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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 >>

Checkmate for package of drugs destined for prison

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 4:00 pm | Department Of Corrections

Corrections staff and a detector dog searching incoming prisoner mail at Manawatu Prison this morning found a package of chess pieces packed with a cannabis leaf and oil. The find comes on the same day that another Corrections detector dog team was ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay employers encouraged to employ offenders

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 10:35 am | Department Of Corrections

Businesses from Hawke’s Bay were today urged to consider offenders as employees at a breakfast function hosted by the Corrections Department (Wednesday 13 September). More >>

Prisoners’ poetry available in Northland medical centres

Friday, 25 August 2017, 2:08 pm | Department Of Corrections

NRCF prisoners’ poetry available in Northland medical centres Patients visiting Northland medical centres can now read poetry written by prisoners from Northland Region Corrections Facility (NRCF) while awaiting their doctors’ appointment. NRCF ... More >>

Successful Collaboration Results in Partnership Award

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 10:17 am | Department Of Corrections

Police, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, and Upper Hutt City Council have been recognised with a Community Partnership Award from the Department of Corrections. “The award acknowledges the successful collaboration with our partners in delivering the Alcohol ... More >>

Corrections Recognises Staff Service in Pitcairn Island

Friday, 28 July 2017, 11:28 am | Department Of Corrections

The work of seven Corrections staff, who have returned from an overseas deployment to Pitcairn Island, was acknowledged this week. More >>

Corrections Statement

Friday, 16 June 2017, 9:34 am | Department Of Corrections

Corrections continues to work closely with Police following an incident at Auckland Prison in May involving allegations of prisoners assaulting staff, and the potential use of excessive force by staff. More >>

Corrections initiatives making youth voices count

Friday, 2 June 2017, 10:24 am | Department Of Corrections

Corrections initiatives targeted at youth are making a difference to the lives of young offenders. As part of Youth Week 2017 (26 May–4 June), Corrections is recognising the work being done with young people in New Zealand prisons and on community sentences ... More >>

Rimutaka Prison finalist in Green Ribbon Environmental Award

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 10:29 am | Department Of Corrections

Reducing waste and introducing a recycling scheme at Rimutaka Prison has earned the prison a place in the finals of the 2017 Green Ribbon Awards . The awards recognise outstanding contributions that protect and enhance New Zealand's environment. More >>

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 >>