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Corrections Minister thanks prison volunteers

Published By   /  June 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Corrections Minister thanks prison volunteers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Corrections Minister thanks prison volunteers Corrections Minister Louise Upston is thanking the more than 2000 volunteers who give their time to help prisoners and offenders turn their lives around. Today marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week, when the work of more than one million […]

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Corrections seeks jobs for offenders

Published By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Corrections seeks jobs for offenders

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Corrections seeks jobs for offenders Businesses from around the lower North Island will be urged to consider offenders as employees at a breakfast function hosted by Corrections Minister Louise Upston and the Corrections Department next week. The event on Tuesday is part of a series […]

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Release of Ombudsman’s Inspection Reports

Published By   /  June 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Department of Corrections, New Zealand Government, Press Release, Prisons  /  Comments Off on Release of Ombudsman’s Inspection Reports

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Department of Corrections Headline: Release of Ombudsman’s Inspection Reports To be attributed to Chief Custodial Officer Neil Beales: The United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture establishes an international inspection system for places of detention. The Ombudsman has responsibility under the Crimes of Torture Act (COTA) for […]

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$81.8m for Community Corrections and prisoner rehabilitation

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $81.8m for Community Corrections and prisoner rehabilitation

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $81.8m for Community Corrections and prisoner rehabilitation Budget 2017 invests $81.8 million of new operating funding over four years to help manage offenders serving sentences in the community and to improve prisoner rehabilitation, Corrections Minister Louise Upston says. $51.6 million in funding will enable Community […]

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New laws to monitor drug and alcohol use

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New laws to monitor drug and alcohol use

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New laws to monitor drug and alcohol use New laws will allow Police and Corrections to better ensure offenders in the community or defendants on bail are adhering to conditions not to consume alcohol or drugs, say Police Minister Paula Bennett and Corrections Minister Louise […]

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Canterbury bosses urged to give offenders jobs

Published By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Canterbury bosses urged to give offenders jobs

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Canterbury bosses urged to give offenders jobs Corrections Minister Louise Upston will tomorrow host the second in a series of employer breakfasts in Canterbury to outline how they can help change the lives of offenders, their families and their communities. Ms Upston and Corrections will […]

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Role of Corrections nurses recognised

Published By   /  May 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Role of Corrections nurses recognised

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Role of Corrections nurses recognised Corrections Minister Louise Upston today acknowledged the nearly 250 nurses, team leaders and health centre managers who deliver primary health services to prisoners behind the wire every day. Each year International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12 May – the […]

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New Corrections officers welcomed

Published By   /  May 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Corrections officers welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Corrections officers welcomed Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed 40 new Corrections officers who have completed training. The recruits graduated at a ceremony in Wellington yesterday and will now return to prison sites across the country. “As a Corrections officer or offender employment instructor, […]

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Secure Online Learning now at all prisons

Published By   /  May 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Secure Online Learning now at all prisons

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Secure Online Learning now at all prisons Corrections has completed a programme to equip all its prisons with secure computer suites that allow prisoners access to online learning tools, Corrections Minister Louise Upston says. “With new Secure Online Learning (SOL) suites being opened at Mt […]

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Waitangi Tribunal’s report on Corrections

Published By   /  April 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Green Party, honour the treaty, Justice & Democracy, Maori, Opposition News, Politics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Treaty of Waitangi  /  Comments Off on Waitangi Tribunal’s report on Corrections

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Waitangi Tribunal’s report on Corrections A month ago, the Corrections Minister said without equivocation, to no less than the Kingiitanga, that “Reducing reoffending by Māori offenders is a high priority for Corrections.” A nice line, sure, but an empty one, totally divorced from reality, if […]

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122 more frontline officers for Corrections

Published By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on 122 more frontline officers for Corrections

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 122 more frontline officers for Corrections Corrections Minister Louise Upston today congratulated one of the largest cohorts of frontline officers ever welcomed to Corrections. Another 122 new Corrections officers and offender employment instructors will soon be working at prisons throughout the country after graduating from […]

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Corrections officers graduate from training

Published By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Corrections officers graduate from training

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Corrections officers graduate from training Corrections Minister Louise Upston has congratulated 53 new Corrections officers and offender employment instructors on their graduation from training. “I thank these men and women for stepping up to this very challenging job. We need dedicated and committed people to […]

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Corrections staff recognised for Pacific service

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Corrections staff recognised for Pacific service

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Corrections staff recognised for Pacific service Corrections Minister Louise Upston today acknowledged eight Corrections staff who have helped with and developed corrections services in the Pacific. Service pins were presented to the eight staff in a ceremony at Parliament to mark their work in Vanuatu […]

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Offenders helped into stable employment

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Offenders helped into stable employment

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Offenders helped into stable employment Corrections’ new recruitment service is finding early success, with 140 offenders placed in permanent employment in just three months. “Stable employment is a major factor to helping offenders lead better, crime-free lives. It is good for the offenders, their families […]

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New Corrections officers graduate

Published By   /  March 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Corrections officers graduate

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Corrections officers graduate Corrections Minister Louise Upston has congratulated 65 new Corrections officers and offender employment instructors who graduated from their 12-week training course today. “I thank these men and women for choosing a career with Corrections and joining our efforts to protect public […]

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Hamilton Community Corrections site opens

Published By   /  March 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Hamilton Community Corrections site opens

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Hamilton Community Corrections site opens Corrections Minister Louise Upston has officially opened a new Hamilton Community Corrections site that is safer for staff and will help better with the rehabilitation of offenders. The Hamilton site is the second centre to be completed this year, as […]

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Lessons for Corrections in prisoner care

Published By   /  March 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Lessons for Corrections in prisoner care

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Lessons for Corrections in prisoner care Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed the release of the Chief Ombudsman’s report into Corrections’ care and management of prisoners at risk of self-harm. “I have been briefed by the Corrections chief executive on the report into the use […]

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Prison products proudly boost biodiversity

Published By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, biodiversity, Conservation, Corrections, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Otago, Otago Correctional Facility, Public Sector, Technology  /  Comments Off on Prison products proudly boost biodiversity

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Prison products proudly boost biodiversity By Susan Streatfield, Partnerships Ranger What do predator traps, grebe rafts, translocation boxes, wētā motels and red tussock have in common? They are just some of the conservation products created at Otago Correctional Facility for DOC and community groups in […]

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Secure unit for high-risk offenders opened

Published By   /  February 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Secure unit for high-risk offenders opened

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Secure unit for high-risk offenders opened Corrections Minister Louise Upston today opened a new residential facility at Christchurch Men’s Prison that will accommodate high-risk sexual or violent offenders subject to Public Protection Orders. “The Matawhāiti Residence is designed to balance public safety with the appropriate […]

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Extra Courts & Corrections funding to support Police package

Published By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Corrections, Courts, Justice, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Extra Courts & Corrections funding to support Police package

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Extra Courts & Corrections funding to support Police package The justice sector will receive an extra $115 million over four years to support the rollout of more police on the beat. Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams and Corrections Minister Louise Upston say the additional […]

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