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Detector Dogs Make A Couple Of FAN-tastic Discoveries

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 8:06 pm | Department Of Corrections

Detector Dogs Baz and Bindi put a stop to incoming fan mail at Whanganui and Rimutaka prisons this week. But it was not your typical fan mail. During a routine search of mail intended for prisoners at Whanganui on Tuesday, Baz became suspicious of ... More >>

Corrections Ramps Up Recruitment Efforts To Attract More Frontline Staff

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 1:17 pm | Department Of Corrections

Work to attract more frontline staff has ramped up with Corrections launching the next phase of its recruitment campaign. “Our frontline staff are heroes. Working at Corrections can be challenging and confronting, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. ... More >>

Christmas Day In Prison

Monday, 18 December 2023, 1:24 pm | Department Of Corrections

Hundreds of prisoners will be learning valuable catering skills by preparing and cooking meals this Christmas Day. “A basic, nutritious meal will be served on Christmas Day, with roast chicken, gravy and vegetables for lunch, and chicken luncheon, relish ... More >>

Detector Dog Kato Sniffs Out Contraband

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 2:22 pm | Department Of Corrections

A visitor attempting to bring contraband into Spring Hill Corrections Facility on Saturday was disrupted by detector dog Kato. During a routine search of visitors entering the site, Kato became suspicious of a particular individual. Staff took ... More >>

Baking For A Cause In Prison

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 1:18 pm | Department Of Corrections

A group of women from Christchurch Women’s Prison are busy baking for people going through tough times in the community. The new initiative, Prison Bake, is presented by Good Bitches Baking (GBB), with a group of six volunteers coming into the prison ... More >>

Corrections Statement On The Ombudsman's Self-initiated Investigation

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 2:25 pm | Department Of Corrections

Jeremy Lightfoot, Chief Executive: We welcome the Chief Ombudsman’s report, and have accepted all recommendations made to Corrections in full. There are around 8,500 people in prison. They are some of New Zealand’s most complex and vulnerable people, ... More >>

Corrections Statement

Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 10:25 am | Department Of Corrections

Corrections acknowledges the release of the report by the Office of the Inspectorate examining the use of separation and isolation of people in prison and has accepted all seven recommendations made. We recognise the challenges involved in segregating ... More >>

Response To The Office Of The Inspectorate’s Separation And Isolation Thematic Report

Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 10:23 am | Department Of Corrections

Neil Beales, Chief Custodial Officer: Corrections acknowledges the release of the report by the Office of the Inspectorate examining the use of separation and isolation of people in prison and has accepted all seven recommendations made. We recognise ... More >>

Corrections Statement Into The Independent Review Into Advice Provided To Parole Board Regarding Joseph Brider

Wednesday, 29 March 2023, 10:05 am | Department Of Corrections

Jeremy Lightfoot, Chief Executive The murder of Juliana Bonilla Herrera was a tragic event, and our thoughts remain with Juliana’s family and loved ones. Corrections manages the most complex, dangerous people in New Zealand and we must always learn ... More >>

Media Statement Following Sentencing Of Joseph Brider

Wednesday, 1 February 2023, 5:54 pm | Department Of Corrections

Attributed to Toni Stewart, Canterbury District Manager, Southern Region. We would again like to express our heartfelt sympathies to the family and loved ones of Juliana Bonilla Herrera following her tragic death. I cannot begin to imagine the pain that ... More >>

Christmas Day In Prison

Wednesday, 21 December 2022, 3:28 pm | Department Of Corrections

Hundreds of prisoners will be taking part in activities and learning valuable catering skills by preparing and cooking meals for approximately 8,000 people in prison on Christmas Day. “A basic, nutritious meal will be served on Christmas Day, with ... More >>

Corrections Acknowledges Reviews Into The Management Of The LynnMall Supermarket Attacker

Thursday, 15 December 2022, 10:47 am | Department Of Corrections

Jeremy Lightfoot, Chief Executive: On behalf of Corrections, I would like to acknowledge the significant and lasting effect this attack has had on the lives of the survivors, witnesses, emergency responders and the New Lynn community. I recognise that the ... More >>

International Volunteer Day: Corrections Thanks 1,300 Volunteers

Friday, 3 December 2021, 5:02 pm | Department Of Corrections

Sunday 5 December is International Volunteer Day, and Corrections would like to acknowledge and thank our 1,300 volunteers working in prisons for their commitment to helping the people we manage change their lives for the better. Corrections volunteers ... More >>

Kea Project Kaitiaki Keeping Kids Calm And Connected During Prison Visits

Monday, 22 November 2021, 6:29 am | Department Of Corrections

A new initiative to support children visiting a parent in prison is off to a flying start, with birds guiding young people through stringent prison security processes to help reduce their fear and anxiety. “The Kea Project is designed to serve the ... More >>

New Contract Lays Ground For Future Of Electronic Monitoring

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 11:35 am | Department Of Corrections

The Department of Corrections has announced it has awarded an up to eight-year, $180 million contract for electronic monitoring equipment to UK-based company Buddi. “This is a significant opportunity to improve the way that electronic monitoring ... More >>

Visitors To Prisons Required To Be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Before 9 December

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 3:58 pm | Department Of Corrections

Corrections has today made the decision to require all private visitors to prisons nationwide to have had their first COVID-19 vaccine before 13 November 2021 and be fully vaccinated before 9 December 2021. “This is not a decision we have made lightly, ... More >>

Launch Of New Strategy For Women + Response To Release Of Independent Inspectorate Reports

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 11:25 am | Department Of Corrections

The Department of Corrections has today launched Wāhine - E rere ana ki te pae hou, the organisation’s new women’s strategy for 2021-2025. The strategy was developed in consultation with a range of predominantly wāhine Māori, including ... More >>

Tongariro Prison Wins 2021 Whakataetae Kapa Haka

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 1:57 pm | Department Of Corrections

The team from Tongariro Prison has been crowned the overall winner of the 2021 Hōkai Rangi Whakataetae Kapa Haka. The competition winners were announced by National Commissioner Rachel Leota and Deputy Chief Executive Māori Topia Rameka this week. The six winning ... More >>

Black Ferns Legend Helps 29 New Corrections Recruits Celebrate Success

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 4:06 pm | Department Of Corrections

Twenty-nine new Corrections Officers have today been joined by former Black Ferns captain and Cohort 56 Patron, Dr Farah Palmer, in celebrating their success at a graduation ceremony in Upper Hutt. “Farah is an extraordinary New Zealander. She ... More >>

Corrections a whānau affair

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 12:58 pm | Department Of Corrections

The old adage of not mixing family and work could not be further from the truth for mother and daughter Corrections Officers, Sarai and Latisha Morris. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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