Notorious sex offenders should be under intense personal 24/7 monitoring, not left to the whims of a failing system, says New Zealand First.
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New Zealand First says all high-risk offenders being monitored electronically should be recalled as copycat behaviour is getting out of control with more people cutting off electronic monitoring bracelets.
The Phillip Smith debacle has seriously undermined public confidence in the Department of Corrections but Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga doesn’t think anyone should be held accountable, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First is to ask the Rt Hon David Carter to reconsider its request for an urgent debate on the Philip Smith debacle, following yesterday’s request being turned down due to a Ministerial review.
Prisoners doing a full day’s work is nothing new, but National is pretending it’s had an innovative idea to get prisoners working, says New Zealand First.
Allegations have surfaced that Whare Oranga Ake Prison rehabilitation centre in Hawkes Bay is under investigation, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First says the opportunity for prisoners to be involved in rebuilding earthquake damaged Christchurch houses is a small step in the right direction – but it has taken too long to get started.
New Zealand First says the stabbing of a 29-year-old prisoner at Spring Hill Corrections Facility is another sign that the Department of Corrections is being underfunded.
New Zealand First says the Government has seriously compromised community safety by using the Budget as an electioneering tool and neglecting essential areas like law and order.
Claims by the Government that “communities are safer” is absolute baloney, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First wants the Government to ensure that appropriate measures have been put in place to protect women prisoners when transgender prisoners are transferred out of male prisons into female prisons.