The government is sitting on its hands while prisoner numbers are climbing and Corrections staff are leaving in droves, says New Zealand First.
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The escape of high risk offender Mathew Kidman in Wellington today shows the electronic bail system is failing and putting our communities at risk, New Zealand First says.
It is about time the government stepped in to attempt to rectify the mess they’ve created by privatising New Zealand prisons but it’s still not good enough, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First is puzzled how an ice-cream top-up in Budget 2015 will do anything to stop re-offending, says New Zealand First.
Kiwis are losing jobs in prisons as the government puts profits before people, says NZ First.
Closing publicly-run prisons to populate a privately-run prison is pure folly, says New Zealand First.
Staff and prisoners are at risk in Corrections facilities because of the shortage of staff, says New Zealand First.
Where are the prison officers’ batons that Corrections Minister Sam Peseta Lotu-Iiga claims have been issued to deal with a high level of assaults in prisons?
Minister of Corrections Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga must immediately call for a review and overhaul of the temporary prison release system, says New Zealand First.
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.
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 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.