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Rimutaka Prisoners earn new Qualifications

Friday, 29 June 2018, 12:01 pm | Department Of Corrections

Twenty six men at Rimtuaka Prison are the first to earn new industry-recognised trade qualifications that could help them into employment on release. More >>

Corrections Partnership with Salvation Army

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 11:47 am | Department Of Corrections

Corrections and The Salvation Army have today signed a relationship agreement as part of their ongoing commitment to rehabilitating and reintegrating offenders to reduce re-offending and keep the public safe. More >>

Thank You to our Corrections Volunteers

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:18 am | Department Of Corrections

For National Volunteers Week, we’re taking the time to acknowledge the 1,700 people across the country who share their time and skills volunteering in prison. More >>

Prison inspection report released for Waikeria Prison

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 2:27 pm | Department Of Corrections

Inspections provide a ‘window into prisons’, giving early warning of emerging risks and challenges, and highlighting areas of innovation and good practice. More >>

Auckland prisoners create opshops from containers

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 1:40 pm | Department Of Corrections

Auckland Prison and Shakti Community Council Inc. (New Zealand) today signed an agreement to have prisoners turn two six-metre containers into opshops for Shakti’s Sustinnoworx project in west Auckland. More >>

Corrections making major investment in Arohata upgrade

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 2:34 pm | Department Of Corrections

Corrections acknowledges the Ombudsman’s independent assessment of Arohata (Upper Prison) under the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT). More >>

Prisoners make homework bags for children

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 11:32 am | Department Of Corrections

Prisoners have been giving back to the community and learning new skills by making homework bags for vulnerable children. More >>

Corrections recruitment service helps fill skills shortage

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 3:43 pm | Department Of Corrections

A skills shortage and a sense of social responsibility is helping to persuade more employers to take on former offenders. More than 900 people with criminal convictions have been placed into work through Corrections’ dedicated employment recruitment ... More >>

Garden throwover foiled at Waikeria Prison

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 11:16 am | Department Of Corrections

Eagle-eyed overnight staff at Waikeria Prison seized a package of contraband items found in a prison garden over the weekend, stopping it from getting to prisoners. More >>

Prison inspection reports first for Inspectorate Office

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 3:15 pm | Department Of Corrections

The Office of the Inspectorate today released reports into Manawatu Prison and Auckland Prison (Paremoremo), the first two resulting from a programme of inspections of New Zealand prisons. More >>

Meth, cash found in carpark contraband search

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 11:51 am | Department Of Corrections

Great work by a Corrections’ detector dog team who saw two visitors to Auckland South Corrections Facility arrested on Saturday after they were found with methamphetamine and a large amount of cash in their vehicle. More >>

Christmas at Corrections

Friday, 22 December 2017, 10:09 am | Department Of Corrections

Each year Corrections receives a number of queries about how Christmas is acknowledged in prison. This year we have put together a range of information, including a video, about the Christmas meal and how prisoners have been lending their skills to help ... More >>

Santa and Elves visit Manawatu Prison

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 2:09 pm | Department Of Corrections

Santa and his elves have made a special visit to Manawatu Prison for a Christmas whanau day for the families of prisoners. More >>

Corrections celebrates International Volunteer Day

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 4:15 pm | Department Of Corrections

Corrections is thanking more than 1,700 volunteers who give their time to help prisoners and offenders turn their lives around for International Volunteer Day. More >>

Corrections Recognises Taeaomanino Trust

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 3:04 pm | Department Of Corrections

Corrections has acknowledged a Porirua organisation which helps offenders turn away from family violence. Porirua’s Taeaomanino Trust has been recognised with a Community Partnership Award from Wellington District Community Corrections. “The Community ... More >>

Prisoners and Community Offenders help for Conservation Week

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 11:35 am | Department Of Corrections

Prisoners and Community Offenders help New Zealanders ‘love our backyard’ for Conservation Week Prisoners and community offenders across the country are helping New Zealanders ‘love our backyard’ – the theme for Conservation Week 2017. ... More >>

Manawatu Prison "Throw Over" of Contraband Thwarted

Friday, 6 October 2017, 10:25 am | Department Of Corrections

Corrections staff at Manawatu Prison on Wednesday night thwarted an attempt to “throw over” contraband, including a suspected cannabinoid substance, into the prison. More >>

Social workers in prisons aim to help women prisoners

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 1:41 pm | Department Of Corrections

A Corrections’ initiative to employ social workers in women’s prisons aims to reduce re-offending and prevent women from returning to prison. More >>

Eagle sculpture to raise funds for children of prisoners

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:37 am | Department Of Corrections

A large copper eagle made by a prisoner at Christchurch Men’s Prison has been gifted to Pillars, the charity for children of prisoners. More >>

Drug smuggling attempt stamped out

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:27 pm | Department Of Corrections

Staff at Invercargill Prison have thwarted two opportunities for drug smuggling this week, after finding cannabis under the postage stamps of incoming prisoner mail. More >>