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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 >>

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 >>



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