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Prison Fellowship NZ: Phil McCarthy as new National Director

Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 2:55 pm | Prison Fellowship

Prison Fellowship New Zealand has announced the appointment of Phil McCarthy as their new National Director starting 1 October 2013. Prison Fellowship Chairman Gregory Fortuin said “PFNZ’s DNA is unashamedly that of a faith-based volunteer organisation ... More >>

A New Era for Prison Fellowship and Corrections

Friday, 26 October 2012, 5:25 pm | Prison Fellowship

After some 18 months of ongoing dialogue and negotiations with the Department of Corrections, as we explored ways to align the unique approach of the Faith Based Unit, He Korowai Whakapono, at Rimutaka Prison to the ongoing problems of reducing ... More >>

Gregory Fortuin appointed Prison Fellowship Chairman

Monday, 6 August 2012, 2:01 pm | Prison Fellowship

Prison Fellowship New Zealand has appointed Mr Gregory Fortuin of Porirua as its Executive Chairman. He takes over the reins from Mr Ian Elliott who has served as Board Chairman for the past 20 years. Mr Elliott will continue to serve on the Board ... More >>

Angel Tree Competition Winners to Spend Day at Rainbow's End

Thursday, 29 March 2012, 11:28 am | Prison Fellowship

For the first time since Angel Tree was introduced to NZ some 15 years ago, Prison Fellowship delivered more than just gifts to the children of prisoners this past Christmas. Prison Fellowship partnered with a Christian Trust to run a national competition ... More >>

Common accord to start to reduce prison numbers

Friday, 8 October 2010, 10:39 am | Prison Fellowship

Overseas prison experts, Justice and Correctional management, policy analysts from Government Departments and a considerable number of NGOs working in the criminal justice sector gathered at the “Breaking down the barriers to get prison numbers ... More >>

Maori issues are major focus of prison reform hui

Friday, 8 October 2010, 10:35 am | Prison Fellowship

Overseas prison experts, Justice and Correctional management, policy analysts from Government Departments and a considerable number of NGOs working in the criminal justice sector gathered at the “Breaking down the barriers to get prison numbers ... More >>

Early Bird Registrations - 5 Days to go

Friday, 27 August 2010, 4:21 pm | Prison Fellowship

If you have not already registered for the Conference, do so now before August 31. You will be able to register after that time but the lower cost early bird registrations close August 31. More >>

Shawshank Redemption stories occur in our prisons

Friday, 19 March 2010, 12:53 pm | Prison Fellowship

“10,000 Kiwis have just rated ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ as their top film of all time, but how is this compatible with our societal approach to imprisonment”, wonders Robin Gunston, National Director of Prison Fellowship, “it seems we want ... More >>

Prisons: Finding better ways to spend a Billion

Friday, 27 November 2009, 4:47 pm | Prison Fellowship

Finance Minister Bill English’s announcement this week on our woeful fiscal position showed that Corrections has been one of the main portfolios where expenditure has been more than double that of the average increase in Government expenditure over ... More >>

Rimutaka Prison's Faith Based Unit’s 6th Birthday

Friday, 16 October 2009, 4:08 pm | Prison Fellowship

“Today marks the 6th birthday of the prison system’s national faith based unit at Rimutaka Prison- He Korowai Whakapono- the cloak of faith” says Patrick Lewis, Prison Fellowship New Zealand’s unit manager, who has worked at the unit since ... More >>

Prison Fellowship commends statement on recidivism

Thursday, 8 October 2009, 12:35 pm | Prison Fellowship

Corrections Minister Judith Collin’s statement this week on prisoner employment is highly commendable, says Robin Gunston, National Director of Prison Fellowship New Zealand. More >>

Prison Fellowship successful in Community Awards

Friday, 25 September 2009, 3:57 pm | Prison Fellowship

It has been a busy week for several groups affiliated to Prison Fellowship New Zealand, in their local Council Community Awards. On Tuesday night Wainuiomata’s Life Impact Church, which is Prison Fellowship’s pilot “Target Community” for ex-prisoner ... More >>

Containers a good temporary solution for Prison

Friday, 28 August 2009, 3:00 pm | Prison Fellowship

Yesterday’s announcement by the Department of Corrections about a 60 bed trial unit for container based cells at Rimutaka Prison comes as no surprise, says Robin Gunston, National Director of Prison Fellowship, and is a practical lower cost solution ... More >>

Prisoner Mentor Scheme – Five Years of Success

Friday, 11 July 2008, 10:46 am | Prison Fellowship

Operate Jericho, Prison Fellowship's prisoner reintegration scheme using volunteer mentors, celebrates five years of operation this month. The scheme matches mentors with prisoners six - eight months before release, and provides support to prisoners ... More >>

New Zealand Leads the World in Prison Volunteering

Thursday, 19 June 2008, 9:43 am | Prison Fellowship

"New Zealand has more prison volunteers in proportion to the prisoner population than anywhere else in the world", according to Kim Workman, National Director, Prison Fellowship. He was speaking in support of Volunteer Awareness Week. More >>

Kurariki Media Exposure Criticised

Monday, 19 May 2008, 10:23 am | Prison Fellowship

Participants at the Prison Fellowship 25th Anniversary Conference unanimously expressed their deep concern at 'Herald on Sunday's' decision to publish details about Bailey Kurariki's current situation. A front page article in today's edition detailed the ... More >>

Crime and Justice Conference

Sunday, 4 May 2008, 12:08 am | Prison Fellowship

"Prison Fellowship is encouraging members of the public to attend their annual Conference, - "Changing the Landscape Another Perspective on Crime and Justice'", to be held this month." More >>

Victims must make the decisions to meet offenders

Thursday, 17 April 2008, 10:54 am | Prison Fellowship

"Any victim who considers they are being pressured to take part in a restorative justice conference, or pressured not to take part, should complain to the Ministry of Justice, or in the case of conferences held in prison, to the Department of Corrections", ... More >>

3,200 Prisoner’s Children Receive Christmas Gifts

Monday, 21 January 2008, 11:08 am | Prison Fellowship

“Over Christmas, 3,200 children received gifts in the name of their imprisoned parent, through the Angel Tree program. More >>

New Zealand can Learn from Californian Prisons

Monday, 14 January 2008, 11:08 am | Prison Fellowship

“New Zealand needs to take a close look at what happens when government pursues a high imprisonment policy, in the face of a relatively stable crime rate”, said Kim Workman, Project Leader, Rethinking Crime and Punishment Project. More >>





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