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Release of Ombudsman’s Inspection Reports

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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A Billion Better Things

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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Fewer prisoners, better rehabilition – learning from abroad

By   /  September 27, 2016  /  24/7 News, Corrections, europe, Finalnd, Green Party, incarceration, Justice & Democracy, justice reform, norway, Opposition News, Politics, prison, prisoner, Prisons, The Issues, UK  /  Comments Off on Fewer prisoners, better rehabilition – learning from abroad

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Fewer prisoners, better rehabilition – learning from abroad As Parliament goes into recess for two weeks, I’m heading away first to UK, then to Northern Europe. The purpose of my trip, somewhat unusually, is to visit and learn more about prisons and prison systems. Our […]

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