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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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Minister welcomes new Corrections officers

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

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister welcomes new Corrections officers Corrections Minister Louise Upston today welcomed 113 new Corrections Officer graduates to the team. “It is fantastic to see such a large group graduating and joining our efforts to keep our communities safe and reduce reoffending,” Ms Upston says. The […]

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Prisoners refurbish 50 Red Zone homes

Published By   /  January 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Prisoners refurbish 50 Red Zone homes

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Prisoners refurbish 50 Red Zone homes A Christchurch family in need will have a new home and prisoners from Rolleston Prison have gained life-changing skills, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. The Minister visited the Rolleston Prison construction yard today where she saw the 50th house […]

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More than 1.8 million hours in community work

Published By   /  January 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on More than 1.8 million hours in community work

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: More than 1.8 million hours in community work Offenders across New Zealand completed more than 1.8 million hours of community work last year, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. A community work sentence requires offenders to complete a set number of hours of unpaid work which […]

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Minister welcomes Detector Dog graduates

Published By   /  December 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister welcomes Detector Dog graduates

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister welcomes Detector Dog graduates Judith Collins | Corrections Corrections Minister Judith Collins has welcomed five new members to Corrections Detector Dog team. Corrections’ newest detector dogs were purchased from the Australian Border Force and graduated today, alongside their canine colleagues from Aviation Security and […]

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A Billion Better Things

Published By   /  December 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Crime, Green Party, Justice, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, Politics, Prisons, The Issues  /  Comments Off on A Billion Better Things

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: A Billion Better Things Earlier this week I posed some questions to Finance Minister Bill English about his support for the government’s plan to spend a billion dollars on a new prison. I was pretty disappointed in his answers, all of which flew in the face of his own comments […]

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Corrections Inspectorate to be more transparent

Published By   /  December 6, 2016  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Corrections Inspectorate to be more transparent

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Corrections Inspectorate to be more transparent Judith Collins | Corrections The Corrections Inspectorate function will be more transparent as a result of a new Inspectorate Reporting policy, says Corrections Minister Judith Collins. Inspectors were established by the Corrections Act 2004 to provide assurance around the […]

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Minister inspects $19m Invercargill Prison upgrade

Published By   /  December 2, 2016  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister inspects $19m Invercargill Prison upgrade

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister inspects $19m Invercargill Prison upgrade Corrections Minister Judith Collins has today inspected the $19m upgrade of Invercargill Prison which will add another fifty years of life into the century old facility. The Department of Corrections has just completed a three year, three stage refurbishment, […]

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Next stage of offender employment programme

Published By   /  November 29, 2016  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Corrections, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Next stage of offender employment programme

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Next stage of offender employment programme Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Corrections Minister Judith Collins have announced the launch of the second stage of a new $15.3 million initiative to help offenders prepare for, find and stay in employment and reduce reoffending. The Salvation […]

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Procurement for Waikeria Prison PPP to commence

Published By   /  November 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Procurement for Waikeria Prison PPP to commence

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Procurement for Waikeria Prison PPP to commence The Government has approved the procurement of a 1,500 bed facility at Waikeria Prison that will be designed, built, financed and maintained under a Public Private Partnership (PPP), Corrections Minister Judith Collins announced today. “Last month I advised […]

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Bill holds offenders to account on drug and alcohol use

Published By   /  November 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Bill holds offenders to account on drug and alcohol use

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Bill holds offenders to account on drug and alcohol use Corrections Minister Judith Collins has welcomed a new law that makes it simpler to hold offenders and bailees to account when they are subject to conditions prohibiting the use of drugs and alcohol. The Drug […]

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Minister recognises more service in the Pacific

Published By   /  October 26, 2016  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister recognises more service in the Pacific

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister recognises more service in the Pacific Corrections Minister Judith Collins today acknowledged seven staff who have helped to assist and develop Corrections services in the Pacific Islands over the last ten years. Today’s ceremony in Christchurch followed the ceremony in Wellington last month in […]

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