeracy programme getting results

Friday, 17 March 2017, 4:48 pm | Department Of Corrections

A programme designed to lift prisoner literacy and numeracy rates is achieving promising results. Six prisoners at Rimutaka Prison today were presented with certificates for completing the Intensive Literacy and Numeracy Everyday Skills programme, delivered ... More >>

Release of Ombudsman’s report: A question of restraint

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 11:15 am | Department Of Corrections

The Chief Ombudsman today released a report under the Crimes of Torture Act 1989 into the care and management of prisoners at risk of self-harm based upon observations in five prisons over the period July 2015-June 2016. More >>

Corrections response to No Pride In Prisons OIA statement

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 5:04 pm | Department Of Corrections

[ Corrections' response to a post on Facebook regarding the No Pride in Prisons release Corrections charges $10,000 for OIA Request ] More >>

Offenders support Bikewise Go by Bike Day

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 10:03 am | Department Of Corrections

Offenders around New Zealand are supporting Go by Bike Day by repairing bikes and building bike tracks. More >>

Award for Whanganui Prison Nurse

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 12:57 pm | Department Of Corrections

Whanganui Prison nurse Te Rina Lind has won the Marie Jarden Memorial Award for the Most Professional Nursing Graduate. More >>

‘Glo boxes’ help educate on hand hygiene

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 4:17 pm | Department Of Corrections

Prisoners at Tongariro Prison have made Glo boxes to help the Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service deliver hand hygiene education at schools, health expos and other hand hygiene awareness events. More >>

Christmas at Corrections

Monday, 12 December 2016, 3:48 pm | Department Of Corrections

Across the country, staff and offenders are involved in a wide range of activities to bring some Christmas cheer to the community for the holidays. More >>

Savvy sniffers boost protection at NZ border and prisons

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 5:19 pm | Department Of Corrections

Today five Corrections, five Customs, and three Aviation Security Detector Dogs graduated in a ceremony at the Police Dog Training Centre in Trentham, Wellington. More >>

Corrections releases Crimes of Torture Act reports

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:28 pm | Department Of Corrections

Corrections releases COTA reports To be attributed to Chief Custodial Officer Neil Beales: The United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture establishes an international inspection system for places of detention. The Ombudsmen has responsibility ... More >>

Review of volunteers and other specified visitors released

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 5:24 pm | Department Of Corrections

On 6 July 2016 I commissioned a review of the gang connections of approved volunteers and others providing services in prisons. More >>

Three reports connected with Fight Club report released

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 4:47 pm | Department Of Corrections

Today I am releasing three reports which were referred to in the Chief Inspector's Report into circumstances surrounding organised prisoner on prisoner fighting (Fight Clubs). More >>

More Trade Skills for Rimutaka Prisoners

Friday, 4 November 2016, 2:45 pm | Department Of Corrections

An entry level plumbing qualification could make the all difference for 11 prisoners in Rimutaka who were awarded the WelTec Certificate in Plumbing and Gasfitting (Level 3) on Wednesday. More >>

Whanganui Prison Instructors Train the Trainers

Monday, 31 October 2016, 12:05 pm | Department Of Corrections

A joint initiative between Whanganui Prison and Community Corrections will mean more community-based offenders have the chance to obtain a sought-after agrichemical qualification. Two prison instructors recently trained nine community work supervisors from Levin, ... More >>

Plant Propagation Inspires Prisoners

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 4:23 pm | Department Of Corrections

Learning about plant propagation was a highlight for one prisoner who graduated from Rimutaka Prison’s National Certificate in Horticulture (Introductory) Level 2 on Thursday 6 October. More >>

Weight-loss to wellness for Waikeria prisoner

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 11:22 am | Department Of Corrections

Health Services staff from Waikeria Prison have supported a prisoner to significantly improved his health by losing 68kg in six months. Jack* arrived at Waikeria Prison in March 2016. As a 33-year-old smoker standing 165cm tall and weighing 223kg, with ... More >>

Play performance for Pasifika prisoners

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 9:10 am | Department Of Corrections

Hip hop rapper Scribe, along with his brother and father, impressed and inspired Pasifika prisoners from Spring Hill Corrections Facility when they performed the story of their family recently. More >>

Release of Chief Inspector’s Report into MECF

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 10:10 am | Department Of Corrections

Today I’m releasing the Chief Inspector of Corrections’ report into allegations of “Fight Clubs” and prisoners’ access to cell phones and contraband in the Mount Eden Corrections Facility in 2015. More >>

Rotorua Community Work create whānau-friendly track

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 12:30 pm | Department Of Corrections

Rotorua Community Work create whānau-friendly track Community work offenders in Rotorua have built a bike track for children to learn to ride. More >>



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